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. 

The organizers of the Protein Aggregation in Health and Disease conference announce The Next Generation Seminar 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 Scientists will have the opportunity to present their published and unpublished research findings to stimulate discussion and networking with peers in a supportive atmosphere.

The Next Generation Seminar will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Base Village Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Organized by Drs. Patricia Aguilar-Calvo and Lorena Saelices.

To register for the seminar, please complete the registration for the official Protein Aggregation SRC.   When you receive your registration confirmation, click on the link to purchase additional items and pay the fee.  An additional fee of $50.00 is required to participate in the seminar, which will include a 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. 

Registration Prices for Snowmass, Colorado

  • $1150 (USD) - Registration without Lodging (Snowmass Village)
  • $1450 (USD) - Shared Occupancy with Attendee (Snowmass Village)
  • $1725 (USD) - Single Occupancy (Snowmass Village)
  • $2375 (USD) - Single Occupancy with Guest (Snowmass Village)

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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

Important Dates

  • Advance registration deadline Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  • Last day to register Saturday, May 18, 2019

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


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