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Contact: Robin Crawford
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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Virus Structure and Assembly

Bethesda, MD - This 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on structural virology and the application of structure to our understanding of the progression of events that are the virus lifecycle: receptor binding, entry, intracellular trafficking, uncoating, replication, assembly, and exit. Virus assembly includes the process of constructing virions and of marshaling host resources for that purpose.

Knowledge on virus structure and assembly can be used to develop new antiviral approaches and also to harness viruses to new purposes. For 2014, the underlying theme for the conference is the structural basis of how viruses interact with and respond to their environment. This FASEB Conference brings together structural virologists, geneticists, cell biologists, biochemists, and theoreticians who each investigate virus assembly using a wide array of techniques.

Typically over 30 different viruses and bacteriophages are discussed during the meeting though symposia, poster presentations, and short talks. These broaden our understanding of the molecular basis of viral disease processes, identify new targets for novel anti-viral treatments, and have contributed to the development of virus-derived nanoparticles. The mixture of state of the art approaches and varied experimental systems has led to new collaborations and new discoveries.

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FASEB has announced a total of 35 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2014. Registration opens January 17, 2014. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2014 SRCs, please visit http://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 http://www.faseb.org/SRC.



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