The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) announces a workshop focusing on the molecular players involved in the establishment, maintenance, and turnover of different fat depots. Speakers will present what is known about the molecular determinants of depot size and sites of deposition, cellular makeup (number and types of adipocytes, macrophages and endothelial cells), and factors that control remodeling and turnover of different fat depots.
Plenary talks, selected "hot topic" presentations, and a poster session will provide a forum for interactions among basic scientists and clinical researchers working across these areas.
Jonathan Graff, James Granneman, Carol Haft, C. Ronald Kahn, and Sheryl Sato
Adipose Cell Fate Determination (Precursor/Progenitor Cells)
Development of the Niche-Role of secreted factors and the ECM
Development of the Niche-Brown versus White Adipose Depots
Remodeling and Plasticity of Fat Depots
|CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
March 25, 2008 is the deadline for abstract submission from which posters and "hot topic" oral presentations will be selected. A limited number of travel awards are available for young investigators.
|FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT|
Ms. Susie Warner, CMP