90 scientists from a range of disciplines came together in Madrid on 21-23 September 2022, to discuss the vibrant field of plant proteostasis. Topics covered included ubiquitination, autophagy, vesicle trafficking, proteostasis and stress, quality control and organellar proteostatic systems. High points included excellent student and ECR talks (with a large dose of Spanish flair!) and inspirational keynotes from Helen Walden (Glasgow; Biochemical Society Lecture) and Tim Clausen (Vienna; EMBO Lecture) who showcased how state of the art structural biology has informed ubiquitination mechanisms influencing human disease. No protein complex is too big to tackle!
Overall, the meeting was notable for the extremely high quality of science and a strong sense of community.