From lipidomics to disease and green energy

This workshop is a succession of a series successful workshops, which is intended to provide an international venue to train young lipid researchers and bring them together with frontier lipid scientists from all over the world.

We are pleased to present lectures will cover the following topics:

Lipids in inflammation: Lipids in cell-cell recognition, immune reactions during infections and autoimmune disease, and immunotherapy
Lipids host-pathogen interactions: Pathogens to exploit the complexity of the host cell lipidome to allow their survival and replication
Lipid droplets: Neutral lipids are stored in lipid droplets. Storage is, however, not the only cellular function and lipid droplets are dynamically engaged in various cellular functions
Lipid disorders: Aberrant lipid and cholesterol storage in lysosomes results in onset of disease at very early ages: pathogenesis and therapy
Lipidomics: Recent advances in lipidomics offer to delineate lipidomes in detail. It promises to contribute to basic research, nutritional research and promote the discovery of new disease biomarkers, disease related mechanisms of actions and drug targets.
Lipid-based biofuels are increasingly considered as a renewable, clean-burning energy source to reduce the dependency on classical fossil-based fuel and to improve our environment

+ show speakers and program
1. Lipids in inflammation
Prof. Gennaro de Libero
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN)
Prof. Charles Serhan
Director of the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury
Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Simon Gelman Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Prof. Karl Hostetler
Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine
Director, San Diego VA Medical Center Endocrinology Clinic
La Jolla, CA, USA

2. Lipids in host-pathogen interactions
Prof. Sergio Grinstein
Program in Cell Biology
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prof. David Russell
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University
Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Prof. Kirsten Sandvig
Department of Biochemistry
Institute for Cancer Research
The Norwegian Radium Hospital
Oslo, Norway.

3. Lipid droplets
Dr. Isabelle Dugail
Centre de Recherches des Cordeliers
Paris, France
Prof. Bernd Helms
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Institute of Biomembranes
Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dr. John McLauchlan
Medical Research Council
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

4. Lipid disorders
Prof. Konrad Sandhoff
Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES)
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Prof. Frances M. Platt
Department of Pharmacology
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Dr. Thijn Brummelkamp
Dept. of Biochemistry
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

5. Lipidomics
Prof. Edward A. Dennis
University of California at San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
School of Medicine and Revelle College
La Jolla, USA
Dr. Gerhard Liebisch
Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine,
University of Regensburg,
Regensburg, Germany.
Prof. Markus Wenk
Department of Biochemistry
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Centre for Life Sciences

6. Lipid-based biofuels
Prof. Christoph Benning
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Michigan State University,
East Lansing, USA
Prof. John Harwood
Cardiff School of Biosciences
Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Dr. Peter J Eastmond
School of Life Sciences
The University of Warwick
Warwick, United Kingdom

23 Aug - 29 Aug 2012
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