9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Gordon Research Conference: Glycolipid & Sphingolipid Biology
Four Points Sheraton

Ventura, CA USA
http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=glycolip
Gordon Research Conference: Glycolipid & Sphingolipid Biology
GRC
http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=glycolip
Four Points Sheraton 
Ventura CA USA

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, January 12, 2014
16:00:00 Arrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Welcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
19:40:00 Glyco/Sphingolipids in Biology of Infection, Inflammation & Host Defense Yasuyuki Igarashi , Yusuf Hannun
19:40:00 Yusuf Hannun (Stony Brook Cancer Center, USA) "Introduction: Key Issues & Questions" Yusuf Hannun
19:55:00 Joanne Engel (University of California San Francisco, USA) "Chlamydia Co-opts Host Lipid Transport Systems to Establish an Onsite Sphingomyelin Synthesis Factory" Joanne N. Engel
20:20:00 Discussion
20:30:00 Assaf Vardi (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) "Chemical Arms Race at Sea: Rewiring sphingolipid metabolism by marine viruses regulates the fate of algal blooms in the ocean" Assaf Vardi
20:50:00 Discussion
21:05:00 Al Merrill, Jr. (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) "Food for Thought: The Sphingo Snack Shack circa 2014" Al Merrill
21:20:00 Discussion
21:25:00 Yasuyuki Igarashi (Hokkaido University, Japan) "Summary: Outstanding Questions" Yasuyuki Igarashi
Monday, January 13, 2014
07:30:00 Breakfast
08:30:00 Group Photo
09:00:00 Kentaroh Hanada (National Institute of Infectious Disease, Japan) "Introduction: Key Issues & Questions" K Hanada
09:00:00 Discussion Leaders: Kentaroh Hanada (National Institute of Infectious Disease, Japan) and Toshiro Okazaki (Kanazawa Medical School, Japan)
09:10:00 Ludger Johannes (Curie Institute, France) "Glycosphingolipids in clathrin-independent endocytosis" Ludger Johannes
09:35:00 Discussion
09:45:00 Kenichi Suzuki (Kyoto University, Japan) "The very first steps for raft formation and function, revealed by single-molecule imaging" Kenichi Suzuki
10:10:00 Discussion
10:20:00 Coffee Break / Group Photo
10:55:00 Antonella DeMatteis (Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Italy) "Vesicular and non vesicular transport feed distinct glycosylation pathways in the Golgi complex" Antonella DeMatteis
11:20:00 Discussion
11:30:00 Koichi Furukawa (Nagoya University, Japan) "Spatio-temporal dynamics of the interaction between glycosphingolipids and membrane molecules" Koichi Furukawa
11:55:00 Discussion
12:05:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
12:15:00 Discussion
12:20:00 Toshiro Okazaki (Kanazawa Medical School, Japan) "Summary: Outstanding Questions"
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session I (Odd-numbered posters)
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Glyco/Sphingolipids in Biology of Autophagy, Apoptosis and Immune Response Discussion Leaders: Nygel Pyne (University of Strathclyde, Scotland) and Sarah Spiegel (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA) Sarah Spiegel, Nigel J Pyne
19:30:00 Nygel Pyne (University of Strathclyde, Scotland) "Introduction: Key Issues & Questions" Nigel J Pyne
19:40:00 Hong-Gang Wang (Penn State College of Medicine, USA) "Sphingolipids: Regulators of the interplay between mTOR and autophagy" Hong-Gang Wang
20:00:00 Discussion
20:10:00 Yoshikazu Uchida (University of California San Francisco, USA) "Sphingolipid Metabolites Regulate Innate Immunity" Yoshikazu Uchida
20:30:00 Discussion
20:40:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
20:50:00 Discussion
21:00:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
21:10:00 Discussion
21:20:00 Sarah Spiegel (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA) "Summary: Outstanding Questions & Discussion" Sarah Spiegel
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
09:00:00 Molecular Mechanisms & Regulation of Lipid Metabolism Discussion Leaders: Tony Futerman (Weizman Institute of Science, Israel) and Yoshio Hirabayashi (Brain Science Institute Riken, Japan) Yoshio Hirabayashi, Tony Futerman
09:00:00 Tony Futerman (Weizman Institute of Science, Israel) "Introduction: Key Issues & Questions" Tony Futerman
09:10:00 Keynote Speaker: Kasey Vickers (Vanderbilt University, USA) "MicroRNAs: Intercellular Transport and Roles in Lipid Homeostasis and Cardiometabolic Disease" Kasey Vickers
09:40:00 Discussion
09:55:00 Robbie Loewith (University of Geneva, Switzerland) "The intimate relationship between sphingolipids and TORC2 in yeast" Robbie Loewith
10:20:00 Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee Break
10:50:00 Manuel Muñiz (University of Sevilla, Spain) "Regulation and trafficking of GPI-anchored proteins" Manuel Muñiz
11:15:00 Discussion
11:25:00 Charles Chalfant (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA) "Inflammatory cross-talk: Mechanism for ceramide metabolites regulation of eicosanoid generation" Charles Chalfant
11:50:00 Discussion
12:00:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
12:10:00 Discussion
12:20:00 Yoshio Hirabayashi (Brain Science Institute Riken, Japan) "Summary: Outstanding Questions" Yoshio Hirabayashi
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session II (Even-numbered posters)
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Translational Studies and Therapeutics: Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Richard Kolesnick
19:30:00 Richard Kolesnick (Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA) "Introduction: Key Issues & Questions" Richard Kolesnick
19:40:00 Andreas Billich (Novartis, Switzerland) "Second Generation S1P Modulators" Andreas Billich
20:00:00 Discussion
20:10:00 Roger Sabbadini (Lpath Inc., USA) "Therapeutic potential of antibodies to S1P and LPA" Roger Sabbadini
20:30:00 Discussion
20:40:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
20:50:00 Discussion
21:10:00 Discussion
21:20:00 Julie Saba (Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, USA) "Summary: Outstanding Questions & Discussion" Julie Saba
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Sphingolipid Metabolism in Infection, Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Discussion Leaders: Johannes Aerts (Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Mark Kester (Penn State University College of Medicine, USA) Johannes Aerts
09:00:00 Johannes Aerts (Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands) "Introduction: Key Issues & Questions" Johannes Aerts
09:10:00 Scott Summers (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore) "Ceramides and Metabolic Disease: A Survey of Therapeutic Targets" Scott A. Summers
09:35:00 Discussion
09:50:00 Thorsten Hornemann (University of Zurich, Switzerland) "Atypical Sphingolipids as Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Cardio-metabolic Diseases" Thorsten Hornemann
10:15:00 Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee Break
10:50:00 Erich Gulbins (University Duisburg-Essen, FRG) "Ceramide and sphingosine in bacterial infections and cystic fibrosis" Erich Gulbins
11:15:00 Discussion
11:30:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
11:45:00 Discussion
11:55:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
12:10:00 Discussion
12:20:00 Mark Kester (Penn State University College of Medicine, USA) "Summary: Outstanding Questions" Mark Kester
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session III (Odd-numbered posters)
18:00:00 Dinner
19:00:00 Business Meeting
19:30:00 Advanced Sphingolipidomics, Imaging and Structural Characterization: In honor of Prof. Charles C. Sweeley Al Merrill
19:30:00 Al Merrill (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) "Introduction & Retrospective on Scientific Contributions of Charles C. Sweeley" Al Merrill
19:45:00 Cameron Sullards (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) "Complex Glyco/Sphingolipidomics" M. Cameron Sullards
20:05:00 Discussion
20:15:00 Masaru Ishii (Osaka University, Japan) "S1P-mediated control of bone cell dynamics visualized by intra-vital microscopy"
20:35:00 Discussion
20:45:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
20:55:00 Discussion
21:05:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
21:15:00 Discussion
21:20:00 Alessandro Prinetti (University of Milan, Italy) "Summary: Outstanding Questions & Discussion" Alessandro Prinetti
Thursday, January 16, 2014
06:00:00 New Presentation
07:30:00 Glycolipids and Sphingolipids in Neurologic Disorders Ed Schuchman , Thierry Levade
07:30:00 Breakfast
08:30:00 Discussion
09:00:00 James Shayman (University of Michigan, USA) "Retrospective on Scientific Contributions from Norman S. Radin" James Shayman
09:00:00 Hot Topics and Young Investigators: Stem Cells, Cancer & Cell Regulation: In honor of Prof. Norman S. Radin Besim Ogretmen, Lina Obeid
09:10:00 Lina Obeid (Stony Brook University, USA) "Introduction: Key Issues & Questions" Lina Obeid
09:20:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
09:40:00 Discussion
10:10:00 Discussion
10:20:00 Coffee Break
10:50:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
11:10:00 Discussion
11:20:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
11:40:00 Discussion
11:50:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
12:10:00 Discussion
12:20:00 Besim Ogretmen (Medical University of South Carolina, USA) "Summary: Outstanding Questions & Discussion" Besim Ogretmen
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Thierry Levade (INSERM & Center of Research on Cancer of Toulouse, France) "Introduction: Key Issues" Thierry Levade
19:40:00 Johannes Kornhuber (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, FRG) "Acid sphingomeylinase-ceramide mediates effects of antidepressant drugs" Johannes Kornhuber
20:00:00 Discussion
20:10:00 Silke Walter (Saarland University, FRG) "The role of acid sphingomyelinase in Multiple Sclerosis" Silke Walter
20:40:00 Marco Presta (University of Brescia, Italy) "Inhibition of Angiogenesis by Beta-GalactoslCeramide deficiency in Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy (Krabbe's Disease)" Marco Presta
21:00:00 Discussion
21:10:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
21:20:00 Discussion
21:25:00 Ed Schuchman (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, USA) "Summary: Outstanding Questions & Discussion" Ed Schuchman
21:50:00 TBA (Hot Topics - Young Investigator Presentation)
Friday, January 17, 2014
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Departure
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