Protein phosphatases are involved in virtually every area of cellular biology. As researchers in a broad spectrum of disciplines decipher the complexities of signaling networks, protein phosphatases continue to be revealed as important and often essential components of many biological processes.
This FASEB SRC focuses on emerging roles of protein phosphatases in normal physiology and pathological conditions, serving as a forum to feature fundamental advances in structure, signaling mechanisms, and regulation and new insights on the roles of phosphatases in processes and systems ranging from the cell cycle, development and metabolism, to the immune and nervous systems. These session topics are integrated with talks describing rapidly expanding linkages between protein phosphatase dysfunction/dysregulation and human diseases and disorders, and highlight the potential and the challenge of protein phosphatases as therapeutic targets.
The depth and breadth of conference scope make this an ideal introduction for those new to the protein phosphatase field as well as an informative and thought-provoking meeting for established phosphatase researchers. It seeks to engage trainees, inspire scientific interactions and exchanges between early career and established investigators, and to continue its productive tradition of sharing expertise and seeding new collaborations. Selected oral presentations from abstracts, two poster sessions, informal “meet the expert” lunches and interaction times provide numerous opportunities for active participation and discussions.
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