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22-Jan-2014

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Contact: Robin Crawford
src@faseb.org
301-634-7010
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Microbial Glycobiology

Bethesda, MD This FASEB Science Conference uniquely and exclusively focuses on microbial polysaccharides and glycoconjugates. Glycobiology is a rapidly growing field, and often at other glycobiology meetings many important microbial aspects are overlooked. Microbial glycobiology research needs a multi-disciplinary approach to understand the sophisticated structures of these molecules and to then utilize this knowledge for pharmaceutical or industrial applications.

This meeting serves as an important forum to encourage interdisciplinary interactions that could lead to new cutting-edge research directions and applications for microbial glycobiology. The meeting attracts microbiologists, cell biologists, biochemists, chemists and industry representatives in an ideal forum for diverse attendees to share this common interest. The FASEB Summer Conference format provides a unique and preeminent opportunity to optimize interactions among scientists from diverse areas of microbial glycobiology research.

The meeting provides an in-depth focus on the glycobiology of diverse topics such as: host-pathogen interactions, the human microbiome, polysaccharide-based vaccines and therapeutics for human disease, industrial applications including biofilms and CAzymes. The past meetings have focused mainly on the glycoconjugates themselves, but we have expanded the scope of the meeting to include all facets of the glycobiology including the connection between microbial metabolism of complex glycans and human health. This is in recognition of the growing importance of microbial glycobiology for human health and economic activity.

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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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