Metabolism, Obesity and Obesity-associated Diseases

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Metabolism, Obesity and Obesity-associated Diseases, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday May 20, and will conclude after the lunch on Friday May 24, 2013.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
A) Adipocytes, lipid droplets and lipolysis
B) Metabolism and neurological disorders
C) lipotoxicity
D) Cholesterol, heart and atherosclerosis
E) Energy homeostasis
F) Insulin signaling and insulin resistance
G) Obesity and inflammation
H) Cancer metabolism
I) Intracellular stress in obesity
+ show speakers and program
Keynote Speakers:
Robert V. Farese, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Abstract title: Mechanisms of fat synthesis and storage

Takashi Kadowaki, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Abstract title:The role of adiponectin and adiponection receptor in obesity-associated diseases

Invited Speakers:
Morris Birnbaum, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract title:TBA

Barbara Cannon, Stockholm University, SWEDEN
Abstract title:The development and characteristics of brown and brite adipose tissues

T.Y. Chang, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Cellular Cholesterol Esterification and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Russell DeBose-Boyd, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Abstract title: Regulation of HMG CoA Reductase by the ER-Associated Degradation Pathway.

Gen-Sheng Feng, UCSD School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Regulation of leptin signaling and adipogenesis by Shp2

Ira Goldberg, Columbia University, USA
Abstract title:TBA

David James, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:Mapping the Insulin Phosphoproteome reveals the breadth of the hormone's influence on cell function and new features of the signalling network

Jae Bum Kim, Seoul National University, KOREA
Abstract title:Adipocyte Dysregulation and Insulin Resistance

Peng Li, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:Control of Lipid droplet growth by CIDE proteins

Jiandie Lin, University of Michigan, USA
Abstract title:Glycolytic muscle: developmental regulation and a reassessment of its role in insulin resistance

Frederick Maxfield, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
Abstract title:The Lysosomal Synapse: A novel mechanism for lipid uptake by macrophages in atherosclerotic lesions

Jan Nedergaard, Stockholm University SWEDEN
Abstract title:The metabolic and thermogenic significance of brown and brite adipose tissues

Darrell Neufer, East Carolina University, USA
Abstract title:Regulation of Insulin Sensitivity via Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Redox Systems

Jeffrey Pessin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Regulation of de novo lipogenesis through the control of nuclear SREBP-1c protein stability.

Karen Reue, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title:TBA

Kei Sakamoto, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, SWITZERLAND
Abstract title:Emerging role of LKB1-dependent kinases in the control of metabolic processes

M. Celeste Simon, HHMI/University of Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract title:Hypoxia, Metabolism and Tumor Progression

Stephen Simpson, The University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:Macronutrient balance, ageing and obesity: a unifying perspective

Bao-Liang Song, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:TBA

Cheryl Wellington, University of British Columbia, CANADA
Abstract title:TBA

(Hongyuan) Rob Yang, University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:The role of seipin in lipid droplet formation and adipocyte development

Shimin Zhao, Fudan University, CHINA
Abstract title:Acetylation coordinates intermediary metabolism

20 May - 24 May 2013
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