Saltiel Life Sciences Symposium 2019
Protein Engineering and Biological Design
The 2019 Saltiel Life Sciences Symposium will bring pioneers in the field of protein engineering to the University of Michigan to discuss the scientific advances driving the field forward. Read more about this year’s symposium.
- 8:45 a.m. | Welcome
Roger D. Cone, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Director, U-M Biosciences Initiative; Mary Sue Coleman Director, Life Sciences Institute; Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Medical School; Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D.
President of the University of Michigan
- 8:55 a.m. | Introduction of the Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecturer
Alan R. Saltiel, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Diabetes and Metabolic Health, and Professor, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; Director, Life Sciences Institute 2002-2015
- 9:00 a.m. | Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture — Attacking the cell surface proteome in cancer
James A. Wells, Ph.D.
Harry W. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco
- 9:50 a.m. | Morning break
- 10:10 a.m. | Optogenetic and chemogenetic technologies for mapping molecular and cellular interactions
Alice Y. Ting, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics, Biology, and Chemistry, Stanford University
- 11:00 a.m. | How do proteins evolve
Dan Tawfik, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science
- 11:50 a.m. | Poster session and lunch
- 1:20 p.m. | Biosystems design via directed evolution
Huimin Zhao, Ph.D.
Steven L. Miller Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 2:10 p.m. | Navigating the landscapes of protein interaction specificity
Amy E. Keating, Ph.D.Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 3:00 p.m. | Afternoon break
- 3:20 p.m. |Design, evolution and applications of protein cages
Donald Hilvert, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich
- 4:10 p.m. | Closing remarks