9th Annual Protein Folding Diseases Initiative Symposium

By Catherine Niemiec | October 4 2022

October 20, 2022

If you have any questions related to this event, please contact Cathy Niemiec at cniemiec@umich.edu.


Symposium Program

Morning

9:00am

Opening Remarks
by Peter Arvan, MD, PhD, William K., and Delores S. Brehm Professor of Diabetes Research and Chief of the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes, and Co-Director of the Protein Folding Diseases Initiative

9:10am

Keynote Speaker

Karin Reinisch, PhD
David W. Wallace Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Director of Graduate Studies, Yale School of Medicine
“About Non-Vesicular Protein-Mediated Bulk Lipid Trafficking and a Proposed Role in Membrane Expansion and Organelle Biogenesis”

10:00am

Wenjing Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Research Assistant Professor, Life Sciences Institute
“Designing Disulfide Bond Free Nanobodies for Targeting Alpha-Synuclein Fibrils”

10:45am

Break & Poster Review
Seminar Rooms A, B, C and Upper Atrium

11:30am

Phil Hogg, PhD
Head, ACRF Centenary Cancer Research Centre, The Charles Perkins Centre, Deputy Director, Centenary Institute, The University of Sydney
“Multiple Covalent Protein Forms: A New Look at the Mature Functional Protein”

Afternoon

12:15pm

Lunch & Poster Review
Seminar Rooms A, B, C, and Upper Atrium

1:45pm

Selected Talks from Young Investigators

2:45pm

Break

3:00pm

Keynote Speaker

Meredith Jackrel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Washing University in St. Louis
“Protein Folding, Misfolding, and Disaggregases to Counter Misfolding”

3:50pm

Closing Remarks & Awards
by Andy Lieberman, MD, PhD, Gerald D. Abrams Collegiate Professor and Director of Neuropathology, and Co-Director of the Protein Folding Diseases Initiative

4:00pm

Reception

 

 
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