For five days in June, scientists from across the United States and the world will present the latest research on how cells work at the molecular level, and how scientists are using this new knowledge to create diagnostic profiles for diseases, intervene in disease processes, and develop new therapies and therapeutic approaches. The meeting theme, the "Molecular Exploration of the Cell," integrates some of the major research approaches in this rapidly expanding arena, including cellular biochemistry, molecular recognition, chemical biology, and bioinformatics.
ASBMB President Bettie Sue Masters says the 2004 meeting represents a rare opportunity for scientists from throughout the world to provide this kind of in-depth focus. ASBMB has met intermittently with FASEB since 1923, and since 2001 has joined other societies to meet in the multidisciplinary Experimental Biology meetings, sharing information across specialties. The society will do so again next year and through 2008, says Dr. Masters, but "this year, many members wanted an opportunity to meet with foreign colleagues in our disciplines, through a joint meeting with IUBMB, to explore new areas, including molecular and cellular proteomics, as well as to gain state-of-the-art information in the many areas to which our members contribute."
The June program is organized by John D. Scott, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health Science University, Portland; Alexandra C. Newton, University of California at San Diego; and Julio Celis, Danish Cancer Society, and members of the program planning committee.
Contact: Sarah Goodwin
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology