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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Synopsis

In recent years it has come into focus that many different tissues and cell types undergo metabolic changes that directly impact their function and differentiation. As such, correct metabolic re-wiring is beneficial and a requirement for appropriate cellular responses, while aberrant metabolic reprogramming can lead to inappropriate function and have implications on a wide variety of disease states. In spite of recent advances in the field of metabolism, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying how metabolites signal, how metabolic reprogramming occurs, and how cellular organelles modulate these processes remains limited. In this meeting we aim to bring together researchers from different areas of biology, that may otherwise have little crossover, but for their common interest in how metabolism impacts cell differentiation and function. 

Topics will span diverse areas such as cancer metabolism, organismal metabolism in disease, metabolic pathway engagement in cell function, metabolites as signaling molecules, mitochondrial biology, nutrient sensing, metabolism in tissue homeostasis and repair, neurometabolism, and metabolism in host-microbe interactions. This interdisciplinary meeting will bring together researchers working on immunity, metabolism, cancer, stem cells, neurobiology, and host-microbe interactions to gain a more integrated understanding of how metabolism impacts health and disease, with the aim of moving research in the field forward.

Key Sessions

•    Metabolism and Host/Microbe Interactions
•    Stem Cell Metabolism
•    Systemic metabolism in health and disease
•    Organellar Metabolism
•    Metabolites as Signaling Molecules
•    Emerging Technologies in Metabolism Research
•    Metabolism as a therapeutic target
•    Metabolism and Immune Responses

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying ‘single’ or ‘shared’ registrants can bring a student for only €990. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 01, 02,03 October 2024 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Amy Johnson to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Theodore Alexandrov (EMBL)
SPATIAL SINGLE-CELL METABOLOMICS REVEALS METABOLIC CELL STATES
Kivanc Birsoy (The Rockefeller University)
NUTRIENT TRANSPORTERS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
Donita Brady (University of Pennsylvania)
MITOCHONDRIAL COPPER SENSING VIA METABOLISM AND SIGNALING
Carlos Carmona-Fontaine (NYU)
ISCHEMIA CLOAKS TUMOR CELLS FROM IMMUNE DETECTION THROUGH AN MHC-I SWITCH
Nav Chandel (Northwestern Medicine)
MITOCHONDRIA AS SIGNALING ORGANELLES IN PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASES
Ralph DeBerardinis (UT Southwestern)
HUMAN METABOLIC VARIATION AND ITS IMPACT ON DISEASE
Gina DeNicola  (Moffitt Cancer Center)
TARGETING SERINE SYNTHESIS IN CANCER
Mark Febbraio (Monash University)
IS EXERCISE MEDICINE? ROLE OF EXERCISE DERIVED EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES IN PREVENTION OF AGE RELATED DISEASES
Florent Ginhoux (Singapore Immunology Network)
METABOLIC CROSSTALK BETWEEN MACROPHAGES AND THEIR TISSUE OF RESIDENCE
Doug Green (St.Jude Children's Research Hospital)
START ME UP!  PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE CLUSTERING SIGNALS AND ANTI-CANCER IMMUNITY.
David James (The University of Sydney)
GENETIC ANALYSIS OF METABOLIC DIVERSITY
Samantha Lewis (UC Berkeley)
MITOCHONDRIAL STRESS GRANULES SEQUESTER NUCLEIC ACIDS AND CONTRIBUTE TO TRANSLATIONAL CONTROL
Oliver Maddocks (University of Glasgow)
CANCER SPECIFIC AMINO ACID METABOLISM
Brendan Manning (Harvard University)
THE PI3K-MTOR PATHWAY CONTROLS CELLULAR AND SYSTEMIC METABOLISM
Christian Metallo (Salk Institute)
CROSSTALK BETWEEN AMINO ACID AND LIPID METABOLISM IN DIABETES CO-MORBIDITIES
Luke O’Neill (Trinity College Dublin)
A BREAK IN ENDOSYMBIOSIS AS A BASIS FOR INFLAMMATORY DISEASES
Thales Papagiannakopoulos (New York University)
METABOLIC AND PHYSIOLOGIC MECHANISMS OF DISEASE PROGRESSION IN LUNG CANCER
Rushika Perera (UCSF)
IDENTIFYING LYSOSOME DEPENDENT ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS THAT DRIVE PANCREATIC CANCER
Reuben Shaw (Salk Institute)
AMPK CONTROLS THE MITOCHONDRIAL REPLACEMENT PLAN
Karen Vousden (The Francis Crick Institute)
A ROLE FOR ONE CARBON METABOLISM IN CANCER DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESSION
Eileen White (Rutgers University)
SYSTEMIC CANCER METABOLISM
Omer Yilmaz (MIT)
DIETARY CONTROL OF INTESTINAL STEM CELLS IN PHYSIOLOGY AND DISEASE

Target Audience

We anticipate that the meeting will lead to the adoption of new technologies that will accelerate the rate of discovery in the field, encourage new collaborations between laboratories that may not have had previous interactions, and promote a focus on translational applications.  We expect attendees to emerge from the meeting with a clearer picture of how these different disciplines come together to shape our understanding of how metabolism impacts health and disease. We also expect that this meeting will help illuminate new areas of research in the field, and identify critical gaps in our knowledge that need further study in order to move the field forward. We plan for this meeting to be an exceptional opportunity for students, postdocs, and junior group leaders to meet more senior scientists and foster interactions that will increase their chances of success.

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Speakers

Invited Speakers

Theodore Alexandrov

EMBL

Kivanc Birsoy

The Rockefeller University

Donita Brady

University of Pennsylvania

Carlos Carmona-Fontaine

NYU

Nav Chandel

Northwestern Medicine

Ralph DeBerardinis

UT Southwestern

Gina DeNicola

Moffitt Cancer Center

Mark Febbraio

Monash University

Florent Ginhoux 

Singapore Immunology Network

Doug Green

St.Jude Children's Research Hospital

David James

The University of Sydney

Samantha Lewis

UC Berkeley

Oliver Maddocks

University of Glasgow

Brendan Manning

Harvard University

Christian Metallo

Salk Institute

Luke O’Neill

Trinity College Dublin

Thales Papagiannakopoulos

New York University

Rushika Perera

UCSF

Reuben Shaw

Salk Institute

Karen Vousden

The Francis Crick Institute

Eileen White

Rutgers University

Omer Yilmaz

MIT

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Programme

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Prices

Ticket Type Early Bird Full Price
Single
Choose this option if you will be attending the conference alone, or if you will bring accompanying guests that will not attend the meeting.
€1952 €2048
Shared
Choose this option if you wish to share with a colleague who is also attending the conference, or if you wish to be paired with another attendee of the same sex.
€1679 €1775
Student
Choose this option if you are a student. Please note all students will be paired with another attendee of the same sex if a room sharer is not specified. If you wish to have your own room, please register under the Single option.
€1583 €1679
Additional Person
This is the cost for an additional adult or child to join you in the same room, for the entire conference period. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. If you wish to extend your stay, please see our 'Extra night' prices.

Adult

€478

Child

€10

Extra nights
Prices are per person.

Adult

€244

Child

€0


All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (01,02,03 October 2024) on a single or shared basis. 
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Oceana restaurant with two soft drinks or juices, coffee/tea and water
- Buffet dinner in the in Oceana restaurant, plus two drinks vouchers (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer, or soft drink)
- BBQ Gala Dinner with three drink tickets (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer or soft drink)
- Two drink tickets during the poster session (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer or soft drink)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (01,02,03 October 2024) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Oceana restaurant with two soft drinks or juices, coffee/tea and water
- Buffet dinner in the in Oceana restaurant, plus two drinks vouchers (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer, or soft drink)
- BBQ Gala Dinner with three drink tickets (can be exchanged for a glass of house wine, glass of house beer or soft drink)
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme and accompanying guests must dine with the group.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (01,02,03 October 2024) on a shared basis per adult
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the in Oceana restaurant
- Buffet dinner in the in Oceana restaurant
- BBQ Gala Dinner
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room

Important Note: Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme and accompanying children must dine with the group. No beverages are included for children and must be paid on consumption.

Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 0-10 years. Children aged 11+ years are classified as an adult.

Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact Amy for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Buffet breakfast in Oceana restaurant
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 0-11 years when accompanied by an adult. Children aged 11+ years are classified as an adult.

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Grants

3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Venue

Hilton Malta

We are excited to be visiting this beautiful Mediterranean destination in autumn 2024 – the Hilton Malta in St Julian’s, Malta. The oceanfront resort overlooks the stunning Portomaso Marina in St. Julian’s.

This beautiful hotel is located only 15 minutes from the ancient capital city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso’s Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. As the countryside is dotted with medieval towers, wayside chapels and the oldest known human structures in the world, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum.

This is not an all-inclusive property, but we have arranged a full food and beverage package for delegates during the conference period which is included within the registration fee. Breakfast will be at leisure each morning, but participants will dine together for conference lunches and dinners. For anyone staying any extra nights, the rate will be bed and breakfast only so delegates can choose whether to dine at the hotel or explore and eat elsewhere. 

Hotel facilities include;
•    Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
•    4 Seasonal Outdoor Pools
•    Spa with Indoor Swimming Pool
•    Fitness Center and Tennis Court
•    3 Restaurants
•    2 Bars

Venue Rating

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Address

Vjal Portomaso St Julian's PTM, 01, Malta

Nearest Airport

Malta International Airport

Location

The Hilton Malta overlooks the stunning Portomaso Marina in St. Julian’s. This beautiful hotel is located only 15 minutes from the ancient capital city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Transportation

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes from Malta International Airport, the official airport of the Maltese Islands.

Taxis

Taxis are available outside the airport, however we would strongly recommend you use one of the transport app providers below.

There are 3 options for booking transport with an app- Uber, Bolt and eCabs. They all operate in and around Malta, and the fares are generally cheaper than a taxi. The cost of transfers between Malta International Airport and the city of St Julians generally ranges from €15 to €20.
 

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Local Activities

Local activity details will be announced here soon. 

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Childcare

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you.

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

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3rd Metabolism in Health & Disease Conference

Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24


01 Oct 2024 - 04 Oct 2024

St. Julians, Malta

Chairs

Janelle Ayres
The Salk Institute
Heather Christofk
UCLA
Erika Pearce
Johns Hopkins University

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Understanding the Role of Metabolism in Development, Physiology and Disease #MHD24

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