Conference Summary

Launched in 1983, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) is dedicated to exploring the forefront of protein phosphorylation from molecular mechanisms to therapeutic approaches.

This conference is an interdisciplinary gathering that brings together scientists with diverse expertise from academic and industry backgrounds to advance understanding of the biochemical mechanisms and fundamental principles of phosphorylation events. It has been, and continues to be, a primary venue for the announcement of breakthroughs in the field, and has a long-standing goal to enhance and disseminate knowledge that will lead to improved therapies to target aberrant kinase activity and protein phosphorylation in human disease.

The major themes of this conference are: 1) an in-depth analysis of kinase signaling in the context of neurobiology, cardiac function, cancer, metabolism, and growth control; 2) an exciting view of active developments in methodologies and systems view of kinases and phosphorylation; 3) clinical exploitation with a strong focus on the protein kinases and impact of phosphorylation.

Conference sessions will present the latest research findings and foster engaging discussion on:

  • Structural analysis of signaling
  • Spatio-temporal and systems analysis of kinase signaling
  • Chemical biology and molecular tools
  • Targeting oncogenic kinases
  • Metabolism and growth control by protein phosphorylation
  • Oncogenic signaling and crosstalk
  • Kinase signaling in cardiac and neuronal systems
  • Unusual kinases

In addition to a keynote lecture from Benjamin Neel, MD, PhD (Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health), this conference will feature eight oral sessions, two poster sessions, a "one-on-one" science Rx session where trainees can raise issues they are encountering in their projects and receive feedback from the speakers, and two workshops: one focused on career choices, including academic careers and alternative career paths, and the other focused on a topic selected from trainee attendees (possible topics include scientific collaboration, increasing diversity, work/life balance).

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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13CA239580-01 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Conference Location

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, California 92270 USA

Conference Organizers

Jin Zhang, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology and Member, Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA

Anne-Claude Gingras, PhD
Senior Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System, and Professor, Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Keynote Speaker

Benjamin Neel, MD, PhD
Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health