Metabolism in Cancer and Stromal Cells (2nd edition)

26-27 November 2018, Leuven, Belgium
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Monday, 12 November, 2018
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Nov 12
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€ 325,00 
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€ 390,00 
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Metabolism in Cancer and Stromal Cells (2nd edition)

After a successful first edition of the VIB Conference “Metabolism in cancer and stromal cells” in September 2015, we are pleased to announce the second edition that will take place in the beautiful and historic city of Leuven.

During this international Conference we will focus on how cancer and stromal cells metabolically communicate and how their specific metabolism impacts disease development and progression. These cellular metabolism insights will offer novel therapeutic opportunities for malignant, metabolic, or inflammatory disease. In addition, also the impact of ‘omics’ technologies to study cellular metabolism will be highlighted during the meeting.

This conference will bring together internationally renowned experts who will showcase their findings on cell-type specific metabolism in cancer and beyond. By bringing together experts from different disciplines, we aim to provide a unique platform of interactions and to create a vibrant environment for discussions on novel concepts and recent technological developments.

In addition to the scientific program with plenary talks and poster sessions, there will be ample opportunities to network during the breaks, reception and conference dinner.

Submit your research:
If you are working in the field of Metabolism in Endothelial Cells, Cancer cells, Immune cells or Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts and you want to share new findings with your colleague-researchers, we would be happy to receive your abstract before 24 September! The best abstracts will be selected for oral presentation or can win the poster prize. All accepted abstracts will be included in the program book.

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Meet the Expert - Prof Karen Vousden

We offer all registered junior researchers the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Prof. Karen Vousden (The Francis Crick Institute, UK). During an informal round table discussion on the 26th of November (16:15 - 16:45), PhD students and postdocs will have the exclusive opportunity to ask any question/advise related to their research and careers. If you are interested in joining the free session, then send an e-mail to: conferences@vib.be.

Seating is very limited so make sure to reserve a spot soon.

Confirmed speakers

Peter Murray

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, DE

Jim Norman

Cancer Research UK- Beatson Institute, UK

Erika Pearce

MPI Of Immunobiology And Epigenetics, DE

Michael Potente

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, DE

Uwe Sauer

ETH Zurich, CH

Ralph DeBerardinis

Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center, US

Karen Vousden

The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Alec Kimmelman

NYU, Langone Health, US

Matthew Vander Heiden

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT, US

Susan Kaech

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US

Zolt Arany

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, US

Peter Carmeliet

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE

Olivier Feron

UCLouvain, BE

Shinya Kuroda

University of Tokyo, JP

Sara Rossana Zanivan

Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK

Andreas Fischer

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), DE

Russell Jones

Centre for Cancer and Cell Biology, Van Andel Research Institute, US

Day 1 - 26 November 2018

Monday, 26 November, 2018
08:30 - 09:10
Registration & Coffee
09:10 - 09:20
Welcome
Session 1: Metabolism of Endothelial Cells
09:20 - 09:55
Regulation of blood vessels by metabolites
Michael Potente
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, DE
09:55 - 10:30
Endothelial Metabolism
Zolt Arany
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, US
10:30 - 10:45
Selected from abstracts: FOXO1-induced metabolite signaling enforces quiescence in the vascular endothelium
Jorge Andrade
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, DE
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 11:30
Selected from abstracts: Endothelial FoxO1 deficiency prevents obesity-related disorders through increased endothelial glycolysis and vascular growth
Martina Rudnicki
York University, CA
11:30 - 12:05
Endothelial control of muscle metabolism
Andreas Fischer
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), DE
12:05 - 12:40
Angiogenesis revisited: Role and (therapeutic) Implications of Endothelial Metabolism
Peter Carmeliet
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
12:40 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Poster session
Session 2: Metabolism of Cancer Cells
14:30 - 15:05
Metabolic reprogramming in human tumors in vivo
Ralph DeBerardinis
Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center, US
15:05 - 15:40
Matthew Vander Heiden
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT, US
15:40 - 16:15
Glutamate secretion drives exosome release to link mitochondrial metabolism with cell migration and invasion.
Jim Norman
Cancer Research UK- Beatson Institute, UK
16:15 - 16:30
Selected from abstracts: Increased formate overflow is a hallmark of oxidative cancer and promotes invasion
Johannes Meiser
Luxembourg Institute of Health, LU
16:30 - 16:35
Droplet digital PCR allows for sensitive detection and quantification of (metabolic) oncogenes.
Koen De Gelas
Regional Sales Specialist droplet digital PCR, Bio-Rad
Sponsored talk
16:35 - 17:05
Coffee break
17:05 - 17:20
Selected from abstracts: Evidence for an alternative fatty acid desaturation pathway that increases metabolic plasticity in cancer cells
Kim Vriens
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
17:20 - 17:55
Lactate and protons accumulation: consequences but also causes of cancer cell metabolic rewiring
Olivier Feron
UCLouvain, BE
17:55 - 18:30
Regulation of metabolism and cancer development by p53
Karen Vousden
The Francis Crick Institute, UK
18:30 - 19:30
Network reception

Inclusive for all participants

20:00
Conference dinner

Guided walk through the picturesque city center of Leuven + Conference dinner at The Faculty Club.

(You can register for the conference dinner during your conference registration).

Organizing committee:

Peter Carmeliet, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Sarah-Maria Fendt, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Massimiliano Mazzone, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Jo Van Ginderachter, VIB Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Bart Ghesquière, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Evy Vierstraete, VIB Manager Science Events, BE

Day 2 - 27 November 2018

Tuesday, 27 November, 2018
08:45 - 09:15
Coffee
Session 3: Metabolism of Immune Cells
09:15 - 09:50
Metabolic warfare and anti-tumor immunity
Susan Kaech
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US
09:50 - 10:25
Metabolically regulated postranscriptional events in the control of immune cell function
Erika Pearce
MPI Of Immunobiology And Epigenetics, DE
10:25 - 10:40
Selected from abstracts: A defective pentose phosphate pathway reduces inflammatory macrophage responses during hypercholesterolemia
Jan Van den Bossche
UMC Amsterdam - VUmc, NL
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45
Hierarchical control of tumor immunity by myeloid amino acid metabolism
Peter Murray
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, DE
11:45 - 12:20
Regulation of T cell function by one-carbon metabolism
Russell Jones
Centre for Cancer and Cell Biology, Van Andel Research Institute, US
12:20 - 12:25
Nikon
Presenter TBA
Sponsored talk
12:25 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Poster session
Session 4: Metabolism of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts
14:00 - 14:35
Cancer associated fibroblast metabolism: role of the pyruvate dehydrogenase
Sara Rossana Zanivan
Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK
14:35 - 15:10
Identifying Metabolic Dependencies in Pancreatic Cancer
Alec Kimmelman
NYU, Langone Health, US
15:10 - 15:25
Selected from abstracts: Stroma-dependent reactivation of tumor growth from mitochondrial DNA-depleted cancer cells depends on dihydroorotate dehydrogenase
Jakub Rohlena
Institute of Biotechnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, CZ
15:25 - 15:55
Coffee break
Session 5: Omics Technologies
15:55 - 16:30
Trans-omic analysis of the liver of lean and obese mice during an oral glucose challenge
Shinya Kuroda
University of Tokyo, JP
16:30 - 17:05
Spatial metabolomics in tissues and single cells
17:05 - 17:40
Metabolic coordination through metabolite-protein interactions
Uwe Sauer
ETH Zurich, CH
17:40 - 17:50
Closing remarks

Organizing committee:

Peter Carmeliet, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Sarah-Maria Fendt, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Massimiliano Mazzone, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Jo Van Ginderachter, VIB Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Bart Ghesquière, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Evy Vierstraete, VIB Manager Science Events, BE

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 09-11-2018 until 11-12-2018.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 09-11-2018 until 11-12-2018.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.

Venue

KU Leuven
Promotion & Jubileumzaal

Naamsestraat 22,
3000 Leuven

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CANCELLATION POLICY
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All notifications received 2 months before the start of the event, get refunded for 100% minus an administrative fee of 50 euro.
All notifications received between 1 and 2 months before the start of the event, get refunded for 50% minus an administrative fee of  50 euro.
Cancellations requests received less than 1 month before the start of the event won't be refunded.
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Public transport

The venue is easy to reach from the Leuven train station, it will take you 15 min. to walk. The national railway company of Belgium is called NMBS.

Leuven Railway station
Martelarenplein 16
3000 Leuven

More info

Travel by car

Parking Sint Jacob

 

Sint-Jacobsplein
3000 Leuven

Parking Ladeuze

 

Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 9-17
3000 Leuven

Parking Erasmusplein

Herbert Hooverplein
3000 Leuven

Travel by plane

Brussels airport
A201
1930 Zaventem

More info

Housing

La Royale
Martelarenplein 6, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: info@laroyale.be

Hotel New Damshire
Schapenstraat 1, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: reservations@hotelnewdamshire.be


Novotel Leuven Centrum
Vuurkruisenlaan 4, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: h3153@accor.com


Hotel Binnenhof
Maria Theresiastraat 65, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: info@hotelbinnenhof.be

IBIS Leuven Centrum
Brusselsestraat 52, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: H1457-RE@accor.com
 

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