Nutrient Sensing and Metabolic Signaling

Conference Summary

This FASEB SRC focuses on recent advances in the mechanisms by which nutrients and metabolites transduce information to cellular effector functions. Advances in nutritional genomics, epigenetics, metabolomics and the microbiome, in combination with innovations in nutrient signal transduction, are fueling development of new diagnostics, therapeutics, and personalized approaches to combat disease.  The focus of the 2018 conference will be on nutrient sensing mechanisms for specific tissues including skeletal muscle, liver, and brain and the most recent work on glucose and AMPK, diabetes & obesity, and amino acid sensing.

Interest in these areas has intensified due to the rising incidence of obesity-related diseases and the desire to develop targeted therapies that address individual metabolic needs. This FASEB Conference brings together physician-scientists and research scientists for presentations, discussions, and potential collaborations to broaden our understanding of fundamental aspects of nutrient modulation of health and disease. The interdisciplinary nature of this conference serves to bridge cell biology with inter-organ metabolism and nutrient flux. 

The conference is attended by professionals in the fields of nutrition and metabolism, biochemistry and molecular biology, physiology and cell biology, microbiology and immunology, endocrinology and exercise science. This is the only long-standing specialized international conference to focus on the regulation of cellular function and metabolism by nutrients. As such, this conference provides a unique platform to bring together investigators in diverse fields to exchange information and ideas.

Important Deadlines:

  • Early bird registration deadline June 11, 2018
  • Last day to register July 4, 2018


  • Nutrient sensing mechanisms in tissues such as liver, skeletal muscle and brain
  • Newest developments in amino acid sensing, cholesterol metabolism, AMPK, and diabetes & obesity
  • Career development workshop and networking with meet the expert sessions

Keynote Speaker

Russell DeBose-Boyd, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Conference Organizers

Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD                            
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston  

Christopher M. Adams, MD, PhD
The University of Iowa

FASEB Conference Staff

Robin Crawford, CMP, Conference Manager

Contact us

Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location


August 5-10, 2018


Base Village Conference Center
110 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The closest airport is Aspen/Pitkin Airport, which is 20 minutes from Snowmass Village.  If you fly into this airport, your Snowmass hotels will offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and your hotel.

If you fly into Denver, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is the official shuttle service to and from Denver International Airport for the FASEB Science Research Conferences. 

Please refer to the GROUP CODE: FASEB for the discounted rate of $97.00 one-way. View shuttle rate details. To make reservations, call the reservation center at: 
1.800.525.6363 (with the United States) 
970.926.9800 (outside the United States)

Click the links below for Transportation & Lodging information:

Official Conference Lodging

Stonebridge Inn
300 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO
Pokolodi Lodge
25 Daly Ln
Snowmass Village, 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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