Supported Symposium by CIPSM: "Amyloid Diseases: From Patho-Mechanism to Structure"

More than 20 diseases are associated with deposition of protein aggregates, including neurodegenerative diseases and systemic amyloidoses. The most prominent examples are Alzheimer's, Parkinson' and the prion diseases. Also Diabetes type 2 is associated with the deposition of a hormone, hIAPP, in the pancreas of a diabetic patient. Often, it is not clear if protein aggregates are causative for disease. In any case, protein aggregates are a burden to the cell that finally yields cell death. It will be discussed which cellular pathways are misregulated, resulting finally in protein depostion. The scientific program of this symposium focusses on the cell biological background of diseases involving protein aggregation, together with quantitative descriptions of protein aggregation and amyloid fibril structure.

The following speakers have agreed to give talks during this meeting:

  • Carlo Camilloni, TU München
  • Andras Franko, Universität Tübingen
  • Christian Griesinger, MPI Göttingen
  • Wolfgang Hoyer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Ada Kapurniotu, TU München
  • Tuomas Knowles, University of Cambridge
  • Heiko Lickert, Helmholtz-Zentrum München
  • Andrew Miranker, Yale University
  • Sheena Radford, University of Leeds
  • Ayyusalamy Ramamoorthy, University of Michigan
  • Roland Riek, ETH Zurich 
  • Bernd Reif, TU München
  • Gunilla Westermark, Uppsala University
  • Per Westermark, Uppsala University
  • Roland Winter, TU Dortmund

Please see http://www.tum-ias.de/amyloiddiseases2017/ for more information and registration.
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Technische Universität München
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Lichtenbergstr. 2a
85747 Garching

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