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FASEB SRC announces conference registration open for: Transcriptional Regulation During Cell Growth, Differentiation, and Development

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): Transcriptional Regulation During Cell Growth, Differentiation, and Development.

This conference will take place July15-20, 2012 in Snowmass, Colorado. The conference brings together scientists interested in the molecular underpinnings of transcription and chromatin regulation in the context of organismal development. It intentionally spans a wide variety of experimental systems and focuses on areas of exceptional activity or promise. Investigators have the opportunity to discuss the complete picture of how transcription and signaling networks are integrated to guide cell fate in normal vs. diseased states. The conference format will consist of sessions, short talks, discussion, poster sessions, and informal interaction. The sessions will cover classic topics as well as emerging areas: pluripotency, transcription factor selectivity and cell fate specification, non-coding RNAs for transcriptional control, trans-generational signaling, nuclear organization, interpretation of gradients, small noncoding RNAs and transcriptional silencing, stochasticity and robustness. The conference will help to define both the present state and the future of the field.

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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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