The Metabolism of Lipids: Implications in Human Diseases

34th Steenbock Symposium - May 22, 2011 to May 25, 2011
University of Wisconsin - Madison

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The 34th Steenbock Symposium will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 22-25, 2011. The symposium will begin with a reception on Sunday, May 22. It is expected to end by noon on Wednesday, May 25. This symposium is hosted by the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The symposium will bring together leading scientists to present and discuss their research on the roles of lipids in health and disease. Participants and speakers will reflect international excellence in this medically relevant area of science, and a balance between youth and wisdom.

Lectures will cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • brain function
  • nuclear receptors
  • adipokines
  • liver steatosis
  • lipokines
  • insulin signaling
  • lipid droplets
  • atherosclerosis
  • lipolysis
  • inflammation
  • adipocyte differentiation

The approaches are very broad, using genomics, proteomics, lipidomics and metabolomics in a wide variety of in vitro and in vivo strategies.