Public Release:  FASEB SRC announces conference: Glucose transport -- Gateway for Metabolic Systems Biology

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announces the opening of registration for the Science Research Conference (SRC): Glucose transport: Gateway for Metabolic Systems Biology.

The 2013 FASEB Science Research Conference "Glucose transport: Gateway for Metabolic Systems Biology" is a unique conference where the role of glucose transport in the control of cellular growth and proliferation, and of whole organism metabolic homeostasis, are explored through formal talks, posters and discussions in an informal setting conductive to scientific interaction.

Sessions spanning from atomic mechanisms of glucose transport to systems biology of energy metabolism will be delivered by experts from around the world, and chaired by experienced, leading investigators in each field. An important theme of this conference will be the impact of glucose metabolism research on medically relevant problems such as type 2 diabetes and cancer. To insure timely discussion of emerging information, approximately 30% of the program will be chosen from submitted abstracts.

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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.

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 at SRC@faseb.org. 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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