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FASEB Science Research Conference: Protein Kinases and Protein Phosphorylation

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This FASEB Science Research Conference will focus on the basic biology of protein kinases and phosphorylation-dependent signaling networks, as well as their roles in human disease, bringing together established scientists, young investigators, and trainees. Essentially all cellular processes are controlled by reversible protein phosphorylation, and deregulated kinase activity is a hallmark of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Accordingly, the conference will have an interdisciplinary focus, bringing together experts from diverse fields unified by a common interest in protein phosphorylation/dephosphorylation as a regulatory mechanism. Session topics will include areas traditionally at the forefront of kinase/phosphatase signaling, as well as emerging fields of research, including control of cell growth, nutrient sensing, cell division, and cell polarity. Talks in each session will span multiple disciplines including structural biology, biochemistry, proteomics, systems biology, cell biology, and translational research, with the aim of promoting cross-fertilization among these normally separate fields. The conference will feature ample opportunities for informal interaction to foster collaboration and promote the exchange of ideas.

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.

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