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Lipid Metabolism and Human Metabolic Disorders
Suzhou, China
June 1-5, 2015
Abstract Deadline extended to: April 10, 2015

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Organized by:

Pingsheng Liu,Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA

Hongyuan Rob Yang, University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA


We are pleased to announce Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Lipid Metabolism and Human Metabolic Disorders which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday June 1, and will conclude after lunch on June 5, 2015



The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in lipid metabolic. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Alterations in lipid homeostasis play critical roles in the development of human metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type II diabetes and fatty liver. This meeting brings together world-leading experts to present and discuss latest developments in the study of lipid metabolism, as well as their implications for human health and disease. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Additional oral presentations will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference will provide ample opportunities for scientific as well as informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Regulation of lipid storage
2. Lipid trafficking
3. Lipogenesis & TAG synthesis
4. Lipids & insulin resistance
5. Lipids & adipocyte biology
6. Lipidomics
7. Lipids & hepatic steatosis
8. Lipids, mitochondria & energy homeostasis

Keynote Speakers:
Peng Li, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title:Lipid Droplet Fusion: Biochemistry and Physiology
Robert Parton, The University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:New insights into the structure and function of caveolae
Stephen Young, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title:Triglyceride hydrolysis along the capillary lumen

Invited Speakers:
Nada Abumrad, Washington University, USA
Abstract title:Fatty acids and insulin signaling: a complicated relationship
Rosalind Coleman, University of North Carolina, USA
Abstract title:Compartmentalized Acyl-CoA Metabolism
Mark Febbraio, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:Fatty acid-induced inflammation in immune cells: implications for metabolic disease
Toyoshi Fujimoto, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, JAPAN
Abstract title:Lipid droplets in the nucleus
Youfei Guan, Shenzhen University Health Science Center, CHINA
Abstract title:Comparative proteomic study reveals 17▀-HSD13 as a pathogenic protein in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
Jay Horton, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA
Abstract title:Role of Lipogenic Molecules in the Development of NAFLD
Jae Bum Kim, Seoul National University, KOREA
Abstract title:Regulation of Hepatic SREBP1c upon Fasting and Its Role in Energy Homeostasis
Richard Lehner, University of Alberta, CANADA
Abstract title:Novel Therapeutic Targets in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Pingsheng Liu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:Comparative proteomics reveals abnormal binding of ATGL and dysferlin on dysfunctional cardiac lipid droplets
HoYi Mak, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HONG KONG
Abstract title:Regulation of cellular fat storage in C. elegans
Karen Reue, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title:The lipin protein family, cellular lipid storage, and disease
Catherine Postic, France UniversitÚ Paris Descarte, FRANCE
Abstract title:Cross-regulation of lipid metabolism by ChREBP and nuclear receptors LXR and CAR
Clay Semenkovich, Washington University, USA
Abstract title:De novo lipogenesis and metabolic signaling
Guanghou Shui, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title:Lipidomics as potential tools for the early diagnosis and sub-classification of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
David Silver, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, SINGAPORE
Abstract title:Mfsd2a: The DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acid Transporter at the BBB Essential for Brain Growth and Function in Humans
Baoliang Song, Wuhan University, CHINA
Abstract title:Cholesterol transport through lysosome-peroxisome membrane contacts

Qi-Qun Tang, Fudan University, CHINA
Abstract title: BMP4 mediates the interplay between angiogenesis and adipogenesis during subcutaneous adipose expansion
Antonio Vidal-Puig, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK
Abstract title:Adipose tissue expandability, lipotoxicity and the Metabolic syndrome
Tobias Walther, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Abstract title:Mechanisms of Fat Synthesis and Storage in Lipid Droplets
Xian Wang, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Lipidomics Reveal the Mechanism that Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Hyperhomocysteinemia-induced Insulin Resistance
(Hongyuan) Rob Yang, University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title:The role of SEIPIN in adipogenesis and lipid droplet expansion
Jin Ye, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Abstract title:Signaling Elicited by Free Fatty Acids: from Regulation of Lipid Metabolism to Stimulation of Cancer Development

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in June 2015.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China


Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences (冷泉港亚洲会务)
Suzhou Industry Park Conference Center (苏州工业园区会议中心/独墅湖世尊酒店)
No.299 Qiyue Road (启月街299号)
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China (中国江苏省苏州工业园区)
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
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