Kickoff! Protein Folding Diseases Initiative

Friday, December 13, 2013

Kickoff! Protein Folding Diseases Initiative

11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Palmer Commons

We invite you to join us as we "fast forward" the Protein Folding Diseases Initiative and welcome special guest speaker Aaron Gitler, Ph.D., a rising star in protein folding diseases at Stanford University. 

With remarks by Dean James Woolliscroft and Senior Associate Dean Steven Kunkel, Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., Andrew Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D., and other leaders will present overviews of the resources the Protein Folding Diseases Initiative will offer researchers in the coming months.

Agenda

11:30 a.m.:  Coffee and cookies in the Palmer Commons atrium
12 p.m.:  Introductory comments and Gitler talk in Forum Hall
1:15 p.m.:  Adjourn to North and Central Great Lakes rooms for buffet lunch and interactive presentations:

  • PFD overview with Paulson and Lieberman.
  • Presentations and discussion by research hubs.
  • Presentations on: In silico protein folding module; brain bank and related reagent library; posttranslational modifications core.
  • Final discussion and wrap-up.