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FASEB Science Research Conference: Protein Lipidation, Signaling, and Membrane Domains

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This FASEB Science Research Conference will focus on new insights into in our understanding of how lipid-modified proteins and membrane microdomains promote normal physiological processes, and emphasizing important roles in major human disorders. Topics will include: Enzymology of lipidation and associated enzymes; acylation enzymes in disease; prenylation and isoprenoids in disease; GPI-linked proteins - biology and enzymology; regulatory aspects of protein palmitoylation; control of S-acylation; lipid trafficking and membrane dynamics in disease states; Ras/Rho trafficking in disease and; the structural biology of lipidation.

The 2015 meeting brings together a broad range of leading investigators from across the globe working from the level of single proteins to complex disease. We aim to highlight the inter-disciplinary approach and how major advances in biophysical, proteomic, imaging, modeling and therapeutic approaches are transforming the field. A large number of short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts and a wide range of poster, platform presentation, discussion forums and recreational activities will provide all participants extensive opportunities to exchange new ideas and forge new collaborations.

We particularly wish to encourage the participation of new and more junior researchers in the field and are securing additional support to provide PhD/postdoc travel scholarships and awards. There will be multiple opportunities for PhDs and postdocs to present and discuss their work including at poster sessions, short talks and short oral 'research snapshots' to highlight their submitted abstracts in 2 minutes. In addition, we have organized a number of events for junior colleagues to explore career opportunities and 'Meet the expert' sessions for informal round table discussions with research leaders.

The program thus aims to facilitate collaboration and exchange of ideas in a supportive and highly interdisciplinary environment for participants at all stages of their career. Our aim is to inspire new innovations and research directions in the rapidly expanding and dynamic field of protein lipidation, signaling and membrane domains.

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

Date: July 19-24, 2015, Saxtons River, VT
Organizers: Michael Shipston, Masaki Fukata

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