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22-Jan-2014

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Contact: Robin Crawford
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301-634-7010
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Immunoreceptors

Bethesda, MD This 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference is aimed at bringing the most recent advances in the field of immunoreceptors, in a highly interactive environment. Immunoreceptors are pivotal to immune function. They are broadly defined as receptors expressed by immune cells, including T cells, B cells, NK cells, monocytes, dendritic cells, mast cells, macrophages, etc.

They play a central role in coordinating the inflammatory and autoimmune response, are important to host defense mechanisms against tumor and infections, and thus central to many therapeutic approaches. The meeting has a particular emphasis on antigen receptors, adhesion molecules, complement receptors, immunoglobulin family receptors and Fc receptors.

These topics have enormous relevance for both academic research and biotech/pharmaceutical industries because the critical roles of immunoreceptors play in immune system and many new drugs reaching the clinic or in development are targeting immunoreceptors and/or associated ligands. The meeting intends to bring together the basic academic research with clinical and bio-pharmaceutical drug development into one forum and to foster their collaborations.

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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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