Dear Colleagues,


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

  • Cellular toxicity

  • 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.

Tributes paid to Master of St John’s College who has died age 69

The program will include a session in memorial of Sir Christopher Dobson.

Here are a few selected videos of Professor Dobson:

Plagues and History - By Professor Dobson and Dr Mary Dobson

Date and Time

Wednesday Dec 18 - Friday Dec 20 2019

8:00AM - 5:00PM EST

Donna Shalala Student Center
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).


All Speakers are requested to use the following template (abstract template) and prepare an abstract of their presentation. Email the abstract to

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)

Travel Funding Resources

Participants who are coming from the following countries and are looking for travel funding can refer to the links below for more information



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