EMBO/EMBL Symposium: Frontiers in Metabolism - From Molecular Physiology to Systems Medicine

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  • 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

    Keynote Speaker


    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.


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