Cancer Metabolism Symposium - May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
Cancer Metabolism Symposium
May 23, 2013, 10 am - 4 pm
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
NIH: West Coast Metabolomics Center
Dr. Ronald M. Evans, a Howard Hughes Investigator at the Salk Institute, is an authority on hormones, both their normal activities and their roles in disease. A major achievement in Evans' lab was the discovery of a large family of receptors for the steroid hormones and Vitamins and elucidation of their functions in control of sugar and fat metabolism as well as in diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancers. Their recent work also illuminates our understanding the intricate link between circadian rhythm and metabolism and suggests new directions for treating metabolic disorders.
His presentation: Nuclear receptors in hunger games: from feast to famine
Dr. Kun-Liang Guan, a Professor of Pharmacology at UCSD, is a world leading investigator in cancer biology and kinase signaling in cell growth regulation. His lab made seminal contributions in the fields of mTOR and Hippo-YAP pathways and cancer metabolism. Their recent work identifies acetylation of metabolic enzymes as a key mode of metabolism regulation and helps elucidate how genetic alterations (e.g. in IDH) promote tumorigenesis through oncometabolites-mediated deregulation of epigenetic.
His presentation: Nutrient signaling in control of cell growth and autophagy
Ralph deVere White,Opening remarks
Oliver Fiehn, (Genome Center), Dysregulated metabolism in breast cancer
Hsing –Jien Kung, (Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine), Targeting arginine-addiction
Carlito Lebrilla, (Chemistry), Protein glycosylation as markers for diseases
Jian Jian Li, (Radiation Oncology), Mitochondria in tumor adptive response
Bruce Hammock, (Entomology), Omega 3 FA in blocking tumorigenesis
Hongwu Chen, (Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine), Chromatin regulator in metabolism reprogram
Lunch and light refreshments available for pre-registered (by May 21, 5 pm) attendees.
When & Where
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and NIH: West Coast Metabolomics Center
Symposium co-sponsored by:
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center: When faced with cancer, you want the best hope for a cure. At the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, recognized nationally as a leader in cancer research, care and education, we are breaking barriers to beat cancer.
More information: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/aboutus/index.html
The West Coast Metabolomics Center is a NIH Regional Resource Core designed to expand the availability of metabolomics services to investigators in many diverse fields while simultaneously advancing the state-of-the art in metabolomics research.
More information: http://metabolomics.ucdavis.edu/