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This meeting took place in 2012


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Genetic and Molecular Basis of Obesity and Body Weight Regulation (J7)


Organizer(s) Evan D. Rosen, Dawn L. Brasaemle and Bart Staels
January 29—February 3, 2012
Santa Fe Community Convention Center • Santa Fe, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 29, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 1, 2011
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 29, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 29, 2011

Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited


Summary of Meeting:
This conference will cover the latest developments in molecular metabolism relevant to the burgeoning problem of human obesity. Topics of special relevance will include the biology of the adipocyte, novel mechanisms of lipid handling and central control of peripheral metabolism. In addition, new discoveries in epigenetics and fetal programming will be covered. Other topics will be discussed in joint sessions with the Keystone Symposia meeting on Pathogenesis of Diabetes: Emerging Insights into Molecular Mechanisms, including new developments in the genetics of metabolic disease, connections between insulin resistance and inflammation, novel mechanisms of intercellular communication between tissues in metabolism and systems approaches to obesity and diabetes. A scintillating array of world-class speakers has been selected to deliver these insights. Attendees of this meeting will be exposed to the best and the brightest thinkers in this area of critical biomedical importance.

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Scholarships/Awards


National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients


Latrice D. Faulkner
University of Michigan, USA

Andrea A. Hill
Vanderbilt University, USA

Susana Rodriguez
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/National Institute on Aging (NIA) Scholarship Recipients


Ryan Berry
Yale University, USA

Manoja Kumar Brahma
Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria

Christoffer Clemmensen
Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen, Germany

Tuo Deng
Methodist Research Institute, USA

Jamie Raudensky Doyle
Tufts Medical Center, USA

Ffolliott Martin Fisher
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA

Marin Gantner
Lowy Medical Research Institute, USA

Nora Gray
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Martina Julia Isse
York University, Canada

Ki Woo Kim
Yonsei University College of Dentistry, South Korea

Wen Kong
Joslin Diabetes Center, USA

Yael Kuperman
Weizmann Institute, Israel

Jennifer M. Kwan
University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Meghan McDonald
Boston University School of Medicine, USA

James E. Minchin
Duke University, USA

Rafael A. Nafikov
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA

Jamila Newton
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Hongxia Ren
Columbia University Medical Center, USA

Maria Rohm
University of Oxford, UK

Rachel J. Roth Flach
Pfizer Inc., USA

Wensi Tao
University of Miami, USA

Cecile Vernochet
Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, USA

Claudio J. Villanueva
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Li Ye
The Scripps Research Institute, USA

I-Chen Yu
Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

The Barrie Hesp Scholarship on behalf of Ashley Rebecca Cukier Scholarship Recipients


Melissa L. Borg
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Yong-Qi Li
NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, USA

Lei Zhang
Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia