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Lipid Biology and Lipotoxicity (E2)

Organizer(s) Scott A. Summers and Rudolf Zechner
May 15—20, 2011
INEC Killarney Convention Centre • Killarney, Co. Kerry Ireland
Abstract Deadline: Jan 13, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Feb 15, 2011
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 13, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Mar 15, 2011

Organized in Collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland

Summary of Meeting:
The accumulation of fat in tissues not suited for lipid storage has deleterious consequences on organ function, leading to cellular damage that underlies diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Illustrating the relationship is the fact that numerous effective therapeutics ameliorate metabolic disease symptoms by limiting the inappropriate deposition of fat in peripheral tissues (e.g. thiazolidinediones, metformin, or statins). Recent advances in genomics and lipidomics offer researchers an opportunity to make a substantial leap in the understanding and treatment of pathogenic conditions resulting from the excessive production and/or underutilization of fat. This meeting reviews these areas, placing specific emphasis on the following: (a) relationships between ectopic lipid deposition and metabolic disease; (b) mechanisms through which lipid excess alter tissue function; (c) regulatory processes that control lipid storage and metabolism; and (d) technological advances in the area of lipid analysis (i.e. lipidomics).

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: January 13, 2011 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

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