Pre-doctoral Day (18/12/00) & Fatty Acid Oxidation & Ketone Body
Metabolism Meeting - Biochemical Society - December 18th to
21st (inclusive) 2000 - University of Sussex, Brighton, U.K.
I have decided to organize the 5th International Fatty Acid
Oxidation & Ketogenesis Conference under the umbrella of the
Biochemical Society this December and to dedicate the Meeting to
the memory of the life and work of Dr Derek Williamson.
I am pleased to tell you that Simon Eaton, Victor Zammit, Rona
Ramsay and Mike Titheradge have kindly agreed to be co-
organizers. I have enclosed below (unformatted) a copy of the draft
programme for the 4 days for your information
but please look at the Society's websites for further details ........
The programme and more details about the main meeting are
and the Regulation in Metabolism and Molecular Enzymylogy
Group pages are at:
Because the Meeting is part of the Society's main Sussex Meeting
we have only been able to invite a limited number of "established"
speakers to give formal research lectures (40 min) during the 3
days of the main colloquium, unlike at our previous meetings where
we have encouraged everyone to present their research. For this
reason we have decided also to hold a "Pre-doctoral Day" on
Monday, December 18th. This is to allow us to invite
PhD students (10 min slots) and unestablished post-doctoral
scientists (20 min slots) to present their research to the Meeting
and for all of the other delegates to join in the discussions and to
present posters. We hope to be able to offer a contribution to costs
to all the Monday speakers (The sum will depend on the final level
of sponsorship and the number of participants.) and to publish "in
house" a paperback of short papers from all their talks and from
delegates presenting relevant posters at the Colloquium. The
speakers from the main 3-day Meeting will be asked to prepare and
submit research manuscripts to be published separately in
the Biochem. Soc. Trans. as is usual for the Society's colloquia.
We hope that all the speakers and participants of the 3-day
Colloquium will attend the Pre-doc day and consider it as an
essential part of the same meeting.
We would like to ask you to:
1. propose by e-mail (as soon as possible to
Patti.A.Quant at btinternet.com)
names and give contact details of members of your research
groups or other outside PhD students/Post-docs. who (you think)
would be willing and able to speak on the Monday;
2. tell us as soon as possible if you would like accommodation
(please give numbers) for the nights of Sunday 17th and/or Monday
18th and/or the 19th and 20th;
3. let us know if you intend submitting a poster(s)/manuscript(s) for
the Pre-doc and/or the 3-day Meeting and
4. suggest other potential delegates who are not on the e-mail list
and who might be interested in attending the Pre-doc Day and/or
the rest of the Colloquium.
Thank you for your interest, help and support. I shall look forward to
hearing from you.
Kindest regards and best wishes
Monday, 18th December
(to introduce "pre-doc/post-doc speakers", lead discussions and/or
their own short presentations of "hot topics" in sessions below)
Patti A Quant Carina PripBuus Norbert Latruffe Pierre Clouet
Rolf Berge Feike van der Lej Grant Mitchell
We aim to include (and support) as many PhD students and
postdoctoral scientists as possible during this part of the Meeting
would like to invite all the leaders in the field to encourage their
research group members to speak in 10 or 20 min slots, depending
number that come forward, and/or present posters.
09.00 - 09.40
09.40 - 10.20
10.20 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30 DISCUSSION & POSTER VIEWING
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.40
14.40 - 15.20
15.20 - 15.50
15.50 - 16.30
16.30 - 17.10 DISCUSSION & POSTER VIEWING
17.10 - 18.30 Tea Break &
Judging Of posters &
(By Organizers: Patti Quant, Simon Eaton,
Victor Zammit, Mike Titheradge & Rona Ramsay)
Tuesday, 19th December
Session 1 "Mitochondrial fatty acid metabolism I"
Chair Rona Ramsay (UK)
09.05 - 09.15 Victor Zammit (UK)
09.15 - 09.55 J. Denis McGarry (USA)
"Travels with CPT1- from liver to germ cell
09.55 - 10.35 Simon Eaton (UK)
"CPTI and control of myocardial
10.35 - 11.15 Gary Lopaschuk (Canada)
"Alterations in malonyl CoA control of
oxidation in the ischemic heart"
11.20 - 11.50 Coffee Break
11.55 - 12.55 NOVARTIS MEDAL LECTURE
13.00 - 14.10 Lunch Break
Session 2 "Mitochondrial lipid metabolism"
Chair Patti A. Quant (UK)
14.15 - 14.55 Ron Wanders (Netherlands)
"Functions and dysfunctions of fatty acid
and beta-oxidation systems in man"
14.55 - 15.35 E. David Saggerson (UK)
"Microsomal malonyl-CoA-sensitive carnitine
15.35 - 16.15 Mary Sugden (UK)
"Fuel Sensing Mechanisms integrating Lipid and
16.15 - 16.55 Geoff Gibbons
" A Tribute to the Scientific Life and Work of
17.00 Discussion & Close of Session
Wednesday, 20th December
Session 3 "Mitochondrial fatty acid metabolism II"
Chair Simon Eaton (UK)
09.10 - 09.50 Horst Schulz (USA)
"Impact of the intramitochondrial enzyme
on fatty acid oxidation"
09.50 - 10.30 Ian Graham (UK)
"Molecular genetic approaches to dissect
beta-oxidation in Arabidopsis thaliana"
10.30 - 11.10 Victor Zammit (UK)
" Structure-function relationships of
muscle-type CPT I"
Zammit, V.A., Price, N.T., Jackson, V.J.,
11.15 - 11.45 Coffee Break
11.50 - 12.50 MEDAL LECTURE
13.00 - 14.10 Lunch Break
Session 4 (Organized by Rona Ramsay of Molecular Enzymology
"The enzymes and regulation of lipid metabolism in peroxisomes"
Chair David Saggerson (UK)
14.15 - 14.55 Rona Ramsay (UK)
"The role of the carnitine system in
peroxisomal fatty acid
14.55 - 15.35 Paul Van Veldhoven (Belgium)
"Further insights in peroxisomal lipid
alpha- and beta-oxidation"
15.35 - 16.15 Peter Clayton (UK)
"The clinical consequences of defects in
peroxisomal beta-oxidation enzymes."
16.15 - 16.55 Colin Palmer
"Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptors:
Fatty acid sensors in atherosclerosis and
17.00 Discussion & Close of Session
Thursday, 21st December
Session 5 "Regulation and control of lipid metabolism I"
Chair Jean Girard (France)
09.10 - 09.50 Jean Girard (France)
09.10 - 09.20 Award Poster Prize - 10 min presentation of
09.20 - 09.30 Award Pre-doc Talk Prize - 10 min presentation
09.30 - 09.40 Jean's Dedication to Derek Williamson
09.50 - 10.30 Pascal Ferré (France)
"SREBP-1c, a transcription factor involved
regulation of hepatic glycolytic and
gene expression by the nutritional environment"
10.30 - 11.55 Coffee Break & Poster Session
12.00 - 12.40 Grant Mitchell (Canada)
12.40 - 13.20 Patti A. Quant (UK)
"Control of neonatal hepatic fatty acid
ketogenesis by CPT I in health and disease"
13.20 - 14.30 Lunch Break
Session 6 "Regulation and control of lipid metabolism II"
Chair Grant Mitchell (Canada)
14.35 - 15.15 Fausto G. Hegardt (Spain)
"Genetic regulation of ketogenesis"
15.15 - 15.55 Mike Munday (UK)
"Regulation of acetyl-CoA carboxylase in
the control of
fatty acid synthesis and fatty acid oxidation"
15.55 - 16.35 John Edmond (USA)
(John Edmond, John Land & John Clark)
"Fatty acid oxidation and ketogenesis by
16.40 Discussion & Close of Colloquium
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