The aim of this first symposium is to establish a network of researchers working in the field of protein homeostasis in Canada and to promote collaborations between labs working on topics relevant to proteostasis. These include (but are not limited to) protein folding, protein trafficking, protein degradation, and neurodegenerative diseases - regardless of the model system.


We hope to set the stage with the first meeting by inviting a large portion of principal investigators in Canada to participate. To ensure that the next generation of protein homeostasis researchers is represented in the meeting, participants are encouraged to bring along at least one trainee who can present a poster.




The meeting will take place on June 10-11, 2019 in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto.




As this is the first meeting of the PRinCE network, participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs. In exchange, we will do our best to make sure that every principal investigator has the opportunity to give a short talk and all trainees will present posters.



There are multiple hotels downtown, within a walking distance from the Donnelly Centre. We will try to get a group discount from the Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4) - stay tuned!




The programme is being developed. The aim is to have short talks for participating labs, a poster session for trainees, and a panel discussion/group activity for fostering collaborations. The meeting will end with an open discussion session about the future steps of the PRinCE network.


We are very excited to have Jim Bardwell (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan) as the keynote speaker in the meeting!




Joerg Gsponer, University of British Columbia

Walid Houry, University of Toronto

Thibault Mayor, University of British Columbia

Mikko Taipale, University of Toronto

Jason Young, McGill University

June 10-11 2019

Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto
160 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 3E2

Registration deadline

Wednesday, May 1 2019 - 08:00

Submission deadlines

Poster: Monday, April 1 2019 - 08:00
Oral: Monday, April 1 2019 - 08:00

Contact organizers