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FASEB SRC: Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Consequences of Protein Aggregation

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on the Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Consequences of Protein Aggregation associated both with diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease as well as the normal function of certain protein aggregates. Topics will include the mechanism of protein aggregation both in vitro as well as in vivo, structure-activity relationships of amyloids, proteotoxicity of amyloids, the cellular response and pathogenesis on protein aggregation, the influence of aging in amyloid toxicity, therapeutic intervention, and the action of functional amyloids.

The 2015 meeting is the tenth conference in a series that began in 1995. It will bring together researchers from across the globe studying protein aggregation from distinct perspectives, allowing emerging concepts to be shared more widely and to synergistically advance the study, treatment and prevention of amyloidosis. 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 protein aggregation diseases.

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

FASEB has announced a total of 34 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2015. Registration opens January 20, 2015. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2015 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 27 societies with more than 120,000 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.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998
http://www.faseb.org/SRC-ProAgg

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PROTEIN AGGREGATION
Date: June 21 - 26, 2015, West Palm Beach, FL
Organizers: Matthew Chapman, Roland Riek

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