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Calcium and Cell Function

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This SRC focuses on calcium channels, signaling pathways and binding proteins in health and disease. Calcium is indispensable for normal cell function and is well studied in neuroscience and cardiovascular research, and is emerging as a highly relevant pathway in many other fields including microbiology and immunology. This FASEB conference has been an important platform to present and discuss the latest research on calcium signaling and calcium channels and their roles in cell physiology and pathology. The conference is attended by leaders in the calcium field from around the globe. By including trainees and new investigators as speakers and poster presenters and by programming of career development workshops, the conference actively aims to nurture the next generation of scientists. Topics include: Imaging calcium signals in living tissues, Calcium in mitochondria & organelles, Store-operated calcium entry, Calcium in immunity & infection, Calcium channel structure & function, Cell physiology of calcium signals, Calcium in disease, Late-breaking topics in calcium signaling.

FASEB has announced a total of 36 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2016. Registration opens January 7, 2016. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2016 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.

FASEB is composed of 30 societies with more than 125,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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