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FASEB Science Research Conference: Mechanism and Regulation of Prokaryotic Transcription

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on advances made and current challenges around obtaining a complete mechanistic understanding of how events in the transcription process are regulated in prokaryotes. The long standing meeting reflects the use of structural biology (e.g. from X-ray crystallography and cryo electron microscopy) and biophysical approaches (e.g. single molecule studies) alongside exploiting modern genetic and biochemical methodologies to gain mechanistic insights. Progress with established model systems and emerging new paradigms are reflected in the program. Hence the program ranges from the cellular to the atomic in its description of the basic processes working to allow gene expression in an orderly and controlled manner. A full understanding these processes has importance for not only the basic science behind the actions of prokaryotes as important agents in their own right but also for their use in biotechnology and synthetic biology.

The program includes invited talks from a range of established and new investigators, and a large number of presentations arise from the submitted poster abstracts, providing opportunities for PhD students and early career postdoctoral workers to present. Set time for posters and meet the experts' sessions allows a high level of interaction throughout the entire meeting to benefit all career paths amongst those attending.

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.

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