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Nencki Conference
for Life Sciences

Focus on Lipid Metabolism

About conference

Nencki Conference for Life Science – Focus on Lipid Metabolism

Lipids represent the most energy-dense component of our diets. Therefore,  they serve as the most desirable material to store energy. Apart from acting as fuel molecules, different lipids play multiple structural and signaling functions in the cells. Lipid overload or defects in the enzymatic and signaling machinery regulating lipid handling cause multiple disorders ranging from metabolic diseases (obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and metabolic fatty liver disease), through different types of cancers to immune disorders.  Our understanding of the molecular mechanisms governing different aspects of lipid metabolism is far from being completed. Moreover, the role of lipid metabolism in pathophysiology of many processes is not completely understood. Thus the Nencki Conference for Life Science will focus this year on lipid metabolism. The meeting will cover  multiple aspects connected to the metabolism of lipids:

  • Role of lipid droplets in the regulation of cellular metabolism and response to stress
  • Lipid metabolism in carcinogenesis
  • The impact of lipids on the immune response
  • Pathophysiological processes caused by dysregulation of lipid handling
  • Technical advances in  the identification of processes regulating lipid homeostasis.

Nencki Conference will provide a unique opportunity for discussion of cutting-edge science between researchers at different stages of their careers. Four lecture sessions and two poster events will provide an opportunity networking and the exchange of scientific ideas.

Nencki Conference for Life Science Series

The Nencki Institute is a flagship research institution of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Conferences and workshops Organized by Nencki Institute focus on scientific excellence and propagate international networking, equality, and diversity.

Main informations

Venue: CN Conference Hall at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (3 Pasteur Street, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland).

The conference fee is based on the type of registration: Young Scientist – PhD students (50€), Academic (100€), Non-academic (100€).

Thank you all for submissions and abstracts.  Abstracts will be assessed by Scientific Board until April 30th 2024.

We would like to inform you about the extension of registration for passive or active – poster participation deadline.

You can still register on  https://conference.nencki.edu.pl/registration until May 10th 2024, 23.59.59 CET

Program

Thursday

  • Registration

  • Opening remarks

    Agnieszka Dobrzyń
    Grzegorz Sumara
  • Session 1 - Lipid droplets in (not only lipid) homeostasis

    Grzegorz Sumara (chair)
    • Keynote lecture - Cellular mechanisms of lipid homeostasis: From lipid droplets to ferroptosis

      James Olzmann
    • Long talk - Lipid droplets – managing fat in the battle against stress

      Toni Petan
    • Short talk – selected from the abstracts

    • Short talk – selected from the abstracts

    • Short talk – selected from the abstracts

    • Flash talks – selected from abstracts

  • Corporate presentation (TSE Systems and AnimaLab): New trends in automated metabolic, behavioral, and physiological phenotyping of rodents

    Holger Russig, PhD
  • Lunch break and Poster session 1

  • Session 2 - From lipids to immune response

    Tomasz Wypych (chair)
    • Keynote lecture - Cardiolipin remodellin by Tafazzin controls inflammatory T cell responses

      Martin Vaeth
    • Long talk - Intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes regulate intestinal and organismal metabolism

      Mahima Swamy
    • Short talk – selected from abstracts

    • Short talk – selected from abstracts

    • Short talk – selected from abstracts

    • Flash talks – selected from abstracts

Friday

  • Session 3 - Lipid metabolism and signaling – role in cancer and beyond

    Magdalena Wit (chair)
    • Keynote lecture - Targeting Lipid Metabolism in Cancer

      Almut Schulze
    • Long talk - A chemical proteomics approach towards mapping lipid pathways

      Siddhesh Kamat
    • Short talk – selected from abstracts

    • Short talk – selected from abstract

    • Short talk – selected from abstracts

    • Short talk – selected from abstracts

    • Flash talks – selected from abstracts

  • Lunch break and Poster session 2

  • Session 4 - Lipids in metabolic diseases

    Mariusz Więckowski (chair)
    • Keynote lecture - Addressing heterogeneity and the role of genetics in patients with MASLD

      Marcin Krawczyk
    • Short talk - Platelet-derived lipids promote insulin secretion of pancreatic β cells

      Katarzyna Kolczyńska Matysiak
    • Short talk – selected from abstracts

    • Short talk – selected from abstracts

  • Closing remarks, Short talks, and Poster prizes

    Agnieszka Dobrzyń
    Grzegorz Sumara
  • Open Scientific Picnic of the Nencki Institute

Speakers

  • Almut Schulze

    German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
    Heidelberg, Germany
  • James Olzmann

    Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology, University of California
    Berkeley, USA
  • Martin Vaeth

    Würzburg Institute of Systems Immunology, Max Planck Research Group, JMU
    Würzburg, Germany
  • Marcin Krawczyk

    Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes
    Homburg, Germany
  • Toni Petan

    Jozef Stefan Institute
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Mahima Swamy

    University of Dundee
    Dundee, United Kingdom
  • Siddhesh Kamat

    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
    Pune, India
  • Katarzyna Kolczyńska Matysiak

    Dioscuri Centre for Metabolic Diseases, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
    Warsaw, Poland

Organizers

  • Agnieszka Dobrzyń

    Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Grzegorz Sumara

    Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Tomasz Wypych

    Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Mariusz Więckowski

    Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Magdalena Wit

    Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Olga Sumara

    Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Anna Bombińska

    Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
    Warsaw, Poland

Sponsors

Info

Venue

CN Conference Hall at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (3 Pasteur Street, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland).

How to get to Nencki Institute?

By bus

From the airport

From “Lotnisko Chopina – Przyloty“ bus stop (Arrivals) you might take a bus 175 (Pl.Piłsudskiego direction) or bus 188 (Gocławek Wschodni direction). Trip should take 16 minutes. Get off at “Szpital Banacha” bus stop at Żwirki i Wigury Street. From there it is less than a 10 – minute walk to the Institute

You can buy a ticket from the ticket machine either at a bus stop or in a bus. Only card payments are accepted. A 20-minute ticket costs 3,40PLN.

From train station

You might take a bus 521 from “Dw. Centralny“ bus stop (Szczęśliwice direction) and get off at “Och-Teatr” bus stop at Grójecka Street. From there it is less than a 5 – minute walk to the Institute.

By tram

From the central train station you might take a tram 7, 9 or 25 from “Dw.Centralny” tram stop (P+R Al.Krakowska or Banacha direction) and get off at “Och-Teatr” tram stop at Grójecka Street. From there it is less than a 5 – minute walk to the Institute.

By taxi

You might catch a taxi cab outside the terminal or central train station.

You can also call any of the taxi corporations: Ele TAXI +48 22 811 11 11, Radio Taxi +48 22 19191, WAWA Taxi +48 22 333 4444; SAWA Taxi +48 22 644 44 44; Super Taxi +48 22 19 622.The cost of the ride from the airport to the Institute should be approximately 12 EUR (50 PLN). The ride should take 10-15 minutes.

Accommodation (suggestions)

General info

  • Official currency: polish zloty (PLN)
  • COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Poland. Therefore, providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result is not required. For more info visit reopen.europa.eu
  • Electricity: 220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz

Accessibility

We strive to host accessible event that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility, please contact conference2024@nencki.edu.pl

About poster session

  • Poster size: A1
  • Poster orientation: vertical
  • Poster abstract (up to 2000 characters)
  • Language of the talks and posters: English

Contact

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
3 Pasteur Street, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
conference2024@nencki.edu.pl