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FASEB SRC announces conference registration open for: Molecular Biophysics of Membranes

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): Molecular Biophysics of Membranes.

This conference is June 17-22, 2012 in Snowmass, Colorado. It will bring together biochemists, biophysicists, cell biologists, and computational scientists working on problems related to biological membranes and their associated proteins. The session topics will range from the basic biophysics of protein-lipid and protein-protein interactions, to the structure and function of receptors, transporters and channels, and to the amazing complexity of the living biological membrane. There are still many open questions in the field, but progress is being made with the development of new experimental methods and computational approaches. New knowledge is quickly emerging. Membrane Biophysics relies on the exchange of ideas between disciplines. This conference presents an excellent opportunity for scientists at all career stages to share the excitement of new developments, and to collectively move the 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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