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Symposium ‘ Cellular Metabolism in Disease: Friend or foe ’

20 December 2017

In this symposium, organized by and mainly for PhD students, we will discuss the role of cellular metabolism and bioenergetics in the regulation and progression of human diseases. Our aim is to generate a collaborative international platform between the Chilean and Dutch scientific communities in order to learn from each other and improve research in this area.

Two international keynote speakers will take us on a journey through their most recent advances and discoveries in the field of metabolism.

  • Dr. César Cardenas, professor at the University of Chile in Santiago, will talk about calcium transfer from the endoplasmic reticulum to mitochondria in cancer metabolism.
  • Dr. Robert Bandsma, assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Canada, will present his research focused on metabolism in severely malnourished children, in which clinical research, in vivo and in vitro work are involved.

We would like to hear about your research in oral and poster presentations.

  • if you like to present your research register for free at Eventbrite and find more information and updates in our Facebook Event.


Wednesday, December 20 th , 2017.

  • 9.00 – 9.30 Registration with coffee and snacks. Location: Coffee Room 3 rd Floor ERIBA
  • 9.30 – 9.45 Opening & Welcome by organizers.  Location: Seminar Room 3 rd Floor ERIBA
  • 10.00 – 11.45 Keynote Lecture + Oral session 1: Location: Seminar Room 3 rd Floor ERIBA
  • 10.00 – 10.45 Keynote Lecture 1: Dr. César Cárdenas Mattus: ‘ Calcium Transfer From the Endoplasmic Reticulum to Mitochondria: Cancer’s Metabolism Achilles’ Heel’

  • 10.45- 11.45 Oral presentations (4)

  • 10.45 – 11.00 Natalia Smith Cortinez: aHSC depend on glutaminolysis, glycolysis and OXPHOS to maintain the activated phenotype.
  • 11.00 – 11.15 Vincenzo Terlizzi: Adipose tissue-derived stromal/stem cells movement, organization and vasculogenic activity in confined three- dimensional microenvironments
  • 11.15 – 11.30 Emmalie A. Jager: Clues for differences in cellular metabolism in asymptomatic medium-chain Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency:  Promise of predictive biomarkers for disease severity?
  • 11.30 - 11.45 Joanne Hoogerland: The hepatic glucose sensor ChREBP controls bile acid homeostasis
  • 11.45 – 12.45 Lunch. Location Coffee Room 3 rd Floor ERIBA
  • 12.45 – 14.30 Keynote Lecture 2 + Oral session 2. Location: Seminar Room 3 rd Floor ERIBA
  • 12.45 – 13.30 Keynote Lecture 2: Dr. Jan Van den Bossche: ‘Metabolic control of macrophage (re)polarization’

  • 13.30- 14.00 Oral presentations (2)

  • 13.30 – 13.45 César Oyarce Diaz: To enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy by metabolic reprogramming tumor –associated macrophages.
  • 13.45 - 14.00 Ayşegül Erdem: Combining metabolome, quantitative proteome and transcriptome approaches to identify targetable metabolic vulnerabilities in AML
  • 14.00 – 14.15 Coffee Break. Location: Coffee Room 3 rd Floor ERIBA
  • 14.15 – 15.45 Keynote Lecture 3 + Oral session 3. Location: Seminar Room 3 rd Floor ERIBA
  • 14.15 – 15.15 Keynote Lecture 3: Dr. Robert Bandsma: ‘Understanding metabolism to improve the care of acutely ill, undernourished children’

  • 15.15 – 15.45 Oral presentations (2)

  • 15.15 – 15.30 Chris Versloot: Towards a better understanding of intestinal barrier dysfunction in severe malnutrition using intestinal organoids.
  • 15.30 – 15.45 Agnieszka B. Wegrzyn: Phenylketonuria: modeling cerebral amino acid and neurotransmitter metabolism.
  • 15.45 – 16.00 Conference closing by organizers
  • 16.00 – 18.00 Chilean drinks reception. Location: Coffee Room 3 rd Floor ERIBA
  • 17.00 – 18.00 Chilean Music. ‘Traditional Chilean Music’, Alvaro Pinto Lyon

Last modified:15 January 2018 10.58 a.m.

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