Nuclear Receptors and Diseases

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Nuclear Receptors and 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 November 4, and will conclude after the lunch on Friday November 8, 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.

Many nuclear receptors are key metabolic regulators. While such functions for glucocorticoids and thyroid hormone have been known for decades, those of the receptors for fatty acids, bile acids, and xenobiotics, for example, are still emerging. This conference will focus on these exciting new metabolic functions in very different contexts, including maintenance of normal homeostatic balance, and actions in diseases ranging from diabetes and the metabolic syndrome to cancer.

Major Topics:
1. Structure and Function
2. Liver Nutrient Metabolism
3. Energy Balance
4. Metabolic Syndrome-Part1
5. Metabolic Syndrome-Part2
6. Liver and Bile acids
7. Inflammation
8. Cancer

+ show speakers and program
Keynote Speakers:
Bert O'Malley, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Invited Speakers:
Sung Hee Baek, Seoul National University, KOREA
Abstract title: TBA

Aja Chawla, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Abstract title: Innate Inflammation and Metabolism

Hueng-Sik Choi, Chonnam National University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: ERR gamma and liver metabolism

Vincent Giguere, McGill University, CANADA
Abstract title: The ERRs, control of energy metabolism and cancer

Christopher Glass, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Wendong Huang, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, USA
Abstract title: Bile acid receptor and liver cancer

Satoshi Inoue, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Abstract title: SXR, vitamin K and bone metabolism

Juro Sakai, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Abstract title: TBA

Mitchell Lazar, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Mi-Ock Lee, Seoul National University, KOREA
Abstract title: RORa: a potential metabolic regulator of fatty liver diseases

Xiaoying Li, Shanghai Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, CHINA
Abstract title: FXR AND FATTY LIVER

Susanne Mandrup, University of Southern Denmark, DENMARK
Abstract title: Nuclear receptors and transcriptional networks regulating adipogenesis

David Mangelsdorf, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA
Abstract title: TBA

David Moore, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: TBA

Antonio Moschetta, Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, ITALY
Abstract title: A nuclear receptor team against intestinal tumorigenesis

Kristina Schoonjans, École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Abstract title: Control of liver metabolism by nuclear receptors

Ming-Jer Tsai, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Roles of COUP-TFII in prostate cancer progression and metastasis

Nanping Wang, Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, CHINA
Abstract title: Regulation of nuclear recptors by shear stress

Mitsuhiro Watanabe, Keio University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Bile acid signaling pathway for the control of metabolic disease

Eric Xu, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, China
Abstract title: Structural basis of transcriptional repression by nuclear receptors

Jianming Xu, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: The NCOA6 Coregulator in Uterine Estrogen Sensitivity, Embryo Implantation and Cancer

Xiao-kun Zhang, Xiamen University, CHINA
Abstract title: TBA

4 Nov - 8 Nov 2013
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