Hsp90 webinars


Proposed by the organizers and advisory committee of the meeting series on the “Hsp90 chaperone machine”. Online seminars by zoom are held roughly once a month on a weekday at 6 pm CEST (Geneva-Munich)/9 am PST (apologies to our Hsp90 friends in places like the Far East/Australia). Talks will be regular full seminars (~45 minutes) with the possibility to ask questions after the presentation. Talks are NOT recorded.

The webinars are free, but advanced registration for the webinar series is required to obtain further information and the zoom links for the individual webinars.

The detailed program is listed here for the next few months (stay tuned for updates and extensions).

June 18, 2020

Johannes Buchner (Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany)

The Hsp90 chaperone machinery – old traits and new features

I watch my chaperon’s face,
And see the dear old features take
A new and tender grace

(Henry Cuyler Bunner)

July 16, 2020

Len Neckers (NCI-NIH, Bethesda MD, USA)

TRAP1 Function: Evidence that a mitochondrial matrix chaperone can re-wire cellular metabolism

August 18, 2020

Judy Frydman (Stanford, Palo Alto CA, USA)

Hsp90 shapes the evolution of RNA viruses

September 14, 2020

David Agard (UCSF, San Francisco CA, USA)

To fold or not to fold: the mechanism of chaperone-mediated client activation revealed in atomic detail

October 15, 2020

Leah Cowen (University of Toronto, Canada)

Targeting Hsp90 to cripple fungal pathogens

November 23, 2020

Didier Picard (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Short vignettes of history, knockouts, interactors, cancer, and tetramers

January 19, 2021

Gabriela Chiosis (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA)

Epichaperomes – from function to detection and targeting

February 23, 2021

Mehdi Mollapour (SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA)

Post-translational modifications of Hsp90 and translating the chaperone code

March 10, 2021

Brian S. J. Blagg (University of Notre Dame, IN, USA)


April 2021

Patricija van Oosten-Hawle (University of Leeds, UK)


May 2021

Brian C. Freeman (University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA)