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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 SRC: Molecular Mechanisms of Intestinal Lipid Transport & Metabolism

Bethesda, MD This FASEB Science Research Conference will focus on the regulation and molecular mechanisms of intestinal lipid digestion and absorption with new translational emphasis on the importance of these processes to understanding the mechanisms of health maintenance and development of chronic diseases, such as obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes, dyslipidemia, intestinal failure and gastrointestinal inflammation.

Lecture sessions will cover a broad range of topics, including lipid absorption and incretin/insulin secretion, neonatal lipid absorption, impact of the micro biome on intestinal lipid absorption, intestinal lipid transporters, role of cytoplasmic lipid droplets in lipid absorption, intestinal bile acid metabolism and chylomicron assembly and secretion. The speakers in these sessions will describe research done in an array of biological systems, from humans to rodents to neonatal swine to zebra fish to C. elegans to several in vitro model systems, and using multiple experimental approaches and new technologies.

Attendees will derive synergistic benefit from close interaction with both the speakers and the participants with diverse experimental backgrounds, which will in turn drive future advances and multidisciplinary collaborations in the field. Participants and speakers have been chosen to reflect both excellence in this health-relevant area of science, and participation by trainees and junior investigators is a major emphasis. FASEB SRC has announced a total of 36 SRCs in 2014.

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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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