The Protein Lipidation Conference: Enzymology, Signaling, and Therapeutics

July 31–Aug. 5, 2022
Saxtons River, VT




July 31-August 5, 2022

Launched in 1991 as an American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Satellite Symposium, this conference was established as a FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) in 1995 and continues to evolve to meet the interests of researchers and to serve as a focal point for emerging areas of protein lipidation and cell biology.

Lipid modifications regulate the function of the target proteins through which they play essential roles in cell functions and in numerous human diseases including cancer, inflammation, infectious disease, and age-related disorders.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: June 20, 2022 -- Extended until June 27, 2022 11:59 pm ET
Early Registration Deadline: June 30, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: July 10, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: July 27, 2022


The conference brings together principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who work in the field of protein lipidation and its impact on cell biological processes, as well as those who are interested in a future career in the field.

From protein biochemists to clinician and biotech scientists, the program also draws clinical investigators and scientists in biopharma who are interested in the diseases affected by lipidated proteins.

The conference is organized around broad themes, which include structural biology and biochemistry of protein lipidation, novel method and chemical tools for studying protein lipidation, lipid modification in physiology, signaling and diseases, and drug discovery targeting protein lipid modifications.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • Structure biology of protein lipidation
  • Enzymology of lipidation
  • Chemical tools for studying protein lipidation
  • Protein lipidation and cell function
  • Lipid modification in physiology, signaling, and disease
  • Membrane structure and biophysics
  • Drug discovery in lipid modification
The conference covers eight sessions, including Research Snapshots featuring trainees, two poster sessions, and The Richard Gibbs Lecture, a special session established to pay tribute to Dr. Gibbs’ contribution to protein lipidation research. For trainees and junior faculty, the program features a roundtable discussion session to meet with experts and mentors for career and scientific advice.

View the preliminary agenda.

Keynote Lecture

Maurine Linder, PhD, Cornell University will present the keynote lecture, “Fatty Acyl Tales of G Proteins and PATs.”



James Hougland, PhD

Associate Professor, Syracuse University, NY


Mei Wang MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore


Paul Jenkins, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Poster Information

Poster setup can be done on arrival day (Sunday) and removed by the end of the conference (Thursday) evening.  The poster board is 6 ft wide by 4 ft high.  Your poster should not exceed this size. Push pins will be provided for poster presenters.

Travel and Lodging

Vermont Academy - 10 Long Walk, Saxtons River, VT 05154

Conferences meeting at the Vermont Academy are unique and have dormitory housing included in the registration rate. Attendees can choose from single or double occupancy rooms during the registration process.

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 for LEB and here for BDL. The average cost of a taxi from this airport to the conference location is approximately $80-$130 for LEB and RUT and $120-$200 for BDL.

For attendees using Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), there is a bus option available. Bus tickets cost $50 each way and arrangements may be made when registering. If you have already registered and want to purchase a bus ticket, you may modify your registration using your confirmation email. Pickup from the airport to Vermont Academy is on 7/31/22 at 2 pm. The return trip to the airport is on 8/5/22 at 9 am. 


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13CA261084-01A1 from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.