The Biology & Chemistry of Vision

Conference Summary

This SRC is the only meeting of its kind specifically dedicated to the field of photoreceptor biology. The scientific program reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of this field, encompassing classical biochemistry and structural biology as well as modern imaging techniques and molecular therapeutic approaches.  Specific session topics will range from photoreceptor physiology and RPE cell biology to the immune respose to photoreceptor degeneration.  The scientific program will include two keynote addresses and invited talks, as well as numerous short talks and DataBlitz presentations that will be selected from submitted abstracts.

The meeting schedule and venue are designed to present the most exciting scientific advances in an atmosphere that encourages informal interactions and collaborations.  All attendees will have the opportunity to present a poster, and optional recreational activities will be available to all participants to foster the exchange of ideas and formulate new collaborations.

Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: May 21, 2017         Last Day to Register: May 25, 2017


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Samuel Jacobson
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Paul Sieving
National Eye Institute


Conference Organizers

Marie Burns
UC Davis

David S. Williams

Conference Staff

Kristen Hagy, CMP, Conference Manager

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

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

Date & Location

Date: June 25-30, 2017
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.

Click the links below for Transportation & Lodging information:

Official Conference Lodging

The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9027

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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