Gutenberg Workshop – Multivalent Interactions in Aging

This workshop, which was held in Ingelheim from May 3 to May 5 brought together experts in molecular aging, biopolymer interactions and polymer theory to discuss how non-deterministic, multivalent and disordered biomolecular interactions contribute to cellular function. While multivalent interactions come with a certain degree of resilience to perturbation, it is well known that disturbances of such interactions contribute to aging and devastating degenerative diseases. At this workshop, participants were discussing our current understanding of non-deterministic assemblies driven by disorder and multivalency and possible pathways towards the design of new and innovative intervention strategies to treat age-associated diseases.

Pictured below are the participating PIs at dinner at the Wasem monastery on the evening before the workshop started.