Conference Summary

This FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) is the 12th meeting in a series that began in 1995. It will feature cutting edge research on protein folding and aggregation in neurodegenerative and systemic diseases, such as Alzheimer's and diabetes, and in normal physiology, such as functional amyloid formation. Speakers will cover a range of mechanisms underlying protein aggregate formation and the cellular response. New findings in intracellular phase transitions and intrinsically disordered proteins will be highlighted, along with emerging technologies in biophysics, bioengineering, structural biology, and imaging for high-resolution studies of protein aggregation. Novel therapeutic intervention strategies and challenges will also be featured.

This interdisciplinary conference brings together researchers from global institutions who are studying protein aggregation from distinct perspectives, allowing emerging concepts to be shared widely and synergistically to advance the study, treatment, and prevention of amyloid diseases. The program will facilitate cross-talk between individuals from diverse scientific disciplines and skill levels to inspire new innovations and quality science in protein aggregation diseases and functional amyloids. 

A large number of oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts and selected talks. Poster presentations and recreational activities will provide attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas and formulate new collaborations. Funds are expected to provide student/postdoc travel scholarships.

In addition to an opening keynote session with J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) and Judith Frydman, PhD (Stanford University), this conference will feature nine oral sessions, two poster sessions, and a career development session. A Next Generation seminar will precede the conference, allowing graduate students and postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to present their work, build collaborations, and network with peers. 

Registration Prices

    The Next Generation Seminar

    Sunday June 9, 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
    Base Village Conference Center


    Patricia Aguilar-Calvo, PhD
    Lorena Saelices, PhD

    Aimed to facilitate scientific dialogue between students, post-doctoral fellows, and other scientists who share a common interest in protein aggregation. Scientists will have the opportunity to present their published and unpublished research findings to stimulate discussion and networking with peers in a supportive atmosphere.

    How to Register

    Complete the registration for The Protein Aggregation Conference. When you receive your registration confirmation, click on the link to purchase additional items and pay the $50 fee to participate. Registration includes continental breakfast, a coffee break, and lunch. You will also have an opportunity to register for an additional night of lodging for the night of Saturday, June 8, 2019 (offer available until May 6, 2019). Lodging will only be arranged for attendees registered for the seminar. 

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    Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 1 R13 NS111914-01 from the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


    Conference Location

    Base Village Conference Center
    110 Carriage Way
    Snowmass Village, CO 81615 USA

    Conference Organizers

    Christina Sigurdson, DVM, PhD
    Professor, Pathology, University of California, San Diego, USA

    Danny Hatters, PhD
    Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia

    Keynote Speakers

    J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Judith Frydman, PhD
    Stanford University