The Protein Folding in the Cell Conference

July 10–15, 2022
Malahide, Ireland

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July 10-15, 2022

Launched in 1990 and celebrating its 30th anniversary, this unique FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) explores the forefront of protein folding—from biochemistry and biophysics to the role of cellular pathways in protein maintenance to diseases and clinical applications. 

The program focuses on the basic science of defining protein folding pathways enabled by the proteostasis network, the functions of molecular chaperones and co-chaperones in folding versus degradation decisions, and their role in controlling toxic protein aggregation.

The conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from academia and industry who conduct research on the cellular and biophysical aspects of protein folding and degradation as well as the consequences of protein misfolding and aggregation. 

The program aims to present and integrate research advances in cellular homeostasis/proteostasis to foster new national and international collaborative projects, and to accelerate translation of fundamental advances into novel clinical treatments through the interactions of basic and clinical researchers.

An important goal of the conference is to encourage and support junior investigators/trainees, women, and minority scientists to continue pursuing the mechanisms of cellular homeostasis.

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Important Dates

Abstract & Awards Deadlines: May 30, 2022 - EXTENDED UNTIL June 6 2022 11:59PM ET
Early Registration Deadline: June 9, 2022
Housing Deadline: June 19, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: June 19, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: July 6, 2022


The main themes of this meeting are: 1) Explore how proteins fold and the consequences for the cell when they misfold; 2) Examine emerging research and technology advancing cellular quality control strategies that address protein misfolding; 3) Develop new approaches to diagnose and treat diseases caused by protein misfolding, such as Alzheimer’s and related dementias, cystic fibrosis and analogous loss-of-function protein-misfolding diseases.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:

  • Protein folding, assembly, and disassembly
  • Chaperone mechanisms
  • Co-translational folding and ribosome quality control
  • Protein triage and degradation
  • Phase separation and cellular stress response
  • Protein aggregates and assemblies
  • How diseases and aging affect protein folding
  • Organelle-specific protein folding issues

The conference covers 10 sessions and three abstract presentations.The program also features four “Meet the Expert” sessions for trainees and junior faculty to receive advice on career development and work-life balance from experts in the field.

View the preliminary agenda.

Keynote Lecture

David A. Agard, PhD, University of California San Francisco



Manajit Hayer-Hartl, PhD

Independent Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

Jeffery Kelly, PhD

Professor, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Registration Fees

Early registration is available until June 9, 2022
$1249 + VAT
Students: $1099 + VAT
Invited Speakers: $1249 + VAT

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Regular registration fees start on June 10, 2022
$1399 + VAT
Students: $1249 + VAT
Invited Speakers: $1249 + VAT

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Travel and Lodging

Dublin International Airport (DUB) (6 miles / 10 km from hotel)

Grand Hotel, Malahide Ireland  - Grove Rd, Malahide, Co., Dublin, K36 XT65, Ireland

Single Occupancy – 125.00 € per night or Shared Occupancy 165.00 € per night (incl. taxes/fees). The discounted rates are available through June 19, 2022 only. The discounted rates are available through May 15, 2022 only. To book pre/post meeting dates, please book via the reservation link first then email to request the additional pre/post dates to be added your reservation. The registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below: 
Online or by phone at: 00353 845 0000 (Mention “2022 FASEB Conference” for the discounted rate). 

Looking for a roommate to cut costs on lodging? To sign up for a roommate to share lodging costs with other participants click here. This space is designated as a meeting place for individuals to get in contact with potential roommates. Participation is completely voluntary and the responsibility of the individual. FASEB will not be matching or assigning roommates and is not responsible for any liability or financial obligation that may arise from voluntary matching made via this space.

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here. The average cost of a taxi from this airport to the conference location is approximately €15-€30.

Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.


Travel Awards

A limited number of travel awards are available to help support trainees attending this meeting. It is expected that applicants are students, postdoctoral or researchers in training, and that they are submitting an abstract to be considered for oral or poster presentation at the meeting. Those who wish to be considered for a travel award must submit an application and abstract by June 6, 2022 11:59 pm (ET). No late applications will be considered. Award winners must attend and present a short talk or poster at the conference and must participate in the entire conference. Find out specific instructions here.

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