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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. 
The meeting is expected to start at 8:30 a.m. PST on July 7, and will end at 12:30 p.m. PST on July 10.

Preliminary Program and Speakers

Plenary Session and Speakers



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
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.
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.

J​ohn Desjarlais, Ph.D.
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
Miniproteins in the Human Brain: New Opportunities for Understanding Neurodevelopment and Disease 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.

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