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FASEB Science Research Conference: Molecular Pathogenesis: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - Since 1994, this Biennial FASEB Science Research Conference has been devoted to exciting and groundbreaking research on viral, bacterial, fungal, prion, and protozoal pathogens. Importantly, regardless of their taxonomic differences, microbes confront similar barriers from the host innate and acquired immune systems. The conference sessions are organized by pathogenesis themes and each includes scientists from a variety of disciplines. As such, this is the only long-standing specialized international conference that regularly attracts virologists, bacteriologists, mycologists, parasitologists, immunologists and translational scientists. By convening together leading scientists with expertise in all areas of infectious disease, this conference optimizes information transfer, catalyzes provocative discussions, and fosters long-term cross disciplinary collaborations.

This year, the program will include sessions on polymicrobial interactions, immune recognition, and microbial adaptation to the host, chemical signaling and therapeutics, microbial manipulation of host cells, and drug resistance and tolerance. Talks will include new, state-of-the-art approaches to understanding microbial pathogenesis, including high throughput whole genome sequencing and approaches to genome analysis, advances in gene disruption and gene suppression technologies, and the capacity to observe infection of live hosts at high resolution. Finally, the relatively small size of the meeting, coupled with the diversity of fields, makes this an ideal meeting for young scientists to meet established investigators to begin to develop networks of support that will foster their career development.

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


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

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

Contact: Trina Eacho
Office of Scientific Meetings & Conferences

Molecular Pathogenesis: Mechanisms Of Infectious Disease
Date: July 12-17, 2015, Keystone, Colorado
Organizers: John Leong and Erin Gaynor

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