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 Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting 


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. 



A registration link for the January 20, 2024 meeting will be posted in the fall of 2023.


Abstracts ar due in November each year. You can view an example here

For those presenting a poster, we request posters no larger than 42"W x 46"H.

Meeting Schedule


The schedule from last year's meeting can be viewed here

Please watch this space for announcements. 

January 20, 2024 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

Program Co-Chairs










Keynote Speaker:



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




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If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Phend

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