Announcement of The Astbury Conversation (The University of Leeds, U.K.,
23 - 24 March 2020): Seeing Into Cells. Nobel Prize winner Richard Henderson will give the plenary public lecture 'Zooming in on the molecules of life'. Abstract submission for The Astbury Conversation 2020 is now open. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2020.


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)


We are sorry, but we cannot accept further participants for the 2020 Meeting. Please join us in 2021 (16-18 February). Details will be announced under this web address until June 2020.


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