Unfolded proteins: from basic to bedside

4-6 September 2016
Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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“Unfolded proteins: from basic to bedside” will cover advances in several interconnected and fascinating areas of research including the mechanisms of protein folding, molecular chaperones, protein quality control in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), glycoprotein quality control, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, regulation of unfolded protein response (UPR), the link of these processes to the pathogenesis of diseases, and therapeutic approaches that use these signaling pathways as molecular targets.

Numerous researchers are studying mechanisms of Protein Quality Control and UPR as illustrated by over four thousand publications in this field during the past decade. This conference will enable researchers of diverse interests to listen to the background information, the recent developments, and the future directions for research in this broad field. The conference is expected to promote intensive learning, exchange of ideas and thoughts, partnership and collaborations for future research. Research in this field has reached a stage that is optimal for translational research. The participation of chemists, biologists, and clinicians will provide a critical mass hopefully for exploiting the basic findings to the benefit of patients.

Conference Format

The conference will be limited to about 100 participants. Early registration is advised.

The conference will begin the morning of September 5th 2016 and conclude the evening of September 6th. Participants arriving from locations outside of Stockholm should plan to arrive by the evening of September 4th and depart by the morning of September 7th.


Invited Speakers

Peter Walter, UCSF, USA

Kazutoshi Mori, Kyoto University, Japan

Anne Bertolotti, MRC, Cambridge, U.K.

Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, Harvard, U.S.A

Elizabeth Miller, MRC, Cambridge, U.K.

Billy Tsai, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

Cole Haynes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, U.S.A.

Roberto Sitia, Univ. Vita Salute San Rafaele, Italy

Jason Gestwicki, UCSF, U.S.A.

Thomas Nyström, Göteborg University, Sweden

Luke Wiseman, Scripps Research Institute, California, U.S.A.

Claudio Hetz, University of Chile, Chile

Eelco Van Anken, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Social event

Reception and dinner at The City Hall
September 4th, 18:00


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Abstracts must contain full list of authors, their affiliations, and full contact information, including telephone numbers of the presenting author. Structure the abstract under subheadings, background and aims, methods, results, and conclusions (total maximum 300 words). Mail abstracts as pdf files to shahidul.islam@ki.se as early as possible, but no later than by 30th June, 2016. Accepted abstracts will be compiled as a pdf file, and will be down-loadable. Some short talks will be selected from the abstracts.


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Early registration (before June 5, 2016)


2000 SEK (2500 including VAT)


2500 SEK (3125 including VAT)


3000 SEK (3750 including VAT)

Early registration (after June 5, 2016)


2500 SEK (3125 including VAT)


3000 SEK (3750 including VAT)


3500 SEK (4375 including VAT)


Md. Shahidul Islam, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Consultant Physician (Internal Medicine), Associate Professor
Karolinska Institutet
Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset
Tel. +46 (0)70 259 34 46

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