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FASEB SRC announces conference registration open for: Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression: Mechanisms of MRNA Decay

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): Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression: Mechanisms of mRNA Decay.

This conference will take place June 24-29, 2012 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The goal of the conference is to improve our current understanding of the fundamental mechanisms by which post-transcriptional control of RNA stability and translation regulates gene expression in normal and disease states. The program will consist of sessions that will broadly address cutting-edge issues including 5' and 3' end control of mRNA decay, subcellular localization of mRNA translation and decay, and RNA-binding proteins and mRNA fate. Small poster sessions will also enable all participants to contribute to, and learn about, these topics. There is also free time in the program for informal discussions among established and junior principal investigators, post-doctoral trainees and graduate students from the U.S. and abroad. This meeting will bring together sets of researchers who, despite having converging interests, have infrequent opportunities to meet as a group. A particular attraction is to bring together researchers focused on prokaryotic and eukaryotic features of post-transcriptional control to exchange information and stimulate new ideas. The resulting discussions and cross-fertilization will help define critical areas to propel this field forward.


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

Additionally, in efforts to continue expanding the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at Proposal guidelines can be found by clicking "Submit a Proposal" on our website at

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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