2019 Frontiers in Metabolism meeting explores advances in metabolic research

This fall, the Morgridge Institute for Research will convene international leaders in metabolic research at the third Frontiers in Metabolism—Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases meeting. Biochemistry professor Dave Pagliarini, director of the Metabolism Theme at the Morgridge Institute, is the meeting’s organizer.

Disrupted metabolic processes underlie a broad swath of rare inborn errors of metabolism and prominent human diseases. Frontiers in Metabolism brings together a diverse group of renowned scientists working to improve human health by investigating the basic underpinnings of metabolic disorders and pioneering new approaches for exploring and quantifying metabolic processes.

Pagliarini says the Frontiers meetings are especially effective because of their scientific breadth and manageable size.

“Established leaders and rising star trainees are able to interact and discuss new ideas, technologies, and collaborative opportunities outside of their niche areas of metabolism,” he says.

Photo of scientists talking about resesarch next to posters.
Attendees at the 2018 Frontiers in Metabolism meeting.

Frontiers in Metabolism will take place Sept. 16-18, 2019, at the Discovery Building in Madison, Wis.

Researchers from around the world — 20+ international leaders — will be presenting on major themes including, among others:

  • Aging, through the lens of metabolism and epigenetics
  • Mitochondrial metabolism and dynamics
  • Immunometabolism
  • New tools in metabolic flux and chemical biology
  • New biological insights into Type 2 Diabetes
  • Circadian regulation of exercise physiology
  • Pathways for cellular and lipid transport
  • Metabolic transitions in cancer

“We expect this meeting to once again inspire scientists of all levels to take their work in new directions,” Pagliarini says, “and for it to serve as a platform for early-stage metabolism investigators to showcase their talents and ideas in front of a diverse and renowned audience.”

Story by Courtni Kopietz for the Morgridge Institute for Research. See the original and get more info here.