The lipid symposium “From fat to fact: Recent insight into insect lipid metabolism” is approaching!

The lipid symposium “From fat to fact: Recent insight into insect lipid metabolism” is approaching!

Umut and Laura Musselman (Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA) are organizers of the “From Fat to Fact: Recent Insights on Insect Lipid Metabolism”, which will be held at the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, St. Louis, on Wednesday Nov 20, 2019 at 01:30 PM- 05:30 PM in Room 267 of America’s Center. The symposium will cover lipid metabolism, from cellular lipid biochemistry to physiology and behavior. Recent insights derived from various approaches will be emphasized. Use of insect models to understand human lipid metabolism disorders and pest control strategies targeting fat body and lipid metabolism will also be highlighted. Fourteen world-wide experts of insect lipid metabolism will deliver keynotes in this exciting event. The speakers and their talks are:

  1. Laura Palanker Musselman, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

“Lessons about lipid metabolism from tissue-specific genetics and lipidomics studies in obese Drosophila melanogaster”

  1. Michael A. Welte, University of Rochester, USA

“A new intersection between lipid and protein metabolism: lipid droplets store and buffer histones in Drosophila melanogaster

  1. Michael Lehmann, University of Arkansas, USA

“Nuclear Lipin controls a metabolic response that bolsters starvation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster”

  1. Robert Wessells, Wayne State University, USA

“Octopamine signaling through adrenergic receptors is necessary and sufficient for adaptations to chronic exercise training in Drosophila.”

  1. Jason Tennessen, University of Indiana USA

“The Drosophila melanogaster Estrogen-Related Receptor promotes triglyceride accumulation during larval development”

  1. Laura Reed, University of Alabama, USA

“Untargeted metabolomics analyses reveal genotype-by-environment interaction effects on obesity-related phenotypes in genetically diverse Drosophila melanogaster larvae”

  1. Matthew Thimgan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

“Lipid metabolic regulation of sleep”

  1. Umut Toprak, Ankara University, Turkey

“A chicken or egg question in lipid research: Does calcium homeostasis affect lipid metabolism or lipid metabolism affect calcium homeostasis?”

  1. Katie E. Marshall, University of British Columbia, Canada

“Lipid biochemistry in the winter: influences of cold and fluctuating temperatures”

  1. George D. Yocum, Red River Agricultural Research Center, Fargo, USA

“A sweet and fat review of insulin signaling and lipid metabolism in diapausing insects”

  1. Daniel A. Hahn, University of Florida, USA

“The fatness and fertility hypothesis in insects, what do we know about the role of fat body signals in coordinating the timing of reproduction and other life histories?”

  1. David Majerowicz,  Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“An initial characterization of the lipid metabolism of the beetle Tribolium castaneum”

  1. Ronald Kühnlein, University of Graz, Austria

“Regulation of Drosophila melanogaster storage lipid metabolism by Hormone-sensitive lipase”

  1. Katia C. Gondim, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“Lipid synthesis and oxidation in Rhodnius prolixus: a delicate balance”


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