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Contact: Robin Crawford
src@faseb.org
301-634-7010
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
@fasebopa

FASEB SRC: Biological Methylation -- Regulation of Chromatin, Epigenetics, & Disease

Bethesda, MD - This Science Research Conference focuses on recent advances in our understanding of how dynamic methylation of proteins and DNA regulate epigenetic programming and reprogramming, cell signaling, and the pathogenesis of diverse human diseases. In addition, the development of epigenetic-based medicines that target methyltransferase and demethylase enzymes for the treatment of cancer and other diseases has intensified interest in the field and will be a topic covered in the program.

This FASEB Conference brings together basic and translational scientists from multiple disciplines for presentations, discussion, and collaboration to broaden our understanding of DNA and histone methylation, the role of non-histone protein methylation in gene and genome regulation, the interaction between the epigenome and disease state, technological advancements in methylation research, and therapeutic opportunities in the area. The 2014 meeting will be the eleventh biennial conference in this series, making this one of the longest-running meetings in the field of epigenetics.

The conference is commonly attended by researchers in a variety of areas, such as chromatin biology, chemical biology, development, cancer biology, cell signaling, and proteomics. The expertise of the meeting's attendees in a variety of areas will provide participants the opportunity to interact with one another to further advance our understanding of how protein and DNA methylation broadly impacts on biology.

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.

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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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