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CSH Asia Symposium: Metabolism, Obesity and Obesity-associated Diseases

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Metabolism, Obesity and Obesity-associated Diseases

Metabolism, Obesity and Obesity-associated Diseases
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
May 20-24, 2013
Organized by:
Morris J. Birnbaum, University of Pennsylvania, USA
David James, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Karen Reue, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Bao-Liang Song, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, China
Cold Spring Harbor Asia (CSHA) is the Asia-Pacific subsidiary of New York based Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Inaugurated in 2010, CSHA is dedicated to promote international scientific exchange in the Asia-Pacific Rim by offering scientific conferences and advanced training courses with highest quality. CSHA is pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia-Metabolism, Obesity and Obesity-associated Diseases, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center (CSHA鈥檚 exclusive venue) 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. As a tradition of CSHL, ample social events throughout the conference will be provided in order to facilitating the cross-pollination of scientific ideas.
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

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: The Regulation of Hepatic Metabolism by Insulin
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: Sterol-Regulated Ubiquitination and Degradation of HMG CoA Reductase
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:Lipid Storage and Toxicity in the Mouse Heart
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:Regualtion of Lipid droplet fusion and obesity development 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:Lipin proteins and protection against tissue lipotoxicity
Kei Sakamoto, Nestl茅 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:Mechanism of dietary cholesterol absorption by NPC1L1
Cheryl Wellington, University of British Columbia, CANADA
Abstract title:From Concussion to Dementia: Key roles for apolipoproteins
(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
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