April 27-28, 2023, Vienna

Ubiquitin & Friends Symposium 2023

organized by the SFB Targeted Protein Degradation, University of Vienna

The Ubiquitin & Friends Symposium is an international meeting taking place in the beautiful capital of Austria and aims to bring together scholars from various fields of ubiquitin and protein degradation research in a personal, family-like atmosphere, as suggested by the name.

We will be covering various topics ranging from structural insights of the molecular machines involved in proteostasis to chemical approaches for studying the ubiquitin system as well as various biological pathways such as autophagy, protein quality control and proteostasis during stress, aging and diseases.


Download the symposium poster here.




Confirmed Speakers Show all Speakers

  • Speaker

    Florian Wilfling

    Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Speaker

    F. Ulrich Hartl

    Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

  • Speaker

    Simona Polo

    IFOM, Milan, Italy

  • Speaker

    Noboru Mizushima

    University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Program

    Ubiquitin & Friends Symposium 2023

    The 1.5-day program will comprise talks from 11 renowned scientists invited as guest speakers, 10-11 talks by participants selected from the submitted abstracts, and flash talks followed by poster sessions. A wine reception and the conference dinner take place on the first evening.


    We will start on Thursday at 9:00 am, and end on Friday by 3:00 pm (presumably).

    The program will follow soon.

  • Venue & Travel Information

    General information

    We are excited that in-person meetings are back to routine again and look forward to welcoming you in Vienna for the Ubiquitin & Friends Symposium 2023. The symposium takes place at the Van Swieten Hall of the Medical University of Vienna.


    Read more about the venue and travel information.

  • Registration and Abstract Submission

    Registration, abstract & poster information

    Registration is open: read more & REGISTER HERE!

    Abstract deadline to be considered for a talk: 30 March 2023.
    Registration deadline & abstract deadline for posters: 17 April 2023.

    All attendees are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract. Travel grants and awards for best posters & best short talk available!

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For questions concerning the symposium please contact:

Organizing Institution
Consortium of the SFB F79 “Targeted Protein Degradation”,
lead institution: University of Vienna.

Conference coordinators
Sascha Martens and Zahra Ayatollahi, University of Vienna

Organizing Committee (Early career researchers)
Helen Belalcazar, Victoria Faas, Luca Ferrari, Lilian Kirwan