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FASEB SRC Announces Conference Registration Open for: Genome Engineering: Research & Applications

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): Genome Engineering: Research & Applications.

This conference will take place September 2-7, 2012 in Lucca, Italy. The organizers have planned a conference that seeks to maximize interactions among an international group of scientists with diverse scientific backgrounds and to thereby stimulate collaboration and the initiation of new directions and applications for the field. To accomplish this, the meeting organizers have planned scientific sessions that cover a range of topics from foundational basic science topics such as DNA repair and protein engineering to translational applications for the technology such as synthetic biology and genome engineering of stem cells. The aims of this conference are: (1) to promote the sharing of information in a collegial environment that will lead to development of new research directions and collaborations; (2) to provide career-enhancing opportunities for the multitude of junior scientists in the field; (3) to enhance and encourage the entry of women and minorities into this rapidly expanding discipline, including commitment of one-third of the requested budget to fund travel expenses of scientists from these under-represented groups; and (4) to encourage collaboration and interaction between researchers in academia and industry.

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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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