The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is kindly inviting you to participate in the a Symposium on Frontiers in Metabolism – From Molecular Physiology to Systems Medicine, held 17 – 20 November, 2014 in Heidelberg, Germany.
Theme of the Symposium
Conversion and processing of small molecules by cellular metabolic networks provides the cell with the necessary nutrients, biomass precursors and energy resources. Metabolism has therefore traditionally been seen as a downstream effector layer in the regulatory architecture of the cell. Recent work, however, revealed that metabolism commands cellular and organismal physiology and is closely intertwined with multiple signalling pathways.
Studies on the mechanisms of metabolic sensing, characterisation of the system-level impact of metabolism on regulatory networks and discovery of new metabolic coordination mechanisms have provided unforeseen insights into the crosstalk between metabolism and cellular homeostasis, which show a remarkable evolutionary conservation.
This very active field of investigation is interdisciplinary in nature and requires a variety of approaches, from investigations at the molecular and cellular levels to system-wide genetic and integrative approaches in multiple species. This symposium will therefore bring together leading researchers from a variety of disciplines and disease areas to stimulate cross-fertilising discussions and exchanges.
The purpose of this symposium is to offer an integrated view of metabolism and highlight the emerging concept that metabolism exerts an important homeostatic role on multiple pathways involved in human disease, including tumour cell growth, inflammation, neuronal functions and epigenetic reprogramming.
- Topic 1 — Mitochondria and metabolism
- Topic 2 — Large-scale analysis of metabolism across species
- Topic 3 — Metabolic sensors and effectors
- Topic 4 — Stress pathways and metabolic homeostasis
- Topic 5 — Stem cells, cancer and metabolism
- Topic 6 — Metabolism and aging
EMBO Travel Grants and EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme Registration Fee Waivers are available for participants of the EMBO I EMBL Symposia Series.
EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP) Registration Fee Waiver
- All participants are eligible
- The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed
- Please note that you must pay your registration fee by the payment deadline
- The EMBL Course & Conference Office will request your bank details and will reimburse the registration fees after the event
EMBO Travel Grant
- Up to 500 € for participants arriving from the eligible countries listed below
- Travel Grants can only be reimbursed after the event, and once the original receipts have been submitted
- Please note that these grants are designed to cover travel (Apex /Economy) to attend the meeting. Visa costs, accommodation and subsistence will not be covered.