The EndoConnect Symposium on Endo-Lysosomes in Metabolic Regulation


Invitation from the organizers:
Do you want to become part of an exciting new field that explores the link between the endo-lysosomal system and metabolism? Then save the date for the inaugural “EndoConnect Symposium on Endo-Lysosomes in Metabolic Regulation”, taking place in Cambridge, UK, from 19-21 November 2024!

Conference description:

The endo-lysosomal system is composed of several membranous compartments responsible for the internalization and sorting of different cargo molecules. The system is crucial for cellular homeostasis, as it is involved in nutrient sensing and signaling, cell polarity, and cell migration.
Recent findings point towards a role for the endosomal system in metabolic homeostasis. This is supported by evidence that defects in the endocytic pathway often contribute to severe metabolic phenotypes, such as type 2 diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease. Despite this, the molecular mechanisms that interconnect the endo-lysosomal system and metabolism remain unknown, as research has traditionally focused on studying both modules independently from each other.
The aim of the EndoConnect consortium is to change this by promoting interdisciplinary research that narrows the gap between the study of the endo-lysosomal system and metabolic research.

This EndoConnect Symposium aims to bring together leading scientists focused on molecular mechanisms, structural and cell biology, or physiological and translational research. Thus, this event will provide an up-to-date overview of the most recent discoveries concerning the role of the endosomal system in metabolism.

About the location:

The EndoConnect symposium will be held at the AstraZeneca Discovery Centre (DISC), a state-of-the-art global R&D facility located in the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK.

About the organizers:

The EndoConnect consortium is an international Innovative Training Network (ITN) consortium funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program Marie Sklodowska-Curie, Grant Agreement No. 953489.

Find out more information about the EndoConnect consortium HERE.

Speakers (alphabetical order):

  • Ana Maria Cuervo – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
  • Clemence Blouet – University of Cambridge, UK
  • Fiona Gribble – University of Cambridge, UK
  • Marino Zerial – Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
  • Renate Schreiber – University of Graz, Austria
  • Sharon Tooze – The Francis Crick Institute, UK
  • Volker Hauke – Leibniz Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology, Germany

Registration is open now!

General €250 €325
Register HERE
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