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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 nine 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 symposium will also feature networking tables, receptions, industry visits, DEI-themed workshops, a Protein Science Journal workshop, and much more. The final schedule and RSVPS will be open early May.
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

2022 TPS Award Winners

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David Goodsell, Ph.D.
Scripps Research Institute and
Rutgers University
2022 Carl Brändén Winner
Jin Zhang, Ph.D.
University of California San Diego
2022 Christian B. Anfinsen Winner
Sun Hur, Ph.D.
Harvard University/Boston Children's Hospital
2022 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Winner

Art as a Tool for Structural Biology

Illuminating the Biochemical Activity Architecture of the Cell

Innate Immune Mechanism For Self Vs. Non-Self Rna Discrimination

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 Philipp Kukura, Ph.D.
University of Oxford
2022 Emil Thomas Kaiser Winner
Squire Booker, Ph.D.
Penn State University
2022 Hans Neurath Winner
Daniel Herschlag, Ph.D.
Stanford University
2022 Stein & Moore Winner

Unravelling Biomolecular Structure, Interactions And Dynamics With Mass Photometry

Taking a Hit for the Team: Self-sacrifice as a Strategy for tRNA Methylthiolation

What Do We Understand About How Enzymes Work, And Why Don’t We Understand The Rest?

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Nozomi Ando, Ph.D.
Cornell University
2022 Protein Science Young Investigator Winner
Nicolas Lux Fawzi, Ph.D.
Brown University
2022 Protein Science Young Investigator Winner

Correlated Motions in Proteins

Seeing the Atomic Determinants of Phase Separation in Function and Disease

2021 TPS Award Winners

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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. Anfinsen Winner
Protein Homeostasis at Atomic Resolution: A Tale of Two Chaperones

Dynamics of Proteins Discovered by Time-resolved Studies with X-ray Free Electron Lasers

Session Topic 1: 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

Barbara DiVentura, Ph.D.
University of Freiburg

Engineering Next-Generation CAR-T Cell Therapy for Cancer Engineering Proteins to Sense Specific Small Ligands Divide et Impera

Session Topic 2: 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

The Science Behind Protein Cancer Health Disparities Solving Structures Inside and Outside of Cells Probing the Molecular Organization of Cells & Organelles Using Cryo-electron Tomography

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
Structural Principles Regulating the Ubiquitination Machinery Structural Insights into the Recognition of Transcription Terminators by ProQ/FinO RNA Chaperones Solving 3D Puzzles of Biomolecular Interactions by Integrative Modelling

Session Topic 4: Imaging & Tracking of Proteins in Space and time 

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Ed Marcotte, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

Anthony Roberts, Ph.D.
University College London

Adam Smith, Ph.D.
University of Akron

Tracing Proteins And Their Interactions Through Deep Evolutionary Time

Building the Cilium with ATP-driven Molecular Motors How Do Oncogenic Mutations Affect Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Dimerization and Function?

Session Topic 5: 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 Probing Human Milk Glycoproteins Role of Ancestry in Tumor Biology

Session Topic 6: 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

Programming Biology for Acceleration of Biotherapeutics and Sustainability

Language Modeling at the Scale of Evolution

OpenFold: A trainable and Modular Implementation of AlphaFold2

Session Topic 7: 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 Discovery and Characterization of Novel Microproteins

Marie Brunet
Université de Sherbrooke

The Coding Potential of Pseudogenes: Between Relics and New Beginnings

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 Engineering Bispecific Antibodies as Therapeutics Mobilizing the Immune System With Bispecific Antibodies and Potency-tuned Cytokines

Session Topic 9: Protein Phase Separation in Biomolecular Condensates

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Tanja Mittag, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Rebecca Berlow, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel

Felipe Quiroz, Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University

How Phase Separation is Encoded in Intrinsically Disordered Low-Complexity Domains

Rewriting the Rules of Molecular Competition: Transcriptional Regulation by Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

Dissecting Biomolecular Condensates Across Stratified Epithelial Tissues

Session Topic 10: Structure & 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
Time Travel to the Past and Future – Evolution of Energy Landscapes for Enzymes Catalysis 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 11: 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

Mechanistically Understanding Disease Through Integration of Systems-level Data

Cell Atlases as Roadmaps to Better Understand and Treat Disease Characterizing Virus-host Interactions Using Multi-omics Approaches

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

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Travis Wheeler, Ph.D.
University of Montana
Jeanine Amacher, Ph.D.
Western Washington University
Sergio Hassan, Ph.D.

An Open Source Workflow for Virtually Screening Billions of Molecules for Binding Affinity to Protein Targets

A Comprehensive Structural View of Target Recognition in the Streptococcus Class A sortase Catalytic Mechanism

In Search of New Antimicrobial Classes Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens

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