Group Members Attend FASEB Conference on Protein Lipid Modification

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 8:00pm

Distefano group members Mina Ahmadi, Shelby Auger, Taysir Bader and Kiall Suazo attended the 2019 FASEB  conference on protein lipid modification.  This biannual international conference, similar to a Gordon Research Conference, was attended by 86 scientists, physicians, students and fellows from the US and 8 other countries including Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Singapore, and Switzerland.  This conference allowed an international group of scientists working on protein lipid modification to meet and discuss research in the field for an entire week on the campus of a small college in upstate New York without the distractions associated with a larger urban setting.  The scientific presentations reported new discoveries related to the biology of protein lipid modification and how that biology is relevant to a variety of diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and fungal infections.  Recent results from efforts in drug discovery by academic and industrial scientists who attended the meeting were also presented highlighting the importance of this conference for translational research.  Discussion among the attendees resulted in the establishment of new collaborations.  Mina, Taysir, Shelby and Kiall all presented posters and Taysir won an award for best poster.

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