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Diabetes (J3)


Organizer(s) Jiandie Lin, Clay F. Semenkovich and Rohit N. Kulkarni
January 22—26, 2017
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Sep 22, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 22, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 22, 2016

Sponsored by AstraZeneca, Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB) and Novo Nordisk A/S. Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Summary of Meeting:
Diabetes has reached alarming proportions worldwide, and the need for new therapies is great. Exercise and bariatric surgery are known to elicit profound metabolic benefits in type 2 diabetes, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The possibility of altering metabolism through RNA-based therapies is also intriguing. This conference will bring together a diverse array of scientists from academia and industry, thereby facilitating knowledge exchange and interactions, leading to elucidation of better treatments. Joint sessions with the simultaneous conference on “Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology” will create opportunities for synergies. Specifically, the conference will examine recent advances in understanding of brown/beige adipose tissue function; endocrine, paracrine and nutrient signaling; molecular mechanisms of metabolic signaling; emerging topics, including long noncoding RNA and the influence of the gut microbiome; and new approaches to drug development for treating diabetes and obesity.

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Scholarships/Awards

NIDDK - 5R13DK104616-02 Scholarship Recipients

Yanlin He
Baylor College of Medicine, USA

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Scholarship Recipients

Cholsoon Jang
Princeton University, USA

Xingxing Kong
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA

Leonidas Lundell
Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Erin E. Mulvihill
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Canada

Susana Rodriguez
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Kfir Sharabi
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Anthony R. P. Verkerke
East Carolina University, USA

Zhao Zhang
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Yi Zhu
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Funded by Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Olaniyi Temitope Adedosu
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Md. Maroof Alam
Aligarh Muslim University, India

Ana Alves-Wagner
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Brazil

Winny Ariesandi
Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Indonesia

Rotimi Olusanya Arise
University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Opeyemi Oluwayemisi Ayodele
Mountain Top University, Nigeria

Neha Deora
Vellore Institute of Technology, India

Yewlsew Mekuria Gibe
Jimma University, Ethiopia

Sabina Semiz
International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Anna Shalimova
Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine

Ruhi Sikka
Guru Nanak Dev University, India