The Proteasome Hub conference has been a true success

Source: Silke Meiners, Helmholtz Zentrum München, ILBD/CPC

The Proteasome Hub conference that took place from February 12th to 14th in Schloss Hohenkammer was a true success. More than 90 international participants discussed the novel concept that the main protein degrading machinery in the cell, the proteasome, is fine-tuned according to cellular needs. Leaders in the field from Europe, Israel, the US, and Japan presented mainly unpublished data on the structure and function of the proteasome ranging from bacteria to humans as well as its dysregulation in cancer, autoimmune disorders and lung disease. The participants experienced inspiring scientific discussions between young and established scientists within the interactive plenary, dedicated PhD students’, and extended poster sessions. The conference with its particular focus on fine-tuning of intracellular proteasomal protein degradation was the first of its kind. Its success will serve as a springboard for a conference series with the next meeting to be held in Israel in 2020.

The meeting was organized as a joint effort between Prof. Dr. Silke Meiners from the Comprehensive Pneumology Center at the Helmholtz Center München and her colleagues from the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Ben-Gurion University in Israel. It was generously funded by the European COST Proteostasis network, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Helmholtz Center München with its graduate program HELENA and the Graduate Center of the LMU.