Protein Phosphatases

Conference Summary

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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Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: June 2, 2016         Last Day to Register: June 17, 2016  


  • Reports of recent unpublished findings and new approaches.
  • Friendly informal setting with opportunities to interact with experts in the phosphatase community.
  • Opportunities to initiate collaborations, exchange reagents.

Keynote Speakers

Susan S. Taylor
University of California, San Diego

Conference Organizers

Catherine Pallen
University of British Columbia

Martha Cyert
Stanford University

Conference Staff

Robin Crawford, CMP, Conference Manager
Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

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

Date & Location

Date: July 17-22, 2016
Location: The Steamboat Grand
                 2300 Mt. Werner Circle
                 Steamboat Springs, CO

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The Steamboat Grand Resort is 22 miles from the Steamboat-Yampa Valley Regional/Hayden Airport (HDN) and 155 miles northwest of Denver International Airport (DIA).  Please note, Hayden Airport is a regional airport and only offers two flights per day during the summer months

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Official Conference Lodging

The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.)

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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