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The Protein Society Annual Symposium 2022 (PS36)

July 7 - 10, 2022 | San Francisco, California | Hilton San Francisco Union Square

We are excited to bring you this year’s annual symposium, comprising 12 exceptional scientific sessions and 9 award speakers totaling over 60 invited and contributed talks. Our program committee, chaired by Walter Chazin, has assembled a program that spans the broad range of protein science, combining critical underpinnings of the field, the latest developments and a vision into the future with career development and technical workshops as well as ample networking opportunities. This year’s symposium continues our commitment to open participation, with a number of symposium talks coming from contributed sessions and speakers across a broad range of topics. Submissions of Abstracts, Travel Awards and Contributed and Young Investigator Talks applications will open on our website in January 2022. 

Preliminary Program and Speakers

Plenary Session and Speakers

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David Agard, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
2021 Stein & Moore Winner
Petra Fromme, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
2021 Christian B. Anfinson Winner

Session Topic 1: Protein Phase Separation in Biomolecular Condensates

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Tanja Mittag, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Monika Fuxreiter, Ph.D.
University of Padova, Italy
Kate Lee, Ph.D.
University of Toronto

Session Topic 2: Protein Science Addressing Health Disparities

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Renee Reams, Ph.D.
Florida A&M University

Steve Townsend, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University

Melissa Davis, Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medicine

The Science Behind Protein Cancer Health Disparities

Session Topic 3: Integrating Techniques to Address Challenges in Protein Structural Biology 

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Sonja Lorenz, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute
Mark Glover, Ph.D.
University of Alberta
Alexandre Bonvin, Ph.D.
Universiteit Utrecht

Session Topic 4: Machine Learning in Protein Science 

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Deborah Marks, Ph.D.
Harvard University

Alexander Rives, Ph.D.
New York University

Mohammed AlQuraishi, Ph.D.
Columbia University

Session Topic 5: Synthetic Biology & Biosensing: Engineering Protein Components for 
Cellular Tasks

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Yvonne Chen, Ph.D.
University of California Los Angeles
Birte Höcker, Ph.D.
Universität Bayreuth
Matthew Wook Chang, Ph.D.
National University of Singapore
Engineering Next-Generation CAR-T Cell Therapy for Cancer

Session Topic 6: Imaging and Tracking of Proteins in Space and Time

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Yulong Li, Ph.D.
Peking University
Anthony Roberts, Ph.D.
University College London
Keriann Backus, Ph.D.
University of California Los Angeles
Building the Cilium with ATP-driven Molecular Motors
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Adam Smith, Ph.D.
University of Akron

Session Topic 7: High Throughput Protein Science

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Nevan Krogan, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen, Ph.D.
Genentech
Andreas Pichlmair, Ph.D.
Technical University of Munich

Session Topic 8: Celebrating 100 Antibody Drugs

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K. Dane Wittrup, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paul Carter, Ph.D.
Genentech

J​ohn Desjarlais, Ph.D.
Xencor
Antibody Drug Lead Isolation and Optimization by Cell Surface Display and Flow Cytometric Screening Mobilizing the Immune System With Bispecific Antibodies and Potency-tuned Cytokines

Session Topic 9: Structure and Dynamics Perspectives on Enzyme Function

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Dorothee Kern, Ph.D.
Brandeis University

Misty Kuhn, Ph.D.
San Francisco State University

Ningkun Wang, Ph.D.
San Jose State University

Elucidating the Molecular Landscape of Bacterial Gcn5-related N-acetyltransferase (GNAT) Enzymes The Old Dog Still Has Some New Tricks: Non Canonical Allosteric Regulation of SIRT1

Session Topic 10: Seeing 3D Structures in Cells: Cryo-electron Tomography Blazes the Trail 

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Elizabeth Wright, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dimitry Tegunov, Ph.D.
Ludwigs Maximilians Universität

Daniela Nicastro, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Probing the Molecular Organization of Cells & Organelles Using Cryo-electron Tomography

Session Topic 11: Miniproteins: Are There Really That Many Additional Genes That We Have Been Missing?

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Brian Kalish, Ph.D.
The Hospital for Sick Children
Sarah Slavoff, Ph.D.
Yale University
Alan Saghatelian, Ph.D.
 Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
Functional (chemo-)proteomics of Small Open Reading Frame-Encoded Proteins

Session Topic 12: Protein and Ligand - A New Marriage Between an Old Couple

 
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Travis Wheeler, Ph.D.
University of Montana
Carlie LaLone, Ph.D.
Environmental Protection Agency
Sergio Hassan, Ph.D.
NIH

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