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FASEB Science Research Conference: Helicases and Nucleic-Acid Based Machines: From Mechanism to Insight into Disease

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

target="_blank"Bethesda, MD - The FASEB Science Research Conference entitled Helicases and Nucleic-Acid Based Machines: From Mechanism to Insight into Disease will provide a forum for the rapidly growing field of helicase-related research, a phenomenon fueled by the recognition that these proteins are essential to all aspects of nucleic acid metabolism, including gene expression, RNA processing, chromatin remodeling, DNA replication, repair, and recombination. Because helicases play central roles in these processes, their study also provides critical insight into a broad spectrum of disorders characterized by premature aging, susceptibility to cancers, neurological disorders, immunodeficiency and developmental abnormalities. The conference will cover all aspects of helicase biology, from structure and mechanism to broader implications for human disease. It will build on the success of previous meetings by encompassing a broader scope of research and viewing helicases within the context of the molecular machines they drive - machines required for the preservation of genetic integrity, timely and accurate segregation of the genetic material during cell division, and cellular RNA metabolism.

FASEB has announced a total of 34 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2015. Registration opens January 17, 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 26-31, 2015, Steamboat Springs, CO
Organizers: Maria Spie, Karsten Weis

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