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


(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


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


Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall),
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana USA
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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).



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)