Insights from the Prague Protein Spring 2023
Published by: Veronika Vetýšková | 25. 05. 2023 11:12
Prague Protein Spring (PPS) is a conference that has been organized in Prague every two years since 2010. Unfortunately, the last conference was held in 2018, due to the COVID restrictions. The PPS was therefore relaunched after five years and it was a great success again. In my opinion, the focus of this year's conference, "Proteins and Diseases", was very actual. The conference was organized by three experienced professors, namely Jiří Vondrášek from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Mikael Olivenberg from the Stockholm University, and last but not least, Michele Vendruscolo from the University of Cambridge, who gave us an excellent presentation of their current research.
A big highlight was the opening lecture by Sir Alan Fersht, who is a professor at the University of Cambridge and presented his topic From engineering mutations to study folding and stability to drugging p53 oncogenic mutants. The whole conference was very enjoyable in the spring spirit with about sixty participants. There was also a poster session, which even went on for another hour, as the participants were really excited and wanted to discuss their results in detail. The full conference programme can be found on the webpage of the PPS event.
If you are also interested in proteins in your research and you are attracted by the programme or the idea of the conference, do not forget about it and apply in two years as well. We will try to inform you about it well in advance so that you don't miss anything.