Cellular Metabolism in Disease: Friend or foe? A Recap
20th December 2017 saw the Cellular Metabolism in Disease: Friend or foe? symposium take place in ERIBA. The event was attended by around 60 researchers from the UMCG and other universities, with the focus on cellular metabolism and bioenergetics in the regulation and progression of human diseases.
Keynote speakers took participants on a journey through their most recent advances and discoveries in the field of metabolism.
Dr César Cardenas, professor at the University of Chile in Santiago, talked about calcium transfer from the endoplasmic reticulum to mitochondria in cancer metabolism.
Dr. Robert Bandsma, assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Canada, presented his research focused on metabolism in severely malnourished children.
Dr. Jan Van den Bossche, principal investigator at Vrije Universiteit University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc), told us about how metabolic reprogramming regulates macrophages and disease outcome.
PhD students in the departments of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Systems Biology, and Medical Microbiology were responsible for the organisation of the symposium, with support of the UMCG, Chilean Embassy in The Netherlands, the Network of Chilean Researchers in The Netherlands (IN-NL), GUIDE, and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen