Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 15 - 18 Mar 2020 Register Now
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Day 1 - Sunday 15 March 2020
TimeSpeaker
11:30 - 13:15
Registration and light lunch
13:15 - 13:30 Opening remarks
13:30 - 14:30

Keynote Speaker: 
Jens Brüning - Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Germany

14:30 - 17:30

Session 1: Brain-body crosstalk
Chair: TBC

14:30 - 15:00

The gut-brain axis and reward
Ivan de Araujo - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,  USA

15:00 - 15:30

NeuroImmune crosstalk in Obesity
Ana Domingos - University of Oxford, UK

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break and Meet the Speakers

16:00 - 16:30

Motivational control of urination in the mouse
Lisa Stowers - Scripps Research, USA

16:30 - 17:00

Irene Miguel-Aliaga - Imperial College London, UK

17:00 - 17:15

Selected short talk

17:15 - 17:30

Selected short talk

17:30 - 19:00 Speed Networking
19:00 - 21:00

Dinner in the EMBL Canteen

21:00 - 23:00 Welcome reception in the ATC Rooftop Lounge
Day 2 - Monday 16 March 2020
TimeSpeaker
09:00 - 12:00

Session 2 - The gut and its microbes
Chair: TBC

08:00 - 09:30

Matthias H. Tschöp - Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany 

09:30 - 10:00

Neuronal regulation of immune responses
Henrique  Veiga-Fernandes - Champalimaud Research,  Portugal

10:00 - 10:30

Janelle Ayres - Salk Institute, USA

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break and Meet the Speakers

11:00 - 11:30

Gilles  Mithieux - SFR Sante INSERM, Lyon,  France

11:30 - 11:45

Selected short talk

11:45 - 12:00 Selected short talk
12:00 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 16:30

Session 3: Bone and blood signals
Chair: TBC

13:30 - 14:00

Stavroula  Kousteni - Columbia University, USA

14:00 - 14:30

Paul S.  Frenette  - Albert Einstein College of Medicine,  USA

14:30 - 15:00

The skeleton as a tool of escape danger
Gerard Karsenty - Columbia University, USA

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break and Meet the Speakers

15:30 - 15:45

Selected short talk

15:45 - 16:00

Selected short talk

16:00 - 16:15

Selected short talk

16:15 - 16:30 Selected short talk
16:30 - 17:00 Flash Talks
17:00 - 19:00 Poster Session with beer and snacks
19:00 Free evening
Day 3 - Tuesday 17 March 2020
TimeSpeaker
08:15 - 09:00 Career Workshop
09:00 - 12:00 Session 4: Fat and liver signals
Chair: TBC
09:00 - 09:30

Atul Chopra  - Case Medical School, USA

09:30 - 10:00

Shingo Kajimura - University of California San Francisco, USA

10:00 - 10:30

Pierre Leopold - Institut Curie, France

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break and Meet the Speakers

11:00 - 11:30

Klaus Kaestner - University of Pennsylvania, USA

11:30 - 11:45 Selected short talk
11:45 - 12:00 Selected short talk
12:00 - 13:15
Lunch and Meet the Speakers
13:15 - 16:15 Session 5:  Immune-metabolic crosstalk
Chair: TBC
13:15 - 13:45

Crosstalk between metabolic and immune systems by sORF-encoded peptides (SEPs)
Lena Ho - Duke NUS Medical School Singapore

13:45 - 14:15

Immune: metabolic system cross-talk
Diane Mathis - Harvard University, USA

14:15 - 14:45

Sidonia Fagarasan - RIKEN, Japan

14:45 - 15:15

Miguel Soares - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break and Meet the Speakers

15:45 - 16:15

Filip Swirski - Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

16:15 - 16:30 Selected short talk
16:30 - 16:45 Selected short talk
16:45 - 17:15 Flash Talks
17:15 - 19:15 Poster Session with beer and snacks
19:15 - 21:00 Conference Dinner in the EMBL Canteen
21:00 - 00:00 Conference Party in the ATC Foyer
Day 4 - Wednesday 18 March 2020
TimeSpeaker
09:00 - 11:45
Session 6: Beyond hormones: non-canonical inter-organ communication
Chair: TBC
09:00 - 09:30

Iqbal Hamza - University of Maryland, USA 

09:30 - 10:00

Patrick Collombat - Institut de Biologie Valrose, Franc

10:00 - 10:15

Selected short talk

10:15 - 10:30

Selected short talk

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break and Meet the Speakers

11:00 - 11:30

Brown fat relays an intestinal satiation signal to the brain
Martin Klingenspor - Technical University of Munich, Germany 

11:30 - 11:45

Selected short talk

11:45 - 12:00

Closing remarks and Poster Prize

12:00 Lunch to go and departure