Multivalent Interactions in Aging – Targets for Intervention?

03–05 May, 2023

This workshop will bring together experts in molecular aging, biopolymer interactions and polymer theory to discuss how non-deterministic, multivalent and disordered biomolecular interactions contribute to cellular function. While multivalent interactions come with a certain degree of resilience to perturbation, it is well known that disturbances of such interactions contribute to aging and devastating degenerative diseases. At this workshop, participants will discuss our current understanding of non-deterministic assemblies driven by disorder and multivalency and possible pathways towards the design of new and innovative intervention strategies to treat age-associated diseases.


Confirmed Speakers:

Simon Alberti, TU Dresden (GER)

Thomas Boothby, U of Wyoming (USA)

Alexander Buell, DTU (Denmark)

Della David, Babraham (UK)

Lin Guo, Thomas Jefferson University (USA)

Martin Hetzer, ISTA (Austria)

Tuomas Knowles, U of Cambridge (UK)

Chiu Fan Lee, Imperial College (UK)

Sua Myong, Johns Hopkins (USA)

Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St Louis (USA)

Kausik Si, Stowers Institute (USA)

Liesbeth Veenhoff, ERIBA (Netherlands)

Susanne Wegmann, DZNE (GER)

Scientific Organizers:

Dorothee Dormann, JGU Mainz, GER

Edward Lemke, JGU Mainz, GER

Scientific Director:

Peter Baumann, JGU Mainz, GER