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Translation Machinery in Health & Disease
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

Translation is the central cellular process of converting nucleic acid coded information into proteins. It is tightly controlled to provide cells with a rapid, robust and highly specific means to respond to changes in its microenvironment. Elements of the translation machinery, including tRNAs, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, translation factors and ribosomal proteins have been recently discovered to have regulatory functions with significant biological impact on the development, adaptation and maintenance of both simple and complex organisms. These new roles and connections between translation and other cellular processes establish a new field with broad physiological and pathological relevance. The immediate goal of this conference is to connect scientists in academia, clinical medicine, and the biopharmaceutical industry to share their knowledge, to discuss their distinct but overlapping interests, and to spark synergistic collaboration. Ultimately, this conference will deepen our understanding of the protein translation network and its connection to health and disease, opening doors to developing novel treatments and therapies.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Translation Machinery in Health & Disease" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 Translation Machinery in Health & Disease
Decoding Translation for Homeostasis
Mar 19-24 Hotel Galvez Sunghoon Kim
2015 Translation Machinery in Health & Disease
Protein Synthesis and Beyond
Feb 22-27 Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express Xiang-Lei Yang
Jonathan Yewdell
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