Washington Update

FASEB Introduces Four Exciting New Conferences for 2024

By: Brandon Corbett
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
FASEB is announcing four new Science Research Conference (SRC) topics occurring for the first time in 2024. These new conferences are the result of hard work and outreach by volunteer organizers who are interested in bringing together members of the scientific research community to stay at the forefront of research and technology. These conferences have the potential for scientific breakthroughs and novel treatments for a variety of conditions and diseases. 

Channels and Transporters in Immunity on June 16 in St. Paul, Minnesota, will examine how ion channels and transporters (ICTs) control key aspects of intracellular signaling and cell physiology.  Little is known about how ICTs regulate immune responses in the context of inflammation, asthma, allergies, autoimmune diseases, anti-tumor immunity, and infection, so this is a chance for researchers of this unique field to come together and discuss this emerging discipline. This conference is being held in conjunction with Immunoreceptors and Immunotherapy, also in St. Paul, and attendees from either conference may attend sessions for either one at no additional cost. 

On July 7 in Niagara Falls, New York, Dynamics and Encoding in Cell Signaling will have its first in-person conference on signaling dynamics and technological advancements in microscopy, biosensor design, and cell tracking and image analysis software. This new field involves tools such as live-cell imaging, biosensors, computational image analysis, and mathematical models.  

Also in Niagara Falls on September 15 will be Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Aging. This new conference will bring together early-career and established investigators in the areas of aging and neurobiology with interests in cellular and molecular biology to connect, network, and collaborate on the newest research. The conference is partly based upon the 2023 special issue of Journals of Gerontology Biological Sciences, which has since sparked a significant amount of interest in this topic. 

Finally, Hippo Pathway in Biology and Diseases will take place on November 10 in Melbourne, Florida. Research of hippo pathways and signaling is an emerging and rapidly growing field. This inaugural conference will focus on the fundamental biology of the hippo pathway and therapeutic development for related cancer drugs, with yet-to-be published data being shared throughout. 

FASEB SRCs highlight a mix of scientific lectures and poster sessions and provide unique opportunities for researchers in every stage of their career to learn and network with their peers. All conferences contain keynote speakers, a variety of lecturers, poster and abstract presentations, and short talks, providing much information for scientists to take back to their institutions and labs to enhance their own research and continue to fuel scientific progress. Conferences also feature workshops and discussions for early-career researchers to hone their scientific skills and develop their careers in academia and industry.

To learn more about these and other Science Research Conferences, visit FASEB.org/SRC