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 Annual Midwest Stress and Molecular Chaperone Meeting

Recognizing that we are still in a pandemic, masks will be optional, but strongly encouraged. We request that everyone test themselves for Covid-19 prior to arrival at the conference. This annual meeting is for researchers interested in cell stress responses, the regulation and function of heat-shock proteins and molecular chaperones, protein quality control, protein misfolding, aggregation, phase condensates, and diseases of protein conformation.     


The emphasis of this meeting is on selecting Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and New Investigators as speakers.

This meeting is sponsored by funds generously provided by The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Institute for Biomedical Research.  There is no registration fee for this meeting. 


Register for the meeting using this link  The registration deadline is January 13, 2023.


Abstracts were due by November 18, 2022. You can view an example here

For those presenting a poster, we request that you bring a poster no larger than 42"W x 46"H. You may set your poster up beginning at 7:30am on Saturday, January 21.

Meeting Schedule

The 2023 schedule can be viewed here

Please watch this space for announcements. 

The 2023 meeting will be held, in-person, at the James Allen Center on Northwestern's Evanston Campus. The date of the meeting is Saturday, January 21, 2023. At this time, masks will be optional, but encouraged. 

For those driving, parking on campus is free on the weekends. The North Campus Parking Garage will be the easiest place to find guaranteed parking. There are open lots closer to the Allen Center, however, they fill up quickly. 

A block of rooms with a rate of $99/night has been reserved at The Graduate Evanston. Please book by calling 513-313-5925 and let them know you are reserving a room for this meeting in the WCAS block and they will give you the $99 rate. 

January 21, 2023 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

Program Co-Chairs

Marc Mendillo

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics  Northwestern University School of Medicine









Patricija van Oosten-Hawle

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences, UNC Charlotte









Laura Bott

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Molecular Bioscience, Northwestern University

Keynote Speaker:

D. Allan Drummond

Associate Professor 

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Genetic Medicine

The University of Chicago


Meeting Organizers:

Rebecca Phend

Business Administrator

Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University







Richard Morimoto

Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology

Director of the Rice Institute for Biomedical Research

Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University






If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Phend

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