The Protein Society Annual Symposium 2024 (PS38)

July 23 - 26, 2024 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Westin Bayshore Vancouver

The 38th Annual Symposium will take place on July 23 - 26, 2024 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Westin Bayshore Vancouver. Our Program Planning Committee is chaired this year by Angela M. Gronenborn, University of Pittsburgh and co-chair Mazdak Khajehpour, University of Manitoba. Fellow committee members include Jean Baum, Rutgers University; Gil Privé, University of Toronto. The PPC has assembled a program that spans the broad range of protein science, combining critical underpinnings of the field, the latest developments and a vision into the future with career development and technical workshops as well as ample networking opportunities. This year’s Symposium continues our commitment to open participation, with each session featuring contributed talks and speakers from across a broad range of topics.   PS38 Round

Preliminary Sessions and Speakers


Special Plenary Speaker: David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles

The Sharpest New Tools in the Box
Aina Cohen, Stanford University
Daniella Goldfarb, Weizmann Institute of Science
Tatyana Polenova, University of Delaware
Sriram Subramanian, University of British Columbia
Ellen Zhong, Princeton University 


Enlarging the Box: Using Protein Science to Tackle Grand Challenges
Jennifer DuBois, Montana State
Natalie Strydnadka, University of British Columbia
Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jean-Phillippe Julien, University of Toronto
Michael Hecht, Princeton University

Crowding Inside and Outside the Cell 

Felipe Garcia-Qiroz, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jerelle Joseph, Princeton University
Evan Spruijit, Radboud University, Nijmegen


Integration of Structural Methodologies: More Than the Sum of the Parts
Sheena Radford, University of Leeds
Andrej Sali, University of California, San Francisco
Hao Wu, Harvard University


Dancing With Shape-Shifting Partners
Lewis Kay, University of Toronto
Lauren Porter, NIH
Andela Saric, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria


Game Changers in Imaging: Looking in 3D, Multi-color and In-life Cells
Francisco Balzarotti, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Aleksandra Radenovic, EPFL
Simon Scheuring, Weill Cornell Institute of Medicine


Nature-inspired Design: Enzymes, Transport Proteins and Others in Their Ilk
Steve Mayo, California Institute of Technology
Pumtiwitt McCarthy, Morgan State University
Scott Prosser, University of Toronto


Messages and Messengers Across the Membrane
Denise Okafor, Penn State University
Heather Pinkett, Northwestern University
Rebecca Voorhees, California Institute of Technology


Pre- and Post-translational Modification: Creating a Myriad of Proteins Out of One
James Galligan, University of Arizona
Elizabeth Rhoades, University of Pennsylvania
Evan Worden, Van Andel Research Institute


Ubiquitin in Action: From Structure to Cell Biology
Catherine Day, University of Otago
Mark Hochstrasser, Yale University
Gary Shaw, Western University
Kylee Walters, National Cancer Institute