This is the 56th Meeting of the International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids (ICBL), and the first to be located in South America. The format consists of 5 nights and four and a half working days, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 afternoon and ending with a farewell lunch on Saturday, Sept. 26. The main topics that will be addressed in the different sessions are: 1) Lipid synthesis, intracellular transport and metabolic regulation, 2) Lipid metabolism and lipid signaling in health and disease; 3) Lipoproteins and lipid droplet biology. 4) Biophysics of lipids, lipid/lipid and lipid/protein interactions.
Beatriz L. Caputto
Department of Biological Chemistry.
School of Chemical Sciences
National University of Córdoba
5000 Córdoba Argentina
0054 351 5353855 Ext. 3440
Norma Sterin Speziale
José L. Daniotti
Hugo J. Maccioni
Diego de Mendoza
-Robin Irvine (Cambridge, UK); (Van Deenen Lecture);
-Kai Simons (Dresden, Germany); (EMBO Keynote Lecture);
-Alfred Merrill (Atlanta, USA);
-Yussuf Hannun (New York, USA);
-Antonella De Matteis (Naples, Italy);
-Jean-Marie Ruysschaert (Bruxelles, Belgium);
-Felix Goñi (Bilbao, Spain);
-Nicolás Bazán (New Orleans, USA);
-Francisco Barrantes (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
-Maurine Linder (Ithaca, NY, USA);
-Richard Proia (Bethesda, USA);
-Hugo Gramajo (Rosario, Argentina);
-Teymuras Kurzchalia (Dresden, Germany);
-Javier Valdez (Córdoba, Argentina);
-Christian Sohlenkamp (UNAM, Mexico);
- George Carman (New Jersey, USA);
-Yasuyuki Igarashi (Hokkaido University, Japan);
-Kentaro Hanada (Tokyo, Japan);
-Massimo Aureli (Milano, Italy);
-Edgar Kooijman (Ohio, USA);
-Dov Lichtenberg (Tel Aviv, Israel);
-Jelske van der Veen (Alberta, Canada);
-Laszlo Vigh (Szeged, Hungary).
The program will also include short talks selected from abstract presentations.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Meeting Registration and poster hanging
18:00-18:30 OPENING CEREMONY 18:30-19:30 Opening lecture - The Laurens Van Deenen Lecture
Adventures with inositides: the enigma of the PI5P 4-kinases
Chair: Suzanne Jackowski
19:30- Welcoming Reception Wednesday, Sept. 23 Session: Lipid Metabolism - Regulation
Chair: Nora Rotstein
09:00-09:30 Alfred MERRILL LY-B, we luv you: Studies of sphingoid base metabolism by mammalian cells that do not make them 09:30-10:00 George CARMAN Phosphorylation regulates the Ubiquitin-independent degradation of Phosphatidate Phosphatase by the 20S Proteasome
10:00-11:00 Yusuf HANNUN Neutral sphingomyelinases in cell regulation.
Chair: Norma Sterin-Speziale
11:00-11:30 Coffee Session: Intracellular Lipid Trafficking
Chair: Horacio Garda
11:30-12:00 Kentaro HANADA Phosphoregulation of lipid-transfer proteins: a lesson from the ceramide transfer protein CERT 12:00-12:30 Antonella DE MATTEIS The phosphoinositides and the Golgi complex. 12:30-12:50 Enrique POLITI Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) promote survival and spatial reorganization of photoreceptor neurons generated in vitro by Müller glia stem cells. Selected Abstract 12:50-13:05 Joost BRANDSMA Lipidomic phenotyping of severe asthma. 13:05-15:30 LUNCH AND POSTERS Session: Lipid Metabolism - Signaling 15:30-16:00 Suzanne JACKOWSKI
Phosphatidylethanolamine synthesis: different pathways, different cellular targets.
16:00-16:30 Lina OBEID Role and Regulation of Sphingosine Kinases in cancer 16:30-16:50 Benjamin NICHOLS
Flotillin membrane microdomains recruit sphingosine to control S1P signalling
16:50-17:10 Gabriela SALVADOR
Phosphoinositides: a two-path signaling in neuronal response to oligomeric amyloid β peptide.
Selected Abstracts 17:10-17:25 Mark MAHADEO Visualization of domain organization in complex eukaryotic membrane extracts using Brewster Angle Microscopy. 17:25-17:40 David MAJEROWICZ
Insects as obesity models: influence of hormones and nuclear receptors on Rhodnius prolixus lipid metabolism.
17:40-18:00 Coffee Plenary lecture - The PABMB Lecture 18:00-19:00 Nicolás BAZAN Molecular principles for docosahexaenoic acid retention and for cell survival bioactivity in the nervous system. Chair: Marta Aveldaño - Hugo Maccioni Thursday, Sept. 24 Session: Non-mammalian lipid metabolism
Chair: Diego de Mendoza
09:00-09:30 Christian SOHLENKAMP Enzymes involved in Ornithine Lipid Synthesis and Modification: From A to G and still counting. 09:30-10:00 Teymuras KURZCHALIA Identification of novel class of glycolipids that are required for the cholesterol transport in C. elegans. 10:00-10:30 Hugo GRAMAJO Dissecting the biochemistry and the regulation of mycolic acid biosynthesis in mycobacteria 10:30-11:00 Charles ROCK Role of fatty acid phosphorylation in metabolism and transcriptional regulation in bacterial pathogens Selected Abstracts Emilio SAITA 11:00-11:15
A coiled coil switch mediates cold sensing by the thermosensory protein DesK
Biological significance of sterylglucoside metabolism in Cryptococcus neoformans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
11:30-18:00 VISIT TO IGUAZU FALLS Friday, Sept. 25 Session: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids I Chair: Betina Córsico 09:00-09:30 Francisco BARRANTES Cholesterol-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor crosstalk at the nanoscale 09:30-10:00 Richard PROIA Imaging sphingolipid signaling in vivo. 10:00-10:30 J Peter SLOTTE New insights into the role of hydrogen bonding for the bilayer properties and behavior of sphingomyelins. 10:30:10:50 Ana VES-LOSADA Nuclear lipid droplets have an active metabolism.
10:50-11:05 Gwendolyn BARCELÓ-COBLIJN
Tight regulation of lipid composition along human colonic mucosa revealed by mass spectrometry-based imaging techniques.
11:05-11:30 Coffee Session: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids II Chair: Marta Aveldaño 11:30-12:00 Edgar KOOIJMAN The biophysics of phosphatidic acid and diacylglycerol pyrophosphate and their role in lipid signaling during the stress response of plants. 12:00-12:15 Yuki NAKAMURA (EMBO Young Investigator Lecturer)
Phosphatidylcholine in arabidopsis: biosynthesis and function in plant growth and development
12:15-13:00 Dov LICHTENBERG
Oxidative stress, the ill-defined term and the important concept
13:00-15:30 LUNCH AND POSTERS Session: Protein Lipidation Chair: José Luis Daniotti 15:30-16:00 Maurine E. LINDER Mechanism and function of DHHC palmitoyltransferases. 16:00-16:20 Javier VALDEZ Structure-function analyses of DHHC protein-palmitoyltransferases
16:20-16:35 Joachim FUELLEKRUG The function of ACSL3 in triglyceride synthesis and storage 16:35-16:50 Elena POSSE de CHAVES Inhibititon of protein prenylation is the cause of autophagy dysfunction in a model of Alzheimer’s disease. Mauricio CRESTANI Class I histone deacetylases regulate adipose tissue physiology, obesity and insulin sensitivity. 17:05-17:30 Coffee Session: Lipid Metabolism and Disease Chair: María Gonzalez Baró 17:30-18:00 Kohey YUYAMA
Function of ganglioside and sphingolipid-linked exosome secretion in sequestering Alzheimer's amyloid-ß.
18:00-18:20 Jelske VAN DER VEEN
The protection against obesity and insulin resistance by PEMT deficiency.
18:20-18:40 Jean-Marie RUYSSCAHERT
Lipid aggregates activate the immune system of plant and human cells.
18:40-18:55 Ana RACCA Cytoplasmic Fra-1 and c-Fos: potential targets for specific breast cancer therapy 18:55-19:10 Mónica PICKHOLZ Sumatriptan encapsulation in poloxamer micelles by molecular dynamics simulations 19:10-19:25 Gabor TIGYI
Mitigation of radiation injury with rationally designed LPA2 receptor agonists.
Saturday, Sept. 26 Session: Lipids and Membrane Dynamics Chair: Gerardo Fidelio 09:00-09:30 Felix GOÑI Ceramides and diacylglycerols as modulators of membrane physical properties. 09:30-10:00 Massimo AURELI Glycosphingolipids in health and diseases: role of the plasma membrane composition and organization. 10:00-10:30 László VÍGH Membranes are thermometers: from molecular bases to therapeutic applications 10:30-10:50 Ernesto AMBROGGIO The effect of lipid packing and membrane curvature on protein binding and traffic. 10:50-11:10 Natalia WILKE Determinants of the size and density of domains in lipid monolayers and their effect on membrane dynamics. 11:10-11:30 Coffee Closing Lecture: THE EMBO KEYNOTE LECTURE 11:30-12:30 Kai SIMONS
Cell Membranes : Subcompartmentalization driven by phase separation
Chair: Peter Slotte
12:30-12:45 Award Ceremony and Closing Ceremony 12:45-13:00 Presentation of the 57th ICBL 2016 13:00 h Farewell Argentine Barbeque
ANNOUNCEMENT – DEADLINE EXTENDED
Good news: you have two more weeks to send your presentation!
The deadline for Abstracts presentation was extended to June 19, 2015.
Please, take on account that all attendants must fulfill the registration formulary, and lecturers, invited speakers and/or poster authors need to complete the abstract template. Early rate registration fees have also been extended.
Registration: To be registered at the ICBL 2015, please, download the file below and follow the instructions.
Download Registration Form and abstract submission information here:
Hotels for all budgets will also be posted.
Delegate rates: € 600
Discount rates: € 300
(PhD students and Post Docs with no more than three years of having finished their PhD should register with discount rate)
Registration fee includes: Congress material and (also for accompanying persons) lunches, coffee at session breaks, a welcoming cocktail, a farewell lunch, and an almost full day excursion to the Iguazú Falls (http://www.iguazuargentina.com) including lunch.
REGISTRATION FEE WAIVER FOR YOUNG PARTICIPANTS (PhD students and post Docs of no more than 5 years)
Limited funds will be available to partially waive the registration fee for some applicants based on financial need. If you would like to be considered for this waiver, when submitting your abstract, also submit a short explanation of the financial need. Successful applications will be informed in advance and reimbursements given at the Meeting venue..
A list of hotels and cottages for all budgets will be posted soon. All recommended accomodations are located at a walking distance (2-3 blocks) from the meeting venue.
Dr. Beatriz L. Caputto
CIQUIBIC (UNC-CONICET) Department of Biological Chemistry. School of Chemical Sciences National University of Córdoba 5000 Córdoba Argentina
+54 351 5353855 Ext. 3440