Project: Research project


This application requests partial support for the 1994 FASEB Summer
Research Conference on Retinoids. This conference will be the seventh in
a highly successful series of research meetings sponsored by FASEB that
covers a broad range of current research on the chemistry, biology and
health applications of retinoids (natural and synthetic analogs of
vitamin-A). In the past, this conference (held in Saxton's River, VT) has
been fully subscribed and well-qualified applicants have been turned away.
In 1994, the Retinoids Conference will be held from June 12-17 at FASEB's
Copper Mountain site. This site will permit a somewhat larger attendance,
including more researchers new to the field and highly qualified
postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The 1994 scientific program will include a plenary lecture (Sunday
evening) and platform sessions on the physiology and metabolism of
retinoids (Monday morning); structure-function relationships among the
retinoid-binding proteins (Monday evening); nuclear receptors for
retinoids (Tuesday morning and evening); the regulation of cell
differentiation and gene expression by retinoids (Wednesday morning);
retinoids and tumor biology (Wednesday evening short session); retinoids
in neural and ocular development and function (Thursday evening); and
retinoids in the treatment and prevention of cancer and skin disease
(Friday morning). A portion of Wednesday evening following the platform
session will be used for four concurrent workshops to encourage
participants with specific research interests to focus on methodology and
new developments. Two poster sessions (Sunday-Tuesday and Tuesday-
Thursday) will be scheduled. From these, twelve posters will be, selected
by the chairman's Program Committee for presentation at a poster-
discussion session Thursday morning. The 1994 Retinoids Conference is organized by the chairperson in
consultation with the vice-chairman (chair-elect for 1996) and a Program
Committee. The conference is designed to bring together basic and clinical
scientists working in the full spectrum of retinoid research in a forum
that allows for formal and informal presentation of new data and open
discussion of concepts and results in platform, poster and workshop
Effective start/end date5/19/945/18/95


  • National Institutes of Health: $13,000.00


Gene Expression Regulation
Skin Neoplasms
Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Receptors
Skin Diseases
Carrier Proteins
Research Personnel