2016 Symposium Details

Date & Time: May 11, 2016, 10am - 6pm

Location: A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building, Wayne State University,
5101 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Admission is free, but advanced registration is required.

Abstract Deadline: April 27, 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: May 6, 5:00 PM


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2016 Lipids@Wayne Symposium

Lipids@Wayne, the forum for exchange of research ideas, methods, and knowledge in lipids research, is pleased to sponsor the third annual symposium on May 11, 2016. The symposium addresses the vital roles of lipids in cellular processes required for normal physiological function. Perturbation of lipid metabolism contributes to numerous pathologies, including cancer and cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurological disorders. We invite you to participate in this exploration of the lipid frontier. (View & download the symposium flyer)

Keynote Speaker

Daniela Corda, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, National Research Council, Naples, Italy. Mechanisms of Membrane Fission: Role of the Lipid Metabolism

Plenary Speakers

Barbara Baird, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Participation of membrane lipids in receptor-mediated cellular signaling

Imad Shureqi, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. ALOX15 signaling via PPAR-delta in inflammation and cancer:  Flipping the off Switch

Nada Abumrad, Ph.D., Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. Lipids, immunity and matrix link CD36 to the metabolic syndrome

Hei Sook Sul, Ph.D., Professor, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Regulation of Fat Metabolism

Schedule of Events
8:30am - 9:00am   Poster Setup
9:00am - 10:00am   Registration & Coffee
10:00am - 11:40am   Session I (Baird & Shureqi)
11:40am - 2:00pm   Lunch & Poster Session
2:00pm - 3:40pm   Session II (Abumrad & Sul)
3:40pm - 4:00pm   Coffee Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm   Keynote Speaker (Corda)
5:00pm - 6:00pm   Social Session & Light Refreshments
6:00pm   Remove Posters


Free parking will be available at Structure #6 (Putnam & Cass Roads). Provide the parking attendant with your name for free entry.


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Previous Symposia

For more information about previous Lipids@Wayne symposia, please visit the following pages:

2015 Second Annual Symposium

2014 Inaugural Symposium







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