June 14-17, 2021

2021 CSMB Annual Conference: Protein Homeostasis

64th Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences

2nd Meeting - Proteostasis Researchers in Canada, Eh (PRinCE)

June 14-17, 2021

The 2021 CSMB Annual Conference will follow up from the PRinCE Inaugural Meeting held in 2019. The conference will bring together a growing network of researchers working in the field of protein homeostasis in Canada. Relevant topics include protein folding, protein trafficking, protein degradation, phase separation, as well as neurodegenerative and infectious diseases.

Principal Investigators and trainees from across Canada are welcome. The program will offer talks in a wide range of topics, and stimulating opportunities to exchange ideas and build collaborations between labs. In addition to the scientific talks and poster sessions, a panel discussion on the future of science in Canada will be held.

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The conference will be held virtually, from Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17, 2021. The lower costs will allow a larger number of participants to attend than an in-person event, especially trainees. Each day’s proceedings will be held during times accessible from all parts of Canada: 12 noon to 6 pm Eastern Time, or 9 am to 3 pm Pacific Time. The detailed program is being developed and will be available soon.

Keynote Speaker

David Ron, University of Cambridge

(Pictured ready for his virtual talk!)

Keynote Speaker

Invited Speakers

Ivan Dikic, University of Frankfurt

Julie Forman-Kay, Hospital For Sick Children

Judith Frydman, Stanford University

Kalle Gehring, McGill University

Sabine Gilch, University of Calgary

Gergely Lukacs, McGill University

Elizabeth Meiering, University of Waterloo

Claude Perreault, University of Montreal

Rina Rosenzweig, Weizmann Institute of Science

Peter St George-Hyslop, University of Toronto

Nobu Tokuriki, University of British Columbia

Invited Speakers

Invited Speaker: The Future of Science in Canada

Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada

Invited Speaker: The Future of Science in Canada

Session Topics

  • Protein Phase Separation
  • Protein Misfolding Diseases
  • Chaperones & Protein Folding
  • Protein Aggregation
  • Quality Control And Stress Signaling
  • Proteostasis: New Directions
  • Protein Degradation: UPS & Autophagy
  • Proteostasis & Viral Infections
  • Panel: The Future of Science in Canada


The members of the CSMB benefit from a reduction of registration fees. If you wish to become a member of the CSMB, please click here.

Undergraduate Student: Members $40, Non-members $50

Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, Academic Laboratory Staff: Members $90, Non-members $100

Academic Researcher (Professor, Principal Investigator): Members $120, Non-members $150

Industry Researcher or Biotechnologist: Members $400, Non-members $500

Please note: Refunds will be issued for cancellations received in writing before May 1, 2021. There will be no refunds issued after this date.

Organizer contact:


Organizing Committee



* PRinCE logo by Abeeshan Selvabaskaran, University of Toronto


Online event

Registration period

January 15, 2021 - 00:00 until June 15, 2021 - 17:30

Submission period

January 15, 2021 - 00:00 until June 7, 2021 - 23:30

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact csmb2021@ualberta.ca .

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