The ISFP was founded to stimulate scientific research relating to any aspect of proteolysis which is relevant to human biology and pathology.

Minutes General Assembly Brighton, July 3, 2012

Composition of the council

J. Wojta becomes chairman after the Brighton congress and J. Meijers remains as Secretary-Treasurer until 2014. P. Declerck was elected as new Chairman-Elect, to become Chairman in 2014. Class 2012 (L. Bajzar, P. Declerck, V. Ellis, J. Wojta) retires after this congress. Class 2014 (C. Kluft, F. Lupu, V. Ploplis) and Class 2016 (`D. Lawrence, T. Urano, M. Geiger, L. Miles) will continue. New Class 2018 members (M. Colucci, T. Lisman, N. Mutch and D. Vivien) were accepted by the Genral Assembly. R. Lijnen continues as Executive Director, and the ex-officio members (A. Gils, M. De Maat, R. Medcalf) are also prolonged.


Nine new regular membership and eight junior membership applications were accepted by the General Assembly; 88 full memberships were paid in 2011 and 22 junior memberships are registered. Ten complimentary memberships are prolonged for another year.
A membership directory will be e-mailed to all members

Financial situation

The income statement and balance 2011 and the proposed budget for 2012 were approved by the General Assembly. The membership fee for 2013 will be kept at 60€ or 100€ for 2013-2014. Two travel grants were awarded (to M. Sashindranath and E. Vercauteren).
The Council decided to continue the D. Collen Young Investigator Awards (1 x 5,000 $ and 4 x 1,000 $) and the ISFP Prize (10,000 $) at the next ISFP Congress.

Society Journal

The impact factor of JTH is now 5.74. The overall acceptance rate of manuscripts is 31%. As Associated Editor section Fibrinolysis, R. Medcalf suggests that ISFP members make suggestions for review topics and write commentaries on fibrinolysis-related papers. The term of R. Medcalf as Associate Editor will end when the newly elected editors-in-chief (F. Rosendaal, P. Reitsma) will be in office. Candidates (6 year term) for Associate Editor, section Fibrinolysis, should contact the Executive Director.

Congress 2014

The 2014 ISFP Congress will take place in Marseille, organized by M.-C. Alessi, P. Morange and F. Dignat-George. Tentatively it is scheduled in the first half of July. Because of the decreasing number of Abstracts submitted, it may be considered to reduce the duration of the Congress.


Candidates to organize the 2016 ISFP congress are solicited.
A new – more dynamic – website was developed (

H.R. Lijnen
Executive Director


The 24th International congress of the ISFP and the 17th International Workshop on Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plasminogen Activation, Edinburgh, UK, September 3-7, 2018