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FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Machines on Genes -- Nucleic Acid Enzymes

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on the anatomies, architectures and mechanisms of protein and protein-nucleic acid machines that access, maintain, and decode the information stored within DNA and RNA. Topics will include the structural mechanisms of enzymes involved in a wide range of important nucleic acid transactions, including DNA replication, repair, and recombination, transcription, mRNA modification, translation, RNA-driven catalysis, chemical biology of nucleic acids, and epigenetic gene regulation, and will highlight the use of emerging biophysical methodologies such as single-molecule spectroscopy/microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering.

The 2014 meeting marks a consolidation of the long-running FASEB Nucleic Acids Enzymes Conference with the Biochemical Society Machines on Genes Conference, which has taken place in the UK twice since 2010, and therefore brings together a broad range of investigators from across the globe. A large number of oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts, and the selected talks, poster presentations, and recreational activities will provide students and postdoctoral fellows opportunities to exchange ideas and formulate new collaborations. Funds have been secured to provide student/postdoc travel scholarships.

The meeting will also feature several organized panel discussions to help junior colleagues navigate various topics related to careers in science. Therefore, the program will facilitate cross-talk between multiple areas of science, techniques, and skill levels to inspire new innovations and quality science in the area of nucleic acid structural and mechanistic 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

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 Proposal guidelines can be found at

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