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FASEB SRC announces conference registration open for: Phospholipid Metabolism: Disease, Signal Transduction, and Membrane Biophysics

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announces the opening of registration for the Science Research Conference (SRC): Phospholipid Metabolism: Disease, Signal Transduction, & Membrane Dynamics.

This conference will take place July 15-20, 2012 in Saxtons River, Vermont. It will highlight advances in the areas of phospholipid metabolism, phospholipid signaling, and membrane biophysics, with particular focus on lipid/ protein trafficking, nuclear lipid signaling, oxidized phospholipids, transcriptional regulation by lipids and of lipid metabolizing enzymes, the intersection of phospholipid and neutral lipid metabolism, and recent developments in lipidomics and phospholipases. The meeting is organized into eight themes, which feature 30-minute talks by invited speakers who are leaders in the field and 15-minutes talks to be chosen from among submitted abstracts. Two poster sessions are included as well as an informal discussion of the "state of the art" of lipidomics/ lipid mass spectrometry led by Core Directors in the LIPID MAPS group. The meeting is appropriate for any investigator interested in the biochemistry, biophysics, and cell/ molecular biology of bioactive lipids.

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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 recent years, the SRC series has expanded into non-summer months. To better enhance the SRC series and allow for future expansion of conferences, FASEB's Office of Scientific Meetings and Conferences recently changed the SRC name from Summer Research Conferences to Science Research Conferences.

FASEB SRC has announced a total of 36 SRCs in 2012, spanning from June through October. To register for an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2012 SRCs, please visit http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

Additionally, in efforts to continue expanding the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at SRC@faseb.org. Proposal guidelines can be found by clicking "Submit a Proposal" on our website at http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

FASEB is composed of 26 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Celebrating 100 Years of Advancing the Life Sciences in 2012, FASEB is rededicating its efforts to advance health and well-being by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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