Protein Lipidation: Enzymology, Signaling and Therapeutics

Conference Summary

This SRC will focus on biochemical, structural and cellular mechanisms of fatty acylation, prenylation, and post-prenylation processing of proteins, emerging therapeutics, the transport of intracellular lipids, and the importance of protein-lipid interactions for cellular signaling at specialized membrane domains and its relevance in disease. This SRC is the only international venue where these broad but closely interrelated topics are discussed at length. As the field of protein lipidation has grown over the past ten years, it has become highly interdisciplinary and this meeting allows scientists and biomedical researchers from diverse disciplines to come together, discuss new ideas and form synergistic collaborations.

Presentations will highlight progress in our understanding of how lipid-modified proteins promote normal physiological processes, with emphasis on their important roles in major human disorders. Topics will also include emerging drug discovery and development efforts. A significant number of submitted abstracts will be selected for short talks and awards will be given to the top scientific posters. “Research snapshot” elevator pitch presentations from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, a specific "meet the experts" session and social activities will allow students and postdoctoral researchers to interact with invited speakers, including industry speakers who are working in drug discovery, and to form potential new scientific collaborations.

Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: June 4, 2017       Last Day to Register: June 15, 2017


  • “Research Snapshot” elevator pitch presentations from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Career Development Workshop
  • Meet the Expert Sessions

Keynote Speaker

Gisou Van der Goot
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Youla Tsantrisoz
McGill University

Conference Organizers

Rami Hannoush

Luke Chamberlain
University of Strathclyde

Patrick Casey
Duke University School of Medicine

Anant Menon
Weill Cornell Medical College

Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Coordinator

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: July 16-21, 2017
Horowitz Performing Arts Hall and Nita Choukas Theater
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont is 130 miles from Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts and 110 miles from Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford, Connecticut.

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Official Conference Lodging

Vermont Academy
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT 05154-0500

The sleeping rooms at Vermont Academy are dormitory style rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms are not air conditioned, but fans are provided. You may request a key for your room; however, a $20 refundable deposit is required.

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