The Protein Phosphatases Conference
Jointly hosted by FASEB and the Japanese Association for Protein Phosphatase Research (JAPPR)
December 11-15, 2022
Palm Springs, CA
December 11-15, 2022
This joint conference features the most current work on the structure, regulation, and function of protein phosphatases, paying particular attention to their roles in human disease and their validation as drug targets. It highlights major achievements, and new approaches, to generate conduits to integrate and complement phosphatase knowledge with other ﬁelds of research and to fuel the interest of industrial and academic groups in drugging phosphatases.
A primary goal of the meeting is to refresh and renew the ﬁeld through the engagement and development of new and young scientists—especially junior faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, women, and minorities—and facilitate ties and collaboration between the FASEB and JAPPR phosphatase research communities.
The conference brings together established scientists in the phosphatase ﬁeld, established scientists from other ﬁelds, and trainees and new investigators who are interested in learning more about phosphatases. The range of expertise varies widely from basic science to translational and clinical studies, including but not limited to biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, human pathology, medicinal chemistry, neuroscience, and immunology.
Due to the re-emergence of phosphatases as druggable targets, an increasing number of phosphatase-focused small businesses and programs in medium and large pharma have been established. Thus, in addition to academic scientists, signiﬁcant participation of scientists from industry is expected and desired.
Have questions about the conference? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will highlight the latest research and foster discussion on the following topics:
- Phosphatases in cancer
- Biochemistry of phosphatases
- Phosphatases in cell signaling networks
- Phosphatases in heart/lung/GI pathophysiology
- Phosphatases in neurobiology and neuropathology
- Phosphatases in immunity
- Therapeutic targeting of phosphatases
View the current agenda.
Nunzio Bottini, MD, PhD
Ryuichi Sakai, MD, PhD
Rosalie Sears, PhD
Koji Okamoto, MD, PhD
Posters must be no larger than 7 ft wide by 3 ft tall (or 213 cm wide by 91 cm tall).
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Special Request- At the requests of the organizers, please kindly minimize the chances to bring cosmetic chemicals such as pod-type detergents, colognes, perfumes, Al-based deodorants, and hairspray to the meeting.
The registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below:
Online or by phone at 1-888-444-OMNI (Mention “2022 FASEB Protein Phosphatases Group” for the discounted rate).
If you would like to share a room with an attendee that you already know, you may contact the hotel directly and they will help set up the accommodations.
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.
Travel Award Grants
Meeting scholarships are available through generous support from the National Institutes of Health and several companies. The Jordan’s Guardian Angels Foundation is generously supporting three additional meeting scholarships for attendees whose abstracts that are focused on PP2A. Eligibility is restricted to undergraduate, MS or PhD students, or postdocs who have less than five years total postdoc training at the time of submitting an application. You must also be presenting a talk and/or poster at the meeting to be eligible. Awards will be used to reimburse attendee registration.
How to Apply
Submit the following information:
- Your abstract (title, authors, institution, body of abstract)
- A letter of intent with the following four sections and signed by the applicant:
Section 1: Copy and paste: “I am applying for the FASEB-JAPPR SRC Protein Phosphatase Conference award. This application is approved by my mentor (include the mentor’s name, title, and mentor’s contact information with email address). I also attest that I will be attending the entire conference. If my circumstances change, and I cannot attend the event, I will immediately notify the chairs of the meeting, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org."
Section 2: (no more than 100 words): Career goal statement
Section 3: (no more than 150 words): Please indicate in this section:
- If you work to support your undergraduate or MS education and, if you do, where do you work and how many hours per week you work
- Whether you are a licensed practitioner in the United States or Japan or other countries
- Whether you self-identify as a person belonging to an underrepresented group in the scientific workforce as listed here and, if you do, indicate which categories you identify with and how they apply to you
- Any other information to support the prioritization of your abstract for selection
Section 4: Publication list (if any)
Where to Send Applications
Complete applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
Applications should be received on or before November 4 to allow for timely review of applications. Awardees will receive a registration reimbursement of $1,089 (USD). Awardees will have to cover their own travel and lodging costs.
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13CA271707-01 from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 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.