Public Release:  FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Skeletal Muscle Satellite and Stem Cells

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on recent advances in our understanding of the regulatory mechanisms controlling normal and abnormal functions of muscle-resident stem cells in regeneration, muscle homeostasis, hypertrophy, aging and muscle degenerative disease.

Eight plenary sessions and three dedicated poster sessions will encompass the following major themes: transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression in stem cells, satellite cell heterogeneity and potential, stem cell signaling and environmental interactions, satellite cell quiescence, activation and renewal, non-satellite stem cells, satellite cell proliferation, commitment and differentiation, muscle stem cells in growth and hypertrophy, and muscle stem cells in aging, disease and therapeutics.

This FASEB Conference increasingly attracts investigators in related fields who are interested in the rapid advances in muscle stem cell research, and interdisciplinary interactions are an important feature of this meeting. Collectively, this conference, which represents the only international conference that focuses exclusively on muscle satellite and stem cell populations, provides a venue to present cutting edge research, foster discussions, and promote collaborative interactions, with the goal of advancing a fundamental understanding of muscle-resident stem cells, and ultimately, translating this knowledge to the clinic.

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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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