Biotech China 2014
GRC - Glycolipid & Sphingolipid Biology
Il Ciocco Hotel and Resort

Lucca (Barga), Italy
http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2008&program=glycolip

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, February 17, 2008
16:00:00 Arrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm) Test User
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Welcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
19:40:00 Discussion Erwin London
19:40:00 Sphingolipid microdomains in transport and signaling
19:40:00 Membrane rafts up and floating Kai Simons
20:20:00 Discussion
20:30:00 Do phase domains that are too small to see really exist? Some answers from a 4-component phase diagram Jerry Feigenson
21:00:00 Discussion
21:10:00 Non-caveolar caveolin-1-enriched sphingolipid microdomains in the control of tumor cell motility Alessandro Prinetti
21:25:00 Discussion
21:30:00 Welcome Reception
Monday, February 18, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 The amphiphilic properties of glycosphingolipids, the membrane organization and the cell signaling Sandro Sonnino
09:00:00 Biophysics and transport of (glyco)sphingolipids and cholesterol
09:00:00 Discussion Alicia Alonso
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Is there a specific interaction between sphingolipids and cholesterol? - What studies of mixed model membranes reveal Bodil Ramstedt
10:10:00 Discussion
10:20:00 Coffee Break / Group Photo
10:50:00 Inhibition of caveolar endocytosis, microdomain formation and integrin signaling by a non-natural glycosphingolipid analog Ramandeep Singh Takhter
11:20:00 Discussion
11:30:00 Comparing glucosylceramide and ceramide effects in membrane biophysical properties Liana Silva
11:45:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Palmitic-acid induced remodeling of sphingolipid profiles by Serine Palmitoyltransferase dependent and independent mechanisms L. Ashley Cowart
12:05:00 Discussion
12:10:00 Imaging mass spectrometry: a powerful 'lipidomic' tool to determine the localization of sphingolipids directly from tissues M. Cameron Sullards
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 1
17:30:00 Sphingolipids and immunology
17:30:00 Molecular mechanisms of lipid antigen presentation to T cells Gennaro De Libero
17:30:00 Discussion Hugh Willison
18:00:00 Discussion
18:10:00 Sphingosine-1-phosphate metabolism, a regulator of inflammation and immunity Laura Allende
18:25:00 Discussion
18:30:00 Antibodies to gangliosides and ganglioside complexes in immune-mediated neuropathies Susumu Kusunoki
18:45:00 Discussion
18:50:00 Regulation of Golgi complex function by the ceramide transfer protein CERT Monilola Olayioye
19:05:00 Discussion
19:10:00 Cell non-autonomous function of ceramidase in photoreceptor homeostasis Usha Acharya
19:25:00 Discussion
20:00:00 Dinner
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Storage diseases and diabetes
09:00:00 Principles of lysosomal sphingolipid catabolism and membrane digestion Konrad Sandhoff
09:00:00 Discussion Yusuf Hannun
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 Role for glycosphingolipids in insuline resistance and type 2 diabetes Hans Aerts
10:10:00 Discussion
10:20:00 Coffee Break
10:50:00 Sphingosine storage in Niemann-Pick disease type C: implications for therapy Fran Platt
11:20:00 Discussion
11:30:00 Impact of Modulating Glycosphingolipids on Type 2 Diabetes Seng H. Cheng
11:45:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Novel catabolic pathway of GlcCer involving Klotho-related protein Makoto Ito
12:05:00 Discussion
12:10:00 Tools for monitoring glycolipid metabolism in single cells Monica M. Palcic
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 2
17:30:00 Novel techniques; sphingolipidomics
17:30:00 Discussion Al Merrill
17:30:00 TLC-MS of neutral glycosphingolipids and its application Akemi Suzuki
18:00:00 Discussion
18:10:00 Sterol-sphingolipid interactions in yeast Howard Riezman
18:40:00 Discussion
18:50:00 Emerging glycosphingolipidomics technologies: Toward understanding topology and function Jasna Peter-Katalinic
19:20:00 Discussion
20:00:00 Dinner
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 A sphingomyelin synthase-related family of ceramide sensors with a role in early secretory pathway organization Joost Holthuis
09:00:00 Sphingolipid metabolism and transport
09:00:00 Discussion Yoshio Hirabayashi
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 What is wrong with SPT in HSN1? Thorsten Hornemann
09:55:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Mammalian ceramide synthases: What do they all do? Tony Futerman
10:15:00 Discussion
10:20:00 Coffee Break
10:50:00 Poster Talks
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 3
17:30:00 Sphingolipid signaling and autophagy
17:30:00 Sphingosine-1-Phosphate: A Come-and-get-me Signal
17:30:00 Discussion Julie Saba
18:00:00 Discussion
18:10:00 Regulation of macroautophagy by ceramide Patrice Codogno
18:40:00 Discussion
18:50:00 S1P receptor-dependent control of vascular phenotype Tim Hla
19:20:00 Discussion
19:30:00 Business Meeting
20:00:00 Dinner
Thursday, February 21, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Sphingolipids and cancer/skin
09:00:00 Ganglioside modulation in squamous cell carcinomas: Effects on signaling and biologic behavior Amy Paller
09:00:00 Discussion Richard Kolesnick
09:30:00 Discussion
09:40:00 The role of acid ceramidase in tumor progression and therapeutic resistance in cancer Jim Norris
10:10:00 Discussion
10:20:00 Coffee Break
10:50:00 Nano 'Solutions' for Ceramide Mark Kester
11:20:00 Discussion
11:30:00 Role of the acid sphingomyelinase in tumor metastasis Alexander Carpinteiro
11:45:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Functional genomic identification of CERT as a regulator of multidrug sensitivity in cancer Charles Swanton
12:05:00 Discussion
12:10:00 Male germ cells require ceramide synthase-3-derived polyenoic sphingolipids with complex glycosylation for completion of meiosis Roger Sandhoff
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 4
17:30:00 Discussion Yasu Igarashi
17:30:00 Novel mechanisms for the neurodegeneration in the mutant mice lacking gangliosides Koichi Furukawa
17:30:00 Mouse models for sphingolipid defects/cancer and diet
18:00:00 Discussion
18:10:00 Ganglioside functions in axon protection and axon regeneration Ron Schnaar
18:40:00 Discussion
18:50:00 Digestion of sphingomyelin in the gut and its potential role in cancer prevention Åke Nilsson
19:20:00 Discussion
20:00:00 Dinner / Farewell Reception
Friday, February 22, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Depart
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