POSTPONED: CVM Mini-Symposium "Adipose tissue metabolism and cardiovascular diseases"
We are pleased to announce the next Mini-Symposium of the Cardiovascular and metabolism (CVM) PhD program of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, UNIL/CHUV
Chronic overnutrition and lack of physical activity lead to the deposition of adipose tissue and insulin resistance, playing a key role in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Further, the role of adipose tissue in the development of a systemic inflammatory state contributing to obesity-associated cardiovascular risk is more and more highlighted. The symposium will present current lines of research on the role of metabolic risk factors in cardiovascular functioning, and how they can potentially be counterbalanced.
- Isabel Lopez-Mejía (Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland): The SR protein Srsf2 modulates lipid metabolism in white adipose tissue
- Jose Javier Fuster (Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, Madrid, Spain): Somatic mutations and clonal hematopoiesis in age-related cardiovascular and metabolic disease
- Patrick C.N. Rensen (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands): Brown adipose tissue in lipid and glucose metabolism in health and disease
- Francisco Verdeguer (Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, University of Zurich): Transcriptional and metabolic control of brown adipose tissue thermogenesis
Further program details will be available on the CVM website. The meeting is free of charge, but for organization purposes please register prior to March 15, 2020. Participation to the mini-symposium will be accredited by the Direction of veterinary affairs and their inspection (DAVI), section Lausanne, as a half day of continuing education.
For PhD candidates: There will be workshops with symposium speakers in the afternoon following the symposium between 14:00 – 16:00h. The UNIL doctoral school attributes 1.0 ECTS for PhD students who present a signed participation form for the mini-symposium (0.25 ECTS morning session, 0.75 ECTS afternoon session). Please also use the registration link and indicate your workshop preference.
par Ulrike Toepel