Metabolism in Health and Disease Conference, Mexico, 2019

Date: 24-May-19 to 27-May-19
Location: Fiesta Americana / Mexico
Category: Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Conferences & Trade Fairs

The new millennium has seen a resurgence in our appreciation of metabolism as a central discipline in our understanding of human health and disease. Although the pathways necessary for ATP production and synthesis of macromolecules (nucleic acids, lipids, and amino acids) were elucidated decades ago, their role in determining cell fate or function has been uncovered only recently. The discovery that oncogenes and tumour suppressors reprogram nutrient uptake and metabolism in malignant cells has re-energized the field of cancer metabolism and more broadly stimulated a second “golden age” of disease-oriented research in biochemistry. Recent work has also shown that metabolites themselves influence signal transduction and gene expression, indicating a surprising degree of crosstalk between metabolism and other regulatory networks in cells and tissues. Metabolites are also important in communication between cells both within a tissue and systemically throughout the body. At this conference we will discuss the role of metabolism in controlling cell fate and function in multiple contexts including cancer, tissue regeneration, immune responses and aging.

Exhibitors

Janelle Ayres (Salk Insitute), Kivanc Birsoy (Rockefeller University), Edward Chouchani (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Heather Christofk (University of California, Los Angeles), Maralice Conacci-Sorrell (UT Southwestern Medical Center), Andy Dillin (UC Berkeley), Gerard Evan (University of Cambridge), Mark Febbraio (Garvan Institute), Douglas Green (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), Marcia Haigis (Harvard Medical School), Russell Jones (McGill University), Brendan Manning (Harvard T.H. Chan), Christian Metallo (UC San Diego), Thales Papagiannakopoulos (NYU School of Medicine), Erika Pearce (Max Planck Institute), Jared Rutter (University of Utah), David Sabatini (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research), Gerald Shadel (Salk Insititute), Celeste Simon (University of Pennsylvania), Poul Sorensen (The University of British Colombia), Matthew Vander Heiden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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