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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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FASEB SRC announces conference: Gastrointestinal Tract XV: Epithelia, Microbes, Inflammation & Cancer

Bethesda, MD - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announces the opening of registration for the Science Research Conference (SRC): Gastrointestinal Tract XV: Epithelia, Microbes, Inflammation and Cancer.

The scientific focus of the 2013 program represents rapidly growing fields of interest in many gastrointestinal disciplines including epithelial biology, functional host-microbial relationships, mucosal inflammation & immune response, stem cells, development, and neoplasia. Each day is thematically organized, and the invited speakers will introduce research topics covering conceptual and technological advances in fields ranging from the intestinal epithelial stem cell markers, new animal disease models and potential new disease treatments, new concepts in gut microbial ecology, leukocyte trafficking, epithelial barrier function, gene regulation, innate and adaptive mucosal immunology, and developmental biology.

One important area of emphasis will be translation of basic findings to diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal cancer. The meeting will encompass subjects relevant to important gastrointestinal diseases and will include a number of presentations highly relevant to microbiology of pathogen and commensal interaction with the host, mucosal immune cell function, epithelial biology, and gastrointestinal cancer. Many of the talks will span multiple areas and will highlight cutting edge ideas at the interface of separate fields. This meeting draws leaders in this field as well as outstanding trainees who will be the future leaders of this field. The sessions are highly interactive and the meeting is designed to foster discussions and new collaborations.

FASEB SRC has announced a total of 34 SRCs in 2013. To register for an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2013 SRCs, please visit www.faseb.org/SRC.

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Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes.

In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff. Proposal guidelines can be found at www.faseb.org/SRC.

FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. FASEB enhances the ability of scientists and engineers to improve--through their research--the health, well-being and productivity of all people. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.



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