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FASEB SRC announces conference registration open for: Nucleic Acid Enzymes

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): Nucleic Acid Enzymes.

This conference will take place June10-15, 2012 in Snowmass, Colorado and brings together researchers working at the cutting edge of this topic. Newest insights into the mechanisms of nucleic acid enzymes will be presented. This includes the development of new experimental and analysis techniques, such as single molecule microscopy, to deal with the increasing complexity in analysis of biological systems; engineering novel properties onto existing protein scaffolds, atomic force microscopy and magnetic tweezers to analyze restriction enzymes, and the analysis of large macromolecular assemblies like the ribosome by Cryo-EM. The meeting also sets a special focus on the interplay of these enzymes and different disease states including the aging process. A lively exchange of ideas and opinions among a diverse group of scientists will enhance the transfer of knowledge through talks, poster sessions and ample time for informal discussions. Participation of junior scientists is encouraged, as travel awards and poster prizes are being offered. The goal of this meeting is to provide a unique opportunity to share the most exciting new knowledge about nucleic acid enzymes.

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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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