11th International Conference on the Hsp90 Chaperone Machine


Oct. 23-27, 2024; at Seeon Abbey, Germany

Organizers: Johannes Buchner and “honorary organizer” Didier Picard 

(Advisory committee: Brian Freeman, Olivier Genest, Mehdi Mollapour, Ritwick Sawarkar, Patricija van Oosten-Hawle)

Registration now open, through this link


Biochemistry and biophysics; structures; molecular dynamics; ATPase cycle; co-chaperones; single-molecule analyses; substrates and substrate recognition; posttranslational regulation; Hsp90 isoforms in organelles and in the secretory pathway; Hsp90 for protein and genome homeostasis; Hsp90omics; secreted Hsp90; Hsp90 in prokaryotes and various pathogens; model organisms; Hsp90 and cellular and organismic stress responses; Hsp90 in cancer, neurodegenerative and other diseases; Hsp90 drugs; Hsp90 probes; clinical trials; and more.

Invited speakers

David Agard (University of California, San Francisco, USA), Laura Blair (University of South Florida, Tampa, USA), Dimitra Bourboulia (SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, USA), Bernd Bukau (ZMBH, Heidelberg, Germany), Giorgio Colombo (Università di Pavia, Italy), Florent Delhommel (Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany), Adrienne Edkins (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa), Ioannis Gelis (University of South Florida, Tampa, USA), Thorsten Hugel (Universität Freiburg, Germany), Daniel Jarosz (Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, USA), Jill Johnson (University of Idaho, Moscow, USA), Georgios Karras (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA), Andrea Kravats (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA), Paul LaPointe (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada), Fortunate Mokoena (North-West University, Mmaboatho, South Africa), Len Neckers (NCI, Bethesda, USA), Michael Reidy (NIH, Rockville, USA), Michael Sattler (Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany), Sonja Schmid (Universität Basel, Switzerland), Katarzyna Tych (University of Groningen, Netherlands).

Short talks

  • 15-17 additional talks (“short talks”) will be selected by the organizing committee from the submitted abstracts.
  • Notification of abstracts selected for short talks will be sent 3-4 weeks before the meeting.


  • for Application (including Abstract): September 8, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: Upon sending in your application, you should receive a confirmation e-mail and you can assume you are accepted. You will also receive an email with payment information, and then you will be formally accepted once you will have paid.
  • for Payment: September 25, 2024.
  • Notification of abstracts selected for short talks: 3-4 weeks before the meeting.
  • Final program: a few days before the meeting.

Registration fees

  • Graduate students/postdocs: 1’000 € (includes registration, full board, lodging)
  • Academic PIs and staff scientists: 1’300 € (registration, full board, lodging)
  • Corporate participants: 1’800 € (registration, full board, lodging)
  • This covers everything from dinner on October 23 to breakfast on October 27 (except for your expenses at the bar).


  • The number of participants is limited to encourage an interactive environment.
  • Spouses, kids, friends are welcome provided there is enough space (rooms are limited). You can indicate your wishes in the application form.


  • Everyone will stay on site or within walking distance. All meals will be taken there. Talks and posters will be presented there. More information can be found here.

  • Graduate students and postdocs may have to share a room (preferred roommates can be indicated upon registration).

  • All rooms have internet access.


  • We suggest that you fly into Munich. We will organize a bus shuttle service from the airport to Seeon.

  • The closest railway station is Bad Endorf (about ½ hour from Seeon). There you can take a taxi to Seeon.


  • October 23 (Wednesday): Meeting starts with dinner at 7 pm, followed by a keynote lecture.
  • October 24 (Thursday)
  • October 25 (Friday)
  • October 26 (Saturday)
  • October 27 (Sunday): Breakfast and departure.


  • Everyone can show a poster, even those who are selected to give talks.
  • There will be 2 poster sessions.
  • No particular poster format.!


  • Meeting report: the plan is to publish a meeting report in Cell Stress and Chaperones, but details to be announced.
  • Visa: contact the administrative assistant Susanne Hilber if you need an official invitation.
  • Likewise if you need an official invoice, confirmation of your payment or attendance, or if you have any other admin question.