Conference Summary

Join us for a virtual conference that will convene the world's leading scientists and promising young investigators and trainees in a collegial and supportive environment to address critical problems in nutrient sensing and metabolic signaling.

Launched in 1994, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) has evolved from its original focus on nutrient control of gene expression to one that embraces such emergent topics as nutrient sensing and signaling.

This interdisciplinary conference convenes scientists with diverse expertise to advance understanding of the biochemical mechanisms and fundamental principles of nutrients as signaling molecules and as regulators of metabolism. Established investigators from academia and industry and trainees – including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows – are well represented. The virtual conference continues the original goal of understanding the role of nutrients as signaling molecules in metabolic control.

What to Expect

Presentations and Q&A Sessions
Watch presentations from the convenience of your home or office and ask speakers questions live during the virtual conference. You will be able to view the conference schedule on the program page for a full list of speakers and sessions.

Meet your colleagues and senior investigators in the virtual Networking Lounge.

Meet the Speakers
Attend break-out sessions where junior researchers can meet with senior investigators in a small group environment.

Poster Sessions
Browse pre-recorded poster presentations online with an opportunity for Q&A.

On-Demand Access
Access presenter-permitted sessions on demand following the conference for a limited time. Watch them at your convenience.

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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DK 126105 -01 from NIDDK. 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.

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions: July 27, 2020
Registration Closes:  August 7, 2020 11:59 PM (PST)


Scot Kimball, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA

Teresa Ann Davis, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Keynote Lecture

Laurie J. Goodyear, PhD
Harvard Medical School and Joslin Diabetes Center

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