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Skeletal muscle satellite cells and stem cells

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - The overall scientific objective of this conference is to provide a forum for cutting-edge work in muscle satellite and stem cells, including regulatory mechanisms controlling normal and abnormal functions of muscle stem cells in regeneration, homeostasis, hypertrophy, aging and disease. It is the only conference specifically focused on muscle satellite cells and regeneration, in spite of the recent emergence of muscle stem cells as arguably one of the most accessible and well-established stem cell models available for investigating stem cell quiescence and heterogeneity, tissue growth, regeneration, aging and disease. Thus, the conference increasingly attracts investigators in related fields who are interested in the rapid advances in muscle stem cell research, and interdisciplinary interactions are an important draw of this meeting.

Scheduled sessions include: Satellite cell lineage specification & progression; Extracellular signaling; Intracellular signaling; Roles of MRF & PAX transcription; Chromatin and transcription; Noncanonical satellite/stem cells; Disease and aging; and Translation and industry. Work presented by invited speakers will be largely unpublished, making this meeting an excellent opportunity to gain a current perspective on work being done across the field.

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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