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Interdisciplinary research among
Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Physiology and Medicine has
enabled significant progress in understanding the dynamics, function
and dysfunction of biological membranes and lipid storage and
mobilization, and the significance of these processes for human health
Lipotoxicity is referred to as the anomalous uptake, generation, and
activity of lipid derivatives mediating adverse, "lipotoxic" effects
including dysregulation of metabolic pathways, cell- and organelle
dysfunction, and cell death. The meeting will address lipotoxicity as a
pathological basis of prevalent human diseases, such as obesity, type 2
diabetes and atherosclerosis. Recent discoveries of molecular processes
that can induce or prevent lipotoxicity and that are expected to
contribute to the identification of valid targets for disease
intervention will be discussed.
The 3rd Graz Symposium is organized by the SFB LIPOTOX, a
networking program supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (www.fwf.ac.at), the City of Graz, and
the County of Styria. It is supported by the PhD program "Molecular
and the Lipidomics Research Center Graz initiative, a node in the EU
Dates and Venue
March 18-20, 2010
Opening: March 18, 12°°
Conference venue: Meerscheinschlössl, Mozartgasse 3, 8010 Graz,
The final program is now available (updated March 17).
List of Speakers (in
San Francisco, CA, USA
University of California
Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Department of
DUGAIL, Paris, France
- Institut national de la santé et de la recherche
Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Biochemistry and
Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan
Jichi Medical University School of Medicine,
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Alberta, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Cell
LIPPINCOTT-SCHWARTZ, Bethesda, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Section on
Cell Biology and Metabolism Program
Davis NG, Singapore
National University of Singapore, Department of
Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
LIMES Life and Medical Sciences Bonn, Biochemistry
& Cell Biology of Lipids
University of Goettingen, Department of
Biochemistry - Molecular Cell Biology
Tobias WALTHER, Munich,
Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Organelle Architecture and
Michael WELTE, Rochester, NY, USA
University of Rochester, Department of Biology
For a PDF-version of the list, please click here.
Early registration: until January 31, 2010; registration fee: regular 200 €
/ students 50 € Registration fee for group members of SFB LIPOTOX,
GOLD, and DK Molecular Enzymology until January 31, 2010: 0 €; however,
you need to register online (see link below)!
Registration fee between January 31 and
March 10, 2010: regular 500 € / students 200 € / group members of SFB
LIPOTOX, GOLD, and DK Molecular Enzymology 50 €.
If you want to register after March
10, please contact us at the registration desk on site. Payment for
registration and the social program is possible by credit card (Visa,
Mastercard, Diners, American Express) or bank transfer. Click
here for bank details.
registration and payment
by credit card
If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Lanschützer.
Abstract Submission and
Young scientists will have the opportunity to present a
poster or to be selected for a short talk. Posters and talks will be
selected from all submitted abstracts by the scientific committee. A
maximum number of 25 posters will be accepted. Abstracts must be in
English. Please use this
form to submit your abstract by mail to Claudia Lanschützer.
The deadline for abstract
submission is January 31, 2010. Please note that for
organizational reasons no exceptions can be made concerning this
We invite you to join us for a
guided tour through the beautiful Old Town of Graz in the afternoon of
Saturday, March 20. Please let us know us via the online registration
form (see link above) if you want to participate.
3 Best Poster Awards and 1
Best Short Talk Award will be selected by the plenary speakers.
travel-related information is offered by Graz Tourism at www.graz.at/cms/ziel/606743/EN/.
If you have any further questions or if you need assistance, please
don't hesitate to contact Claudia Lanschützer.
on Graz, Styria, and the universities participating in the SFB LIPOTOX