10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 8: Protein homeostasis and disease II

Chair

Dr Kara Perrow, University of Wollongong, AUS

Invited international speaker

Professor William Balch, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Exploring proteostasis through variation landscapes

Invited national speaker

Associate Professor Mary Bebawy, University of Technology, AUS
Drug pumps and vesicles confer a complex resistance phenotype in cancer

Speakers selected from abstracts

Dr Adam Walker, Macquarie University, AUS
Identifying molecular drivers of TDP-43 proteinopathy using neuronal and mouse models of ALS/FTD

Dr Emma Sierecki, University of New South Wales, AUS
Discovery of a new prion-like behaviour linked with infantile epilepsy

Professor Roger Truscott, University of Wollongong, AUS
Long-lived proteins and their degradation. Is this the “elephant in the room” that enables us to understand the genesis of many age-related human diseases?

Dr Prachi Mehta, Macquarie University, AUS
Apolipoprotein D (ApoD) as a potential new blood protein biomarker for motor neuron disease (MND)