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Protein phosphatases

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - Protein phosphatases are involved in virtually every area of cellular biology. As researchers in a broad spectrum of disciplines decipher the complexities of signaling networks, protein phosphatases continue to be revealed as important and often essential components of many biological processes.

This FASEB SRC focuses on emerging roles of protein phosphatases in normal physiology and pathological conditions, serving as a forum to feature fundamental advances in structure, signaling mechanisms, and regulation and new insights on the roles of phosphatases in processes and systems ranging from the cell cycle, development and metabolism, to the immune and nervous systems. These session topics are integrated with talks describing rapidly expanding linkages between protein phosphatase dysfunction/dysregulation and human diseases and disorders, and highlight the potential and the challenge of protein phosphatases as therapeutic targets.

The depth and breadth of conference scope make this an ideal introduction for those new to the protein phosphatase field as well as an informative and thought-provoking meeting for established phosphatase researchers. It seeks to engage trainees, inspire scientific interactions and exchanges between early career and established investigators, and to continue its productive tradition of sharing expertise and seeding new collaborations. Selected oral presentations from abstracts, two poster sessions, informal "meet the expert" lunches and interaction times provide numerous opportunities for active participation and discussions.

FASEB has announced a total of 36 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2016. Registration opens January 7, 2016. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2016 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 30 societies with more than 125,000 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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