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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: Molecular Biophysics of Membranes

Bethesda, MD This 2014 FASEB Science Research Conference will focus on the basic biophysical and structural principles underlying the structure and function of membranes and membrane proteins. Topics that will be represented at the 2014 meeting include interfacially active peptides, membrane fusion, membrane proteases and their products in disease, membrane protein structure, function and folding.

This year's meeting will also include sessions that focus on membrane biotechnology and bioinformatics. A principal objective of this meeting is to stimulate cross-pollination of ideas amongst a diverse group of membrane biophysicists, cell biologists, biochemists, as well as structural and computational biologists by bringing them together in an intimate setting to share the latest developments in their fields, and in related fields. Furthermore, by involving junior faculty as well as established faculty, and by selecting multiple short oral presentations from the submitted abstracts, we expose junior researchers to the group and allow them to share their insights.

Finally, we will have a "Meet the Experts" session in which prominent attendees first will speak of career choices and other relevant issues to the whole group, and then will break into small groups over lunch to be joined by students and junior faculty for lunch conversations.

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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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