Thanks to all participants for making the first PRinCe meeting a huge success!
Congratulations to the poster award winners Emmanuelle LeBlanc (Cowen lab), Matthew Bourkas (Watts lab) and Hamza Arshad (Watts lab)!
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.
We have secured a limited number of rooms in the Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4). You can book your room online using this link. Alternatively, you may also call the hotel directly, toll free 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975. You must identify yourself as part of the “Proteostasis Researchers in Canada” and call prior to the cut-off date of May 10th to take advantage of the discounted group rate.
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! Katarzyna Marcinkiewicz, an associate editor at Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, will also attend the meeting.
Poster boards are 6ft (W) by 3ft (H). Plenty of room for nice graphics!
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