It is with great sadness that the Institute learned of the death of Chris Dobson on 8 September 2019, aged 69. He was one of the most respected scientists in the field of amyloid research and a great inspiration to all of us. A tribute of St. John’s College, Cambridge, and an online book of condolence can be found here:


Announcement of the


4. Ulm Meeting on “Biophysics of Amyloid Formation”

18-20 February 2020, Ulm University, Germany

To be held in co-operation with the DFG Forschungsgruppe FOR 2969 as well as with the Helmholtz-Zentrum München, SFB 1279, SFB 1035 and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)


Marcus Fändrich


Confirmed speakers so far:

Robert G. Griffin (Cambridge), Tuomas P.J. Knowles (Cambridge), Beat Meier (Zürich), Daniel P. Raleigh (Stony Brook), Stefan Schönland (Heidelberg), Jayant B. Udgaonkar (Pune), Erich Wanker (Berlin), Gunilla T. Westermark (Uppsala), Per Westermark (Uppsala)


Registration and contribution to costs:

We are nearly booked out and have only very few slots left. To register for the remaining slots please fill out the registration form and send it to the following email address: symposium.pbc(at)

All talks are assigned, but we still accept poster presentations.

The remaining participants will be accepted in the following way: incoming registrations will be collected until the end of a month. Out of these registrations we will accept every month additional participants until the meeting is booked out.

The contribution to costs is 300 Euros for registration forms received after 30 September 2019. The contribution to costs will include catering and has to be paid via bank transfer. Once you are accepted at the meeting, you will get an invoice for payment.

Download of the registration form:

Registration Form



Please make your own arrangements concerning accommodation and travel. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. For more information please see the home page of the tourist information:


Final program of the 2019 meeting

Final Program 2019


Final program of the 2018 meeting

Final Program 2018


Final program of the 2017 meeting

Final Program 2017


Astrid Albiez

Tel: +49-(0)731/50 32751

Fax: +49-(0)731/50 32759

E-Mail: symposium.pbc(at)

Helmholtzstraße 8/1

Room number 1.54