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VIRTUAL: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Protein Homeostasis in Health and Disease (2020)

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Update from CSHL:

The current COVID-19 situation is challenging and difficult for all of us – we hope this virtual conference will allow colleagues to share and discuss their latest research, while under travel and stay-at-home restrictions.

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Rescheduled to November 11 – 14, 2020–Virtual meeting
Revised Abstract Deadline: August 21, 2020

The 2020 meeting on Protein Homeostasis in Health & Disease is going fully virtual. The meeting has been rescheduled and will now begin late morning on Wednesday, November 11, and conclude late afternoon on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Groundbreaking work – on molecular chaperones, the unfolded protein response, stress responses, and how these processes are implicated in disease – has first been presented at this meeting over the past three decades. The 2020 meeting provides an opportunity to showcase the latest research in this area and will feature talks by leading investigators.

Proper expression, folding, transport, and clearance of proteins are critical for cell function and organismal health. Chaperones and enzymes that post-translationally assist newly synthesized proteins help ensure that they are correctly folded and functional, or are degraded. Translocation machineries, proteasomes, and autophagic activities are critical for subcellular localization and for degradation as necessary. Stress and aging challenge the robustness of these chaperone and clearance networks leading to protein mismanagement, overload, and cellular dysfunction. In humans, this is associated with the accumulation and aggregation of misfolded and aggregation-prone proteins, a feature of numerous neurodegenerative, metabolic, and oncogenic diseases.

You are invited to participate in the 2020 meeting on Protein Homeostasis in Health & Disease. Groundbreaking work – on molecular chaperones, the unfolded protein response, stress responses, and how these processes are implicated in disease – has first been presented at this meeting over the past three decades. The 2020 meeting provides an opportunity to showcase the latest research in this area and will feature talks by leading investigators.

The format of the meeting will include eight sessions consisting of invited and short talks, chosen from the submitted abstracts, and a virtual poster session throughout the meeting. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Catie Carr.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Catie Carr  stating need for financial support – preference is given to those submitting abstracts.