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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 SRC: AMPK -- Biological Action and Therapeutic Perspectives

Bethesda, MD This 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference on focuses on exciting recent advances in our understanding of the regulation and the novel cellular function of the LKB1/ AMPK signaling pathway as well as the AMPK-related kinases. Recent research has expanded the paradigm of AMPK as a metabolic sensor and to the more global concept that AMPK has broad effects on cellular function, providing synergy between research in energy metabolism and other areas of science such as cancer and inflammation.

The downstream actions of AMPK regulate numerous steps in cellular metabolism, cell growth, organelle regulation including mitochondrial biogenesis, autophagy, oxidative stress and cell polarity. One of the main purposes and themes of this conference will be to disseminate, critique and derive novel insights from recent discoveries in basic AMPK biology in order to provide direction for AMPK therapy in disease-focused research.

The FASEB Conference provides a unique environment to bring academic scientists, clinicians, and industry together to strategically discuss and develop an action plan toward achieving this important point. The meeting is attended by investigators who are at the forefront of metabolism regulation, cardiovascular disease, cancer research and inflammation, thereby fostering a deeper connection and fruitful collaborations amongst the experts in these disparate fields. The conference will provide opportunities for junior scientists to present posters and discuss ideas with leaders in the developing fields of AMPK and AMPK-related kinases.

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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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