Following the tradition of the previous International Conferences on Protein Stabilisation we would like to welcome you to participate in the 9th International Conference on Protein Stabilisation – ProStab2012 – which will be held from the 2 to 4 May 2012, in Lisbon, Portugal.

ProStab2012 is being jointly organised by the Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at Instituto Superior Técnico and the Section on Applied Biocatalysis (ESAB) of the European Federation of Biotechnology.

The congress is intended to highlight the recent advances in protein folding, denaturation and stabilisation. Particular focus will be given to stabilisation procedures in terms of thermodynamic principles, methods to preserve structure and understanding interactions with its environment, damping the molecular motions of the proteins, and their use in industrial applications, biocatalysis, incorporation into bioreactive coatings, biosensors and medicine namely of therapeutic proteins among others relevant use.