Sunday, september 30th, 2018 – Opening session

Christoph Benning (Michigan State University, USA), A role for lipid droplets in membrane lipid remodeling

Monday, October 1st, 2018 – Morning session

1. The Lipid Droplet: From Biophysics To Metabolism

Keywords: biophysics of lipid droplets, lipid storage, emulsions, lipid droplets in all states, including milk fat globule and lipoproteins

Confirmed invited keynote speakers:

  • Abdou Rachid Thiam (CNRS and ENS Paris, France)
  • Nurit Argov-Argaman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), Metabolic regulation of milk fat globule size; Novel targets for improving milk quality

Monday, October 1st, 2018 – Afternoon session

2. Lipid biosynthesis in plants and microorganisms for bioenergy, green chemistry and nutrition

Keywords: microalgae, biofuel, green chemistry, nutrition

Confirmed invited keynote speakers:

  • Eric Maréchal (CNRS and CEA, Grenoble, France), Role of nitric oxide in nitrogen and lipid homeostasis in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum
  • Inna Khozin-Goldberg (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), Microalgal lipid droplets as reservoir for high value molecules

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 – Morning session

3. Lipidomics, lipid imaging and trafficking in membranes and lipid droplets

Keywords: Lipid imaging, Lipidomics, Lipid signalling, lipid trafficking, membrane trafficking, microscopy, mass spectrometry

Confirmed invited keynote speakers:

  • Kent Chapman (University of North Texas, USA), New players in plant lipid droplet biology
  • Alenka Čopič (CNRS, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France), Interaction of amphipathic helices with lipid droplets in cells and in vitro

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 – Afternoon session

4. Lipid droplets in the gut: from digestion of dietary lipids to oral lipid-based drug delivery systems

Keywords: lipid digestion, intestinal absorption of lipids, lipids in the enterocyte, oral lipid-based drug delivery systems, lipid imaging in the gut, lipids in satiety mechanisms, lipid micronutriments, dietary lipid-drug interactions

Confirmed invited keynote speakers:

  • Tim Wooster (Nestlé RC, Switzerland), Gastric structured emulsions: design and in vivo imaging
  • Vincent Jannin (Gattefossé, France), SEDDS – Self-emulsifying lipid droplets to enhance the solubility, stability, and absorption of poorly orally-bioavailable drugs

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 – Morning session

5. Enzymes in lipid modification

Keywords: structure-function relationships, lipases, phospholipases, other enzymes, green chemistry

Confirmed invited keynote speakers:

  • Monika Oberer (University of Graz, Austria), Protein-protein interactions regulate the activity of Adipose Triglyeride Lipase in intracellular lipolysis
  • Toni Petan (Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Lipid droplets balance fatty acid trafficking with cell survival mechanisms and protect cancer cells from nutrient and lipotoxic stress 


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