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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FASEB SRC announces conference registration open for: Genetic Recombination & Genome Rearrangements

Bethesda, MD – The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announces the opening of registration for the Science Research Conference (SRC): Genetic Recombination & Genome Rearrangements.

The 2013 FASEB Science Research Conference on Genetic Recombination & Genome Rearrangements convenes leading researchers focusing on mechanistic approaches and representing all leading model systems in the study of recombination. Recombination is the process that underlies all classical genetic analysis, and as such, understanding the mechanisms has been a major research focus for many years.

Recombination plays an essential role in dividing cells because it is the major repair pathway for DNA breaks formed during replication; this function of recombination is clearly important for tumor suppression. In addition, DNA recombination is essential for proper chromosome segregation during meiosis. An intimate relationship between recombination and other important biological processes, such as replication, transcription and repair has emerged in recent years. For these reasons, recombination is of fundamental interest to geneticists, biochemists, cancer biologists, genome biologists and structural biologists, and to those interested in basic, medical and applied aspects of this fundamental process.

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 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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