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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 features a multitude of opportunities for networking, open submission talks, and unique workshops for students and educators alike. Keep an eye out for our Early-Bird Membership Rates, active January 1, to save on Symposium registration and abstracts fees. 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

Nobel Laureate Lecture

  •       Richard Henderson, 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
          Cambridge University

Mechanisms of Protein Aggregation

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

Chaperoning Aggregation and Proteostasis: Life and Death in a Cell

  • Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
  • Sarah Perrett, Institute of Biophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jason Gestwicki, University of California, San Francisco

Structural Elucidation of Protein Complexes by Mass Spectrometry

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

Selectivity in Protein-Protein Interactions: From Design to Control

  • Madan Babu, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Marissa Matsumoto, Genentech
  • Dev Sidhu, University of Toronto

Mechanobiology - Force-Dependent Protein Interactions with Cytoskeleton

  • Timothy Springer, Harvard University
  • Jie Yan, National University of Singapore
  • Greg Alushin, The Rockefeller University

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

What do Proteins do When They Are Crowded? Does it Matter?

  • Rebecca Wade, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH
  • Yutaka Ito, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Simon Ebbinghaus, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Folding, Function & Quality Control of Membrane Proteins

  • Jonathan Schlebach, Indiana University
  • Thomas Perkins, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Alessandro Senes, University of Wisconsin

Protein Folding and Dynamics: Experiments and Simulations

  • Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois
  • Lars Konermann, Western University
  • Shachi Gosavi, National Center for Biological Sciences

Proteins in the Membrane: Dynamics and Recognition

  • Stephan Grzesiek, University of Basel
  • Adam Smith, University of Akron
  • James Chou, Harvard Medical School

Unrestricted Bullies in the Cell - Large Protein Systems in Solution

  • Charalampos Kalodimos, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Mitsu Ikura, University of Toronto
  • Ellis Reinherz, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Signaling Across the Membrane, G-protein Coupled Receptors

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

2019 Protein Planning Committee

Robert Matthews, Ph.D., Chair

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Michael Feig, Ph.D.
Michigan State University

Karen Fleming, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Sheena Radford, Ph.D.
University of Leeds

Jayant Udgaonkar, Ph.D.
Indian Institute of Science Research and Education (IISER) Pune

Gerhard Wagner, Ph.D.
Harvard University

William Weis, Ph.D.
Stanford University

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.