Folding and assembling proteins in the Midwest -- for nearly two decades!

This one-day meeting of Midwest research laboratories interested in protein folding, aggregation, binding, and dynamics features talks and posters (from graduate students and postdocs, plus two PIs). Topics include:
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. Proteins 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 scientists 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


Next year's meeting will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 ...  Here is the 2023 program, to give you a feel for scope and organization.


Jordan Hall of Science,
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 USA
(look at a map)


In the coming month, stay tuned for more details on :

REGISTRATION. Registration is FREE, but required. Registration will open in early 2024. 

PROGRAM. Meeting begins at 8:50 am (coffee and pastries available at 8:00 am); will conclude at ~6 pm with a beer/wine/munchies reception. Here is the 2023  final program!

ABSTRACTS. Please follow our formatting and submission instructions. Abstracts will be due in late March; stay tuned for more details. Several short talks will selected from the submitted abstracts!

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

  • TBA
  • TBA

TRAVEL INFORMATION, including driving directions.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Please contact Emily Musenbrock (emusenbr -at- nd -dot- edu) if you need assistance finding overnight accommodations.

AREA RESTAURANTS can be found in the South Bend/Mishawaka Visitor Guide. There are several restaurants on campus, including  Legends (casual dining) and Rohr's (bar/restaurant in the Morris Inn). 



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

Program Committee: Connie Jeffery (University of Illinois - Chicago) & Lisa Lapidus (Michigan State)