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Invited Speakers

The PRION 2014 Congress will be titled "PRIONS: EPIGENETICS and NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES — Shaping the future of prion research" and will feature scientific talks by many distinguished scholars, coming from all over the world, who dedicated their research to prion diseases in animals, prion and prion-like diseases in humans.

The following scholars will be speaking at PRION 2014 (biographies will be added as they are received):

Plenary speakers:

 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Eric R. Kandel 

Invited speakers:

 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Surachai Supattapone            
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Mathias Jucker  
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Byron Caughey 
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Patrik Brundin
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Jesus Requena 
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Carsten Korth 
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Inga Zerr 
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Chiara Zurzolo 
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Giovanna Mallucci 
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Ina Vorberg 
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Fabrizio Tagliavini
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Michael Geschwind
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Robert Will
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Fabrizio Chiti
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Stefano Gustincich
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Piero Carninci
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Alistair Forrest
 Curriculum Vitae icon Sonia Vallabh and Eric Minikel
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Thomas Gingeras
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Adriano Aguzzi
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Motomasa Tanaka 
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Michel Goedert
 Curriculum Vitae icon Dr. Pierluigi Gambetti






  • The event will be held on the premises of The International School for Advanced Studies. To reach the venue from downtown Trieste a free-of-charge shuttle bus will be available for the days of the Congress. The bus will leave from Piazza Oberdan (near the tramway number 2 stop, see the map) according to the following schedule:

    Downtowm Trieste - SISSA, departures every 10 minutes

    May 27: 16.15 – 18.30 (we recommend that you take an early bus to pick your badge and delegate bag on-site)
    May 28: 07.30 – 08.30
    May 29: 07.30 – 08.30
    May 30: 07.30 – 08.30

    SISSA - Downtown Trieste, departures every 10 minutes

    May 27:  20.30 – 22.30
    May 28:  17.00 – 18.45
    May 29:  17.00 – 18.45
    May 30:  17.00 – 18.45

    Poster viewing sessions

    The evening Poster viewing sessions will take place at the Magazzino 42, downtown Trieste.   

Important Dates

  • All deadlines are strictly enforced and expire at 23:59 Central European Time on the designated date

    Nov. 18, 2013 - Online registration starts 
    Jan. 10, 2014 - Early-bird fee deadline
    Apr. 25, 2014 - Regular fee deadline
    Nov. 18, 2013 - Abstract submission starts
    Feb. 24, 2014 - Abstract submission ends 
    Mar. 7, 2014 - Abstract notification 
    Mar. 20, 2014 - Hotel special rate deadline 


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