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FASEB Science Research Conference: Mitosis: Spindle Assembly and Function

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on the molecular mechanisms that govern chromosome segregation and ensure faithful segregation of genetic material during cell division. Major topics include mitotic spindle assembly and microtubule dynamics, quantitative approaches to the understanding of mitotic regulation, cytokinesis, chromosome segregation and aneuploidy, as well as the structure and function of kinetochores and centrosomes.

The 2015 FASEB Conference on Mitosis follows on three prior, highly successful meetings. As the major international and multidisciplinary conference devoted to this important field it brings together leading investigators from across the globe. Exciting talks (including a number of oral presentations selected from the abstracts), poster presentations, and recreational activities will provide students and postdoctoral fellows ample opportunities to meet with experts in the field, exchange ideas and foster new collaborations. A number of travel fellowships for students and postdocs will be available.

The meeting will also feature panel discussions to help junior colleagues navigate various topics related to careers in science. The program will facilitate cross-talk between multiple disciplines of science, techniques, and skill levels to inspire innovation and top quality science in a research area that is highly relevant to human health and disease.

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: Krsiten Hagy, CMP
Office of Scientific Meetings & Conferences

Mitosis: Spindle Assembly and Function
Date: June 21-26, 2015, Big Sky, MT
Organizers: Erich Nigg, Rebecca Heald, Jason Swedlow

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