Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases


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Prion 2019

May. 2019

Edmonton Journal Prion 2019 Article

Join us from May 21-24, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. PRION 2019 will bring together researchers, clinicians, policy-makers and industry members from around the world to discuss emerging concepts in prion diseases and dementias with prion-like pathobiology such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, tauopathies and ALS.



Ted Allison | Breakthrough in drug treatment for ALS

Dec. 2018

University of Alberta biologists believe a new application of the drug telbivudine could significantly slow the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).


Judd Aiken and Debbie McKenzie unearth soil property that combats chronic wasting disease

Dec. 2018

Scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered a property in soil that can help reduce the spread of a fatal, incurable disease in wild deer.


Valerie Sim | AHS Doctor of the week

Oct. 2018

Doc of The Week shows the people, faces and stories of the physicians caring for patients across Alberta Health Services.


Valerie Sim | Ted Talk

May 2017

Watch Dr Sim's Ted talk on Prions and protein misfolding.


Newly discovered infectious prion structure

Sep. 2016

Dr. Wille's recent PLoS Pathogens received extensive media coverage from EurekAlert! and The Scientist. Congratulations to the Structural Biology team.