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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: Biology & Pathobiology of Krueppel-Like Factors

Bethesda, MD - The 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference on focuses on recent advances in our understanding of the KLFs, an important family of transcriptional regulators, currently numbering 17, and will also include talks on the closely related Sp transcription factor family. Held twice previously, this FASEB Conference is the only international conference devoted specifically to the KLFs. The major themes of the conference will be the function of the KLFs in stem cells and development, vascular biology, epigenetic regulation, metabolic control and disease, differentiation, inflammation, tumor biology, and cell signaling.

This FASEB Conference will bring together basic scientists and physician-scientists for presentations, discussion, and collaboration in order to broaden our understanding of the biology of the KLFs in fundamental cellular processes and in the pathogenesis of a number of diseases. In addition, through this FASEB Conference, investigators will define new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for diseases involving the KLFs. The cross-disciplinary nature of this conference will bring together investigators with divergent interests and will establish new interactions and collaborations.

Additionally, this FASEB Conference features specialized programs and seminars targeted to trainees and junior investigators. Conference attendees are expected to include cardiologists, developmental biologists, gastroenterologists, geneticists, immunologists, oncologists, stem cell biologists, and structural biologists.

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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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