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Frontiers in Metabolism meeting focuses on mechanisms of metabolic diseases

Morgridge Institute for Research

A new scientific meeting hosted by the Morgridge Institute for Research will focus on the underlying mechanisms of metabolic diseases and innovations in the tools used to study them.

The Frontiers in Metabolism - Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases meeting will take place Sept. 17-19, 2018, at the Discovery Building in Madison, Wis.

Dave Pagliarini, director of the Metabolism Theme at the Morgridge Institute and meeting organizer, says the meeting will bring together a diverse group of leaders who investigate the basic mechanistic underpinnings of metabolic disorders and pioneer new approaches for probing and quantifying metabolic processes. The broad swath of topics will span cancer metabolism to lipid dysregulation to mitochondrial signaling.

Researchers from around the world--25 international leaders in total--will be presenting in sessions regarding:

  • Genetics and metabolism

  • Dysregulated metabolism in cancer

  • Lipids in metabolism

  • Chemical, computational and analytical approaches

  • Signaling and regulation

  • Mitochondria in metabolism

Advances in technology are bringing new insights into metabolic processes and revealing that there are more gaps in knowledge than previously thought, Pagliarini says.

"There's also been an important realization that metabolism isn't merely a readout of what's otherwise happening in the body, but instead is a fundamental driver of diverse biological processes," Pagliarini says. "Metabolites are increasingly appreciated as robust signaling molecules, demanding that we arrive at a deeper appreciation of how and when they are produced, and where the go."

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This meeting is conducted by the Morgridge Institute for Research in partnership with UW-Madison and the Lausanne Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition Alliance (LIMNA).


About the Morgridge Institute:

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow's cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

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