Amyloid Diseases: From Pathomechanisms to Structure, January 26-27, 2017


More than 20 diseases are associated with deposition of protein aggregates, including neurodegenerative diseases and systemic amyloidoses. The most prominent examples are Alzheimer's, Parkinson' and the prion diseases. Also Diabetes type 2 is associated with the deposition of a hormone, hIAPP, in the pancreas of a diabetic patient. Often, it is not clear if protein aggregates are causative for disease. In any case, protein aggregates are a burden to the cell that finally yields cell death. It will be discussed which cellular pathways are misregulated, resulting finally in protein deposition. 

The scientific programs focusses on the cell biological background of diseases involving protein aggregation, together with quantitative descriptions of protein aggregation and amyloid fibril structure. The following speakers have agreed to give talks during this meeting:

• Carlo Camilloni, TU München
• Andras Franko, Universität Tübingen
• Christian Griesinger, MPI Göttingen
• Wolfgang Hoyer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
• Ada Kapurniotu, TU München
• Tuomas Knowles, University of Cambridge
• Andrew Miranker, Yale University
• Sheena Radford, University of Leeds
• Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, University of Michigan
• Roland Riek, ETH Zurich
• Bernd Reif, TU München
• Gunilla Westermark, Uppsala University
• Per Westermark, Uppsala University
• Roland Winter, TU Dortmund


Technische Universität München
Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
Lichtenbergstr. 2
85747 Garching

The conference will start on Jan 26 (Thursday), 2 pm, and closes on Jan 27 (Friday) at 1 pm. Attendance of the school is free of charge. For organisatorial purposes, every participant has to register by sending an email to: In your email, please use as subject "IAS Symposium. Amyloid Diseases".

How-To-Get There

Directions to the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) of the TU München are found under the link 

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Bernd Reif
TU München and Helmholtz-Zentrum München, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
University of Michigan, USA, and TU München