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Prion 2014 Scientific Program

Prion 2014 Scientific Program Photo by Andrea Tomicich

The 10th edition of the world’s largest research congress on prions and protein misfolding diseases will be titled "PRIONS: EPIGENETICS and NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES — Shaping the future of prion research".

The world's leading researchers in the prion field will gather to mix, share, and discuss their findings and build the future of prion research together. The Organizers of the Congress are working to make sure that the latest findings from the prion field — spanning from the physiology of prions to the emerging role of other proteins acting as prions in neurodegenerative diseases — are drawn attention to and are shared within the international scientific community. 

The intensive 4-day Congress will feature workshops, lectures with plenty of time for Q&A and posters viewing sessions dedicated to the following themes:

  • Protein structure and biology
  • Epigenetics and neurodegeneration
  • Prion diseases in animals 
  • Prion diseases and prion-like diseases in humans

Click here for the full list of Invited Speakers. The section will be updated as more speakers, titles and topics are confirmed.

Pre-congress Young Researchers training May 25-26, 2014

On Sunday May 25 and Monday May 26, before the PRION 2014 Congress is officially open, free workshops dedicated to Science Communication for the selected Young Researchers organized and sponsored by the NeuroPrion Association will take place.

Click here for the detailed program. The application process is now closed. 

PRION 2014 Satellite event

A satellite meeting on “Biophysics of Amyloids and Prions” will be held in Naples, Italy, (May 25-26, 2014). The meeting aims to cover the emerging field of biophysical approaches to understanding amyloid and prion formation, and deciphering the structural basis for self-propagating protein conformations.

PRION 2014 Scientific Program

The scientific program of PRION 2014 will have plenty of slots allotted to the speakers whose posters will be selected for oral presentations by the Scientific Advisory Board. Upload your abstracts now.

Tentative PRION 2014 schedule:





May 25, 2014

pre-congress Young Researchers training

pre-congress Young Researchers training


May 26, 2014

pre-congress Young Researchers training

pre-congress Young Researchers training


May 27, 2014

Animal TSE


May 27, 2014

Human TSE Workshop


May 27, 2014


Opening Ceremony


Stanley B. Prusiner plenary lecture


Eric R. Kandel


plenary lecture


Welcome Reception

May 28, 2014


Congress sessions

Congress sessions

Poster viewing reception

 (odd numbers)

May 29, 2014

Congress sessions

Congress sessions

Poster viewing reception

(even numbers)

May 30, 2014

Congress sessions

Congress sessions,

Prizes and PRION 2015 announcement,

Closing ceremony

Final Gala dinner party

Click here to download the detailed program. 


  • 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