On behalf of the organizing committee, we invite you to participate in the International Symposium on Pathomechanisms of Amyloid Diseases from December 18-20, 2019 in Miami FL, USA.
The purpose of this symposium is to bring established investigators and junior researchers together to expand this exciting field. Attendance will be limited, making it an ideal setting for discussion and learning.
The scientific program includes talks by the top international experts in the field as well as in-depth discussions during the informal sessions. Our aim is to summarize what is already scientifically known and learn about the cutting-edge research, and to create a forum where junior trainees can meet and network with established investigators.
The topics include
Human amyloid imaging
Animal models of amyloid diseases
Drug design and development for amyloid diseases
Amyloid enhancing viral infections
Bacterial and functional amyloids
Effects of cross-seeding, crowding and cell membrane
Mechanistic insights into pathology of amyloid diseases
Theoretical, computational and experimental studies on toxic oligomers
Instrumentation, technology and novel approaches for in vitro and in vivo studies of amyloid diseases
Varan Govind (University of Miami)
Ayyalusamy (Rams) Ramamoorthy (University of Michigan)
A Tribute to Professor Sir Christopher Dobson
Professor Sir Christopher Dobson, University of Cambridge, UK, passed away on September 8th 2019. Professor Dobson's research contributions greatly advanced our understanding of protein misfolding and amyloid diseases. This is a very big loss to the scientific community. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
The program will include a session in memorial of Sir Christopher Dobson.
Here are a few selected videos of Professor Dobson:
Date and Time
Wednesday Dec 18 - Friday Dec 20 2019
8:00AM - 5:00PM EST
University of Miami
1330 Miller Drive, Miami FL 33146
Accessibility for Disabled Persons
The Donna Shalala Student Center is accessible for disabled persons and is fully compliant with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
Biophysical Chemistry Special Issue
The Biophysical Chemistry Journal will issue a Special Edition on 'Protein Misfolding and Amyloid Aggregation' in memoriam of Sir Chris Dobson. Please find the details here.
Past & Future Meetings
2017 Munich Germany (Bernd Reif and Rams)
2018 Miami USA (Govind and Rams)
2020 Catania Italy (C. La Rosa and D. Milardi)
2021 Bordeaux France (Lucie Khemtemourian)
2022 Yokohama Japan (Katsumi Matsuzaki)