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Symposium on Metabolism

  • The Diabetes Center - Uni Geneva.
  •  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Diabetes Center (Faculty of Medicine of University of Geneva)
and G2L2 organize the “2018 Symposium on Metabolism”

Registration is required and free of charge: To register, please send an email to Luli.Billecchi@unige.ch by October 1, 2018

Organizing Committee: Roberto Coppari, Valerie Schwitzgebel, Ildiko Szanto, Franco Negro, Pedro Herrera, Charna Dibner

Symposium Program

Wednesday, October 17th
14:00 - 14:30 Registration and welcoming coffee
14:30 - 14:40 Opening remarks Prof. Nicolas Demaurex, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
14:40 - 18:15 Session 1: Circadian clocks in Metabolism and Diabetes
14:40 - 16:10 Chair: Roberto Coppari
14:40 - 15:25 Paolo Sassone-Corsi, University of California Irvine, USA - Epigenetics of Circadian Metabolism
15:25 - 16:10 Ueli Schibler, University of Geneva, Switzerland - Daily oscillations in the liver
16:10 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:15 Chair: Ueli Schibler
16:30 – 17:15 Joseph Bass, Northwestern University, USA - Molecular Clocks in Information Integration
17:15 - 17:45 Charna Dibner, University of Geneva, Switzerland - Time zones of pancreatic islet metabolism
17:45 - 18:15 Frederic Gachon, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland - Regulation of mammalian physiology by circadian and feeding rhythms
17:45 - 19:45 Posters session 1 and beers
20:00 Speakers Dinner

Thursday, October 18th
  8:30 -   9:00 Welcoming coffee
  9:00 - 12:00 Session 2: Islet Cells and Diabetes Chair: Pedro Herrera and Lluis Fajas
  9:00 -   9:30 Markus Stoffel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland - Gene networks in pancreatic beta-cells during metabolic stress
  9:30 - 10:00 Roland Stein, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA - Examining how the human S64F MAFA transcription factor mutation can cause either diabetes or insulinomatosis
10:00 - 10:30 Bernd Bodenmiller, University of Zurich, Switzerland - Highly multiplexed analysis of tissue ecosystems using imaging mass cytometry
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 Didier Stainier, Max Planck Institute Bad Nauheim, Germany - Small molecule screens for glucose homeostasis
11:30 - 11:45 Selected abstracts (students and post-docs)
11:45 - 12:00 Selected abstracts (students and post-docs)
12:00 - 13:45 Poster Session 2 and lunch
13:45 - 16:00 Session 3: Liver physiology and pathophysiology Chairs: Franco Negro and Michelangelo Foti
13:45 - 14:15 Gianluca Svegliati-Baroni, University of Ancona, Italy - The gut-liver axis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
14:15-  14:45 Herbert Tilg, Innsbruck, Austria - The gut-liver axis and insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes
14:45 - 15:15 Gilles Mithieux, INSERM, Lyon, France - The gut-brain axis and glucose homeostasis
15:15 - 15:30 Elena Bellafante - Senior Editor - Nature Metabolism
15:30 - 15:45 Selected abstracts (students and post-docs)
15:45 - 16:00 Selected abstracts (students and post-docs)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:30 Session 4: Selected aspects of metabolism and diabetes Chairs: Valerie Schwitzgebel and Ildiko Szanto
16:30 - 17:00 Ellen Van Obberghen, Nice, France - The extracellular matrix landscape in health and disease
17:00 - 17:30 Matthias Bluher, Leipzig, Germany - Is there an etiology-based obesity treatment?
17:30 - 18:00 Serge Bottari, University of Grenoble, France - Insulin- regulated aminopeptidase a novel direct biomarker of insulin-sensitivity
18:00 - 18:15 Prizes for best short presentation/poster (presented by Ildiko Szanto and Valerie Schwitzgebel)
18:15 - 19:00 Closing lecture Ronald Kahn, Boston, MA, USA
19:00 - 19:05 Closing remarks Prof. Valerie Schwitzgebel & Prof. Roberto Coppari

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