Conferences

Preliminary Program

The Asilomar Conference program begins Friday evening, December 10 and concludes Monday evening, December 13, 2021. Most attendees depart at their leisure on Tuesday, December 14. The conference sessions (talks, posters, mixers, breaks) will all be located in the Chapel building.

Be sure to review Getting Ready before your trip to Asilomar!

The Preliminary Program below lists confirmed invited speakers. We will continue to update as additional presenters are confirmed. There will be a 10-minute gap after each talk to facilitate lively Q&A.

Friday, December 10, 2021

4:15 - 6:00 pm, ASMS Asilomar Conference Badge pick-up, Chapel

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Dinner for Asilomar lodgers, Crocker Hall

7:05 - 8:00 pm, Opening Session, Chapel

  • Welcome from Co-Organizers, 7:05 - 7:15 pm
  • Gal Bitan (UCLA), 7:15 - 8:00 pm

8:00 - 10:00 pm, Reception + Friday-Saturday Posters, Chapel

Saturday, December 11

7:30 - 9:00 am, Breakfast for Asilomar lodgers, Crocker Dining Hall

9:00 am - 10:10 am, Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry - Monomers to Fibrils, Chapel

  • Shaping Up a-synuclein - Towards filling the Gap between Monomer and Fibril, Frank Sobott (University of Leeds), 9:00 - 9:25 am
  • Christian Bleiholder (Florida State University), 9:35 - 10:10 am

10:10 - 10:40 am, Coffee Break

10:40 - 12:05 pm, Neurodegenerative Disease Mechanism, Industry and NIH Perspectives, Chapel

  • Surprising Connections between Isomerization and Alzheimer's Disease, Ryan Julian (UC Riverside), 10:40 - 11:00 am
  • Defining Lipid Dysregulation in Neurodegenerative Disease with Mass Spectrometry, Nathan Hatcher (Merck), 11:10 - 11:30 am
  • Austin Yang (NIH, National Institute of Aging), 11:40 - 11:55 am

12:05 pm - 1:00 pm, Lunch for Asilomar lodgers and those that paid offsite fee, Crocker Dining Hall

1:15 - 3:00 pm, Mass Spectrometry to Other Biophyscial Techniques, Chapel

  • Millisecond Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange for Drug Development in Neurodegenerative Disease, Derek Wilson (York University), 1:50 - 2:15 pm
  • Additional invited speakers to be confirmed.

3:15 - 3:30 pm, Group Photo, Social Hall Deck (rear deck facing the sea)

3:30 - 5:35 pm, PTMs and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Chapel

  • Tau Protein, Judith Steen (Boston Children's Hospital), 3:30 - 3:55 pm
  • PTMs and Proteoforms: Protein Aggregates in Amyloid beta and tau Alzheimer’s Disease Models, Birgit Schilling (Buck Institute), 4:05 - 4:30 pm
  • Renᾶ Robinson (Vanderbilt University), 4:40 - 5:05 pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Dinner for Asilomar lodgers and those that paid offsite fee, Crocker Dining Hall

7:15 - 7:40 pm, Poster Highlight Lightning Talks from Fri-Sat Posters, Chapel

7:40 - 7:45 pm, Welcome to the evening reception

7:45 - 9:30 pm, Evening Reception + Fri-Sat Posters

Sunday, December 12

7:30 - 9:00 am, Breakfast for Asilomar lodgers, Crocker

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Lipids and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Chapel

  • TBD, 9:00 - 9:25 am
  • Amina Woods (NIAID), 9:35 - 10:00 am

Coffee Break 10:10 - 10:40 am

  • Additional invited speakers to be confirmed.

12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lunch for Asilomar Lodgers and those that paid the offsite fee, Crocker Dining Hall

1:00 - 6:00 pm, Free Afternoon

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Dinner for Asilomar lodgers and those that paid the offsite fee, Crocker Dining Hall

7:15 - 7:40 pm, Poster Highlights Talks from Sun-Mon Posters, Chapel

7:40 - 7:45 pm, Welcome to the evening reception

7:45 - 9:30 pm, Evening Reception + Sun-Mon Posters, Chapel

Monday, December 13

7:30 - 9:00 am, Breakfast for Asilomar lodgers, Crocker Dining Hall

9:00 am - 12:05 pm, Inhibitors of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Chapel

  • Native Top-Down MS of Protein-Ligand and Fibril Complexes, Joseph Loo (UCLA), 9:00 - 9:25 am

10:10 - 10:40 am, Coffee Break

  • Untangling the Complexity of Protein Misfolding Diseases with Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry, Brandon Ruotolo (University of Michigan), 10:40 - 11:05 am
  • Additional invited speakers to be confirmed.

12:05 - 1:00 pm, Lunch for Asilomar lodgers and those that paid offsite fee, Crocker Dining Hall

1:15 - 5:25 pm, Proteomics/Metabolomics and Biomarkers of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Chapel

  • Dynamics of the Tau Interactome Associated with Neurodegenerative Disease, Tara Tracy (Buck Institute), 1:15 - 1:40 pm
  • Stephanie Cologna (University of Illinois, Chicago), 1:50 - 2:15 pm
  • Eric Kuhn (Kymera), 2:25 - 2:50 pm

3:00 - 3:30 pm, Coffee Break

  • Mass Spectrometry-Based Omics Strategies for Biomarker Discovery in Alzheimer’s Disease, Lingjun Li (University of Wisconsin), 3:30 - 3:55 pm
  • TBD, 4:05 - 4:30 pm
  • Perdita Barran (University of Manchester), 4:40 - 5:05 pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Dinner for Asilomar lodgers and those that paid offsite fee, Crocker 

7:15 - 8:20 pm, Closing Session, Chapel

  • Michael Bowers (University of California, Santa Barbara), 7:15 - 8:00 pm
  • Closing Remarks, 8:10 - 8:20 pm

8:30 - 9:30 pm, Bonfire & S'Mores, outdoors weather permitting

Tuesday, December 14

7:30 - 9:00 am, Breakfast for Asilomar lodgers, Crocker

  • Box lunches available for pick up at this time for Asilomar lodgers.

Departures at leisure