Invited Speakers


Wolfgang Baumeister Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Senyon Choe The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Deborah Fass Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Albert Heck Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, Netherlands
Colin Kleanthous University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Susan Lea University of Oxford, UK
Christopher Overall University of British Columbia, Canada
Sabine Petry Princeton University, USA
Nikolaus Pfanner University of Freiburg, Germany **The EMBO Keynote Lecturer**
Carol Post Purdue University, USA
Venki Ramakrishnan MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Helen Saibil Birkbeck College, UK
Brenda Schulman St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Janet Smith University of Michigan, USA
JoAnne Stubbe Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Nobuhiko Tokuriki Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia ( UBC), Canada
Jim Wells UCSF Mission Bay, USA
Eva Wolf Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Germany
Beili Wu Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ry Young Texas A&M University, USA



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    Deborah Fass

    Weizmann Institute of Science

    Deborah Fass grew up in the United States and studied at Harvard and MIT. Since her graduate research on retrovirus envelope proteins, she has been fascinated by protein folding, modification, assembly, and trafficking in the cell secretory pathway....Read More>>

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    Christopher Overall

    University of British Columbia

    Dr. Overall is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Protease Proteomics and Systems Biology at U.B.C.. He completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto; and post-doctoral work with Dr. Michael Smith, Nobel Laureate, U.B.C....Read More>>

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    Sabine Petry

    The Petry Lab

    Sabine Petry, Ph.D is originally from Germany and performed her thesis research with Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (UK). She was involved in solving the first crystal structure of a classical translation factor bound to......Read More>>

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    Venki Ramakrishnan

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

    Venki Ramakrishnan has a long-standing interest in ribosome structure and function. In 2000, his laboratory determined the atomic structure of the 30S ribosomal subunit and its complexes with ligands and antibiotics....Read More>>

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    Brenda Schulman is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Joseph Simone Chair in Basic Research at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.  She obtained her Ph.D....Read More>>

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    Ryland Young

    Texas A&M University

    A fourth generation Texan, Ry Young earned his doctorate in Molecular Biology (1975)  as an NSF Graduate Fellow under Hans Bremer at the University of Texas at Dallas, studying control of ribosome synthesis.   While studying gene transposition as an NIH......Read More>>

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    Albert Heck

    Utrecht University

    Albert J.R. Heck (1964) is Professor of Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics at the Faculty of Sciences of Utrecht University and scientific director of the Netherlands Proteomics Centre. He received his Ph.D. in mass spectrometry from the University of Amsterdam....Read More>>

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    James Wells

    University of California at San Francisco

    James A. Wells, PhD, focuses on development of enabling technologies for engineering proteins and for identifying small molecules to aid in drug discovery for challenging targets such as allosteric regulation and protein-protein interactions....Read More>>