WHAT:

A one-day meeting of Midwest protein folding labs, featuring talks and posters (from graduate students and postdocs, plus two PIs) covering all aspects of protein folding research, including:
1. In vitro experiments: protein folding, binding, aggregation, dynamics
2. In silico approaches:
computational models and genome-wide approaches to understanding protein folds, dynamics, and folding mechanisms
3. Protein folding in vivo: co-translational folding, roles for molecular chaperones, misfolding/aggregation/amyloid formation, and cellular mechanisms for recognizing and clearing misfolded proteins

WHY:

(1) To gather Midwestern protein folders together so we can learn more about each others’ research!
(2) To provide graduate students and postdocs with a forum for presenting their research results

WHEN:

Saturday, May 3, 2014 ...Take a look at last year's program to get a feel for the scope of the conference.

WHERE:

Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall),
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana USA
(look at a map)

HOW:

Use these links to learn more about:

REGISTRATION. Registration is FREE, but required. Click here to fill out the online registration form. Registration closes April 25th.

PROGRAM. Meeting begins at 8:50 am (coffee and pastries available at 7:30 am); will conclude at ~6 pm with a beer/wine/munchies reception. We will follow roughly the same format as the 2013 conference.

ABSTRACTS. Please follow our formatting and submission instructions. Abstracts are due April 4, 2014; selected speakers will be notified shortly thereafter.

In addition to talks selected from abstracts, we will have 2 PI speakers:

  • Jeff Brodsky (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Heedeok Hong (Michigan State University)


TRAVEL INFORMATION, including driving directions.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: The Morris Inn is newly renovated and located directly across the street from the Conference Center. Please contact Patricia Clark (pclark1 -at- nd.edu) if you need other assistance finding overnight accommodations.

AREA RESTAURANTS can be found in the South Bend/Mishawaka Visitor Guide, and there are three restaurants on campus, Legends (casual dining), Rohr's (casual dining in the Morris Inn) and Sorin's (more formal dining; also in the Morris Inn).

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

WHO:

Program Committee: Lisa Lapidus (Michigan State University), Marina Ramirez-Alvarado (Mayo Graduate School), Connie Jeffrey (University of Illinois - Chicago)

Meeting Organizer: Patricia L. Clark (University of Notre Dame)