Draft Programme

NuGO week 2018
Mitochondria, nutrition and health

Monday, 3rd  September
16.00  Start registration
17.30  Opening NuGO week 2018
Prof John Mathers, Chair NuGOweek 2018,  Newcastle University, UK
Prof David Burn, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Medicine, Newcastle University, UK
Welcome and opening
18.00  Prof Sir Doug Turnbull, Newcastle University, UK; Mitochondria in health and disease
18.45  Introduction of new NuGO member organisations

19.15   Welcome reception

Tuesday, 4th  September
Session 1:  Mitochondrial function in health and disease
09.00  Prof Patrick Schrauwen, University of Maastricht, NL;  Mitochondrial (dys)function in skeletal muscle and its role in type 2 diabetes
09.40  Prof Luca Scorrano, University of Padua, IT;  Keeping mitochondria in shape: a matter of life, death and metabolism
10.20  Coffee break

10.50  Short oral presentations
12.10  Poster session 1

13.00  Lunch

14.00  Social event (several options will be offered to discover Newcastle)

16.00  Coffee break

Session 2: Assessing Mitochondrial function
16.30  Prof Karsten Hiller, Technical University Braunschweig, DE; Profiling mitochondrial metabolism
17.10  Short oral presentations

Session 3:  Joint Programming Initiative ‘a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL): The Food Biomarkers  Alliance (FoodBALL)
17.30  Prof Edith Feskens, Wageningen University & Research, NL; FoodBall Finals – Results of  a project on biomarkers of food intake
18.10  Short oral presentations

Wednesday 5th September
Session 4:  Approaches to complexity
09.00  Dr Baruch Barzel, Bar-Ilan University, IL; Biological applications of complex network science
09.40  Prof John Chambers, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore; Genotypes, epitypes, metabotypes and heath
10.20  Coffee break

10.50  Prof Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Imperial College London, UK; DynaHEALTH project – Systematic bio-psychosocial modelling of glycaemic health
11.30   Prof Lothar Rink, RWTH Aachen University, DE; Zinc homeostasis as a gatekeeper of immune response
12.10  Poster session 2

13.00  Lunch

Session 5:  Early career investigators
14.00  Short oral presentations by PhDs/Postdocs <35 years
16.00  Coffee break

Session 6:  Bioinformatics tools
16.30  Dr Anthony Mathelier, Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway, NO; Introduction to Jaspar and related tools
17.10  Short oral presentations

19.30  Conference dinner at the Assembly Rooms

Thursday 6th September
Session 7:  Epigenetic effects of micronutrients and their impact on cellular and mitochondrial metabolism
09.00 Prof Susan Duthie, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK; Epigenetics and the exposome: the impact of diet on the epigenome and human cancer risk
09.30 Prof Carsten Carlberg, University of Eastern Finland, FI; Epigenetic effects of vitamin D
10.00 Coffee break

10.30  Dr Sara Pauwels, University of Leuven, BE; Methyl-group donors and the epigenome
11.00  Dr Gaofeng Wang, University of Miami, US; The epigenetic role of vitamin C in cancer treatment
11.30  Early career investigators
            Short oral presentations

12.00  Lunch

13.00 Prof Ram Reifen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL; Epigenetic effects of vitamin A
13.30 Prof Chris Evelo, Maastricht University, NL; Micronutrient effects on the epigenome, non-coding RNA, network analysis and visualisation
14.00 Prof Anna Kipp, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, DE; Epigenetic effects of the trace element selenium
14.30 Short break

14.45 Prof Michael Fenech, Foundation President of the Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation (APNNO); Wrap-up session 7
15.15  Closing session NuGO week 2018
– Wrap-up NuGO week 2018
– Announcement NuGO week 2019
– Close and depart

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