The Protein Kinases and Phosphorylation Conference: Mechanisms to Therapeutics

June 19–23, 2022
Nova Scotia, Canada

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June 19-23, 2022

Launched in 1983, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) has a strong tradition of scientific excellence, providing a premier venue for the communication of the latest unpublished research findings. This year’s SRC aims to highlight recent, cutting-edge findings in the field of protein phosphorylation, to bring together structural biology, biochemistry, systems biology, chemical biology, protein engineering, and medicine.

Protein kinases are frequently deregulated in human diseases, and they have been the focus of intense recent interest by the pharmaceutical industry. Most new drugs approved by the FDA in the last several years target kinases, and there are hundreds of new kinase inhibitors under development. This strong clinical connection provides an exciting link with translational science.

The conference advances the field by obtaining a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate important biological processes and facilitates the identification of critical targets for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure of human diseases.

The program is designed to promote cross-fertilization among normally separate disciplines to stimulate new lines of research, as well as enhance communication, collaboration, and career advancement for a diverse group of scientists across different disciplines. It encourages and supports speakers and presenters who are both diverse and representative of the field, including prominent women and minority scientists as well as promising young investigators.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: May 19, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: May 19, 2022
Housing Deadline: May 27, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: May 29, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: June 15, 2022


The conference's main themes are: 1) Structure/function and spatial/temporal aspects of protein kinases in cell biology; 2) Roles of protein kinases and protein phosphatases in cellular physiology and human pathophysiology; 3) Novel technologies and therapeutic approaches targeting protein kinases in the clinic.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • Structure Function Relationships of Signaling Kinases
  • Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Protein Kinase Signaling
  • Protein Phosphatases in Health and Disease
  • Protein Kinases in Oncogene and Tumor Suppressor Networks
  • The mTOR Pathway in Cellular Growth Control
  • New Frontiers in Protein Kinase Signaling
  • Targeting Kinase Signaling Networks
  • Mining the Kinome, the Proteome to Infinity and Beyond

The conference covers eight sessions, with 17 shorts talks selected from abstracts, and “lightning talks” selected from trainee-submitted abstracts.The conference includes “Meet-the-Expert” sessions to encourage speakers to interact informally with young investigators and trainees, and a Career Development Workshop to discuss career choices, including academic careers and alternative career paths.

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Keynote Lecture

There will be two keynotes, Morrie Birnbaum, MD, PhD, Pfizer Inc. and John Blenis, PhD, Weill Cornell.



Alex Toker, PhD

Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Anton Bennett, PhD

Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Registration Fees

Early registration is available until May 19, 2022
Students: $1119 
Invited Speakers: $1269 

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Regular registration fees start on May 20, 2022
Students: $1269 
Invited Speakers: $1269 

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Travel and Lodging

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) (56 miles / 88.6 km from hotel)

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre - 36 Treasure Drive Western Shore, Nova Scotia B0J 3M0, Canada

Single/double $140 CAD/night (exclusive of taxes/fees). The cutoff date is May 27, 2022. The conference registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below: 
Online or by phone at 1(800) 565-5075 - Choose “GROUP ID 2784” for the discounted rate either online or on the phone. 

Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here.

To request a rideshare with other participants click here. Please note that participation is completely voluntary and the responsibility of the individual. FASEB will not be matching or assigning rides. FASEB is not responsible for any liability or financial obligation that may arise from voluntary matching made using rideshare options.

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