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FASEB Science Research Conference: Molecular Mechanisms of Immune Cell Development and Function

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - The 2015 FASEB Science Research Conference on Molecular Mechanisms of Immune Cell Development and Function is a unique forum for researchers who use molecular and genomic approaches to study the immune system. The immune system is crucial for human health and its successful manipulation for clinical purposes will depend on a deep and sophisticated understanding of its native modes of regulation. Over the past 20 years, the immune system has also become an increasingly important model system for understanding information processing in living organisms. The conference stands out by bringing together molecular and genomic research on each of the diverse types of immune cells so that shared and contrasting mechanisms can be illuminated, both in mature functioning cells and in their developing precursors. By highlighting common and contrasting mechanisms, the meeting reveals unexpected synergies between areas of molecular immunology that traditionally have been considered distinct. The attendees, who come from laboratories throughout the world, include established researchers in the field as well as young independent researchers, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students who are just beginning to explore the regulation of immune cell development and function.

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-ImmCell

Contact: Kristen Hagy, CMP
Office of Scientific Meetings & Conferences
301-634-7010
src@faseb.org

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF IMMUNE CELL DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION
Date: August 16-21, 2015, Big Sky, MT
Organizers: Barbara Kee, Cornelis Murre, and Stephen Smale

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