Ubiquitins, Autophagy & Disease
April 23 - 27, 2019
Abstract Deadline: February 8, 2019


Anne Bertolotti, MRC LMB, UK
Michael Rape, University of California at Berkeley
Cynthia Wolberger, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

We are pleased to host the tenth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Ubiquitins, Autophagy & Disease, which will will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 23 and run through lunch on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The meeting will cover current work on the structure, regulation and function of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in biology. The meeting is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate interaction amongst groups active in diverse systems.

  • Ubiquitin signaling and disease
  • Targeted degradation as a new treatment modality
  • Targeting deubiquitylases
  • Molecular machines of ubiquitylation
  • Mitophagy control
  • Mechanism of RBR E3 ligases 
  • Physiological control of autophagy
  • Pathogen signaling and ubiquitin
  • DNA repair mechanisms
  • Proteasome control
  • ER-associated protein degradation
  • Protein degradation signals
Keynote Speakers:

Jonathan Weissman, HHMI/UCSF
Richard Youle, NIH

Discussion Leaders:

Ray Deshaies, Amgen
Ivan Dikic, Goethe University of Frankfurt
Eric Fischer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Randy Hampton,
Wade Harper, Harvard Medical School
Mark Hochstrasser, Yale University
Erika Holzbaur-Howland, University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Klevit, University of Washington
Felix Randow, LMB Cambridge
Tommer Ravid, Hebrew University
Brenda Schulman, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Anne Simonsen, University of Oslo
Agata Smogorzewska, Rockefeller University
Nico Thomä, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel
Kylie Walters, NIH
Ingrid Wertz, Genentech

Several features of the 2019 meeting will emphasize and showcase the active participation of young scientists:
  • Many of the talks will be selected from abstracts submitted by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars
  • Lightning talks will highlight additional work presented in the poster sessions
  • Career guidance for trainees and meet-the-speaker sessions will be organized during the meeting

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission, or any other matters may be directed to Catie Carr.

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Meeting sponsored in part by:


Academic Package: $1515
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1260
Corporate Package: $1950
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $1025
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1310

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.