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#PS33 - Seattle

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Save the date for the 33rd Annual Symposium of The Protein Society, taking place June 30 - July 3, 2019. The Protein Society is heading west to Seattle, Washington! The Annual Symposium- which will take place at the beautiful Sheraton Grand Seattle, features a multitude of opportunities for networking, open submission talks, and unique workshops for students and educators alike. Take advantage of our Early-Bird Membership Rates, active NOW, to save on Symposium registration and abstracts fees. Check out our Call For Abstracts here, and learn how to get involved by contacting us.

We encourage you to plan your trip to Seattle to take advantage of the Independence Day Holiday in 2019. Check out these local activities you can participate in during the 4th of July in Seattle!

Preliminary Sessions and Confirmed Speakers

Please note - we have just updated the list of sessions and speakers below, but it is still preliminary, and will be updated again in April of 2019, when we add speakers from open submissions.

Nobel Laureate Lecture

  •       Richard Henderson, 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
          Cambridge University

Mechanobiology - Force-Dependent Protein Interactions with Cytoskeleton

  • Greg Alushin, The Rockefeller University
  • Timothy Springer, Harvard University
  • Jie Yan, National University of Singapore
Timing is of the Essence: Dynamics and Kinetics of Biological Function via Experiment and Simulation
  • Steven Block, Stanford University
  • Jay Groves, University of California, Berkeley
  • Xuhui Huang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mechanisms of Protein Aggregation

  • David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Louise Serpell, University of Sussex
  • Wei-Feng Xue, University of Kent

Protein Folding and Dynamics: Experiments and Simulations

  • Lillian Chong, University of Pittsburgh
  • Shachi Gosavi, National Center for Biological Sciences
  • Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois
  • Lars Konermann, Western University
Chaperoning Aggregation and Proteostasis: Life and Death in a Cell
  • Jason Gestwicki, University of California, San Francisco
  • Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
  • Raquel Lieberman, Georgia Tech
  • Sarah Perrett, Institute of Biophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences
Folding, Function & Quality Control of Membrane Proteins
  • Thomas Perkins, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Jonathan Schlebach, Indiana University
  • Alessandro Senes, University of Wisconsin
  •       Shu-ou Shan, Caltech

Proteins in the Membrane: Dynamics and Recognition

  • James Chou, Harvard Medical School
  • Stephan Grzesiek, University of Basel
  • Adam Smith, University of Akron
Unrestricted Bullies in the Cell - Large Protein Systems in Solution
  • Mitsu Ikura, University of Toronto
  • Charalampos Kalodimos, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Ellis Reinherz, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Selectivity in Protein-Protein Interactions: From Design to Control

  • Madan Babu, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Francisco
  • Marissa Matsumoto, Genentech
  • Dev Sidhu, University of Toronto
What do Proteins do When They Are Crowded? Does it Matter?
  • Simon Ebbinghaus, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Yutaka Ito, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Jeanne C. Stachowiak, UT Austin
  • Rebecca Wade, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH

Structural Elucidation of Protein Complexes by Mass Spectrometry

  • Jennifer Brodbelt, University of Texas at Austin
  • James Bruce, University of Washington
  • Joseph Loo, University of California, Los Angeles

Signaling Across the Membrane, G-protein Coupled Receptors

  • Scott Blanchard, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Andy Kruse, Harvard University
  • Georgios Skiniotis, Stanford University

2019 Protein Planning Committee

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What IS the Annual Symposium?

The Protein Society’s premier event, our Annual Symposium, hosts 700 hundred chemists, biologists, physicists, mathematicians, students, and educators who share a unifying interest in understanding the nature of proteins.

Structured with two concurrent sessions and spanning 3.5 days, the event features a multitude of opportunities for networking, plentiful speaking slots for selected early-career scientists, and unique workshops for students AND educators.