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Lipidomics of Health and Disease

March 24-26, 2021 | 10:00AM EDT | 2:00PM UTC | 3:00PM CET*
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Welcoming Remarks and Dedication to Michael J.O. Wakelam
10:00am - 10:40am Eastern - March 24, 2021
Jean E. Schaffer, MD, Organizer, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School; Steffany A.L. Bennett, PhD, Organizer, University of Ottawa; Sarah Spiegel, PhD, Keynote, Virginia Commonwealth University
Track: Welcoming Remarks and Dedication to Michael J.O. Wakelam

Wednesday
Welcoming Remarks and Dedication to Michael J.O. Wakelam
10:00am - 10:10am Eastern - March 24, 2021
Steffany A.L. Bennett, PhD, Organizer, University of Ottawa; Jean E. Schaffer, MD, Organizer, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School
Track: Welcoming Remarks and Dedication to Michael J.O. Wakelam

Wednesday
Sphingosine-1-Phosphate: From Bench to Clinic
10:10am - 10:40am Eastern - March 24, 2021
Sarah Spiegel, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Track: Welcoming Remarks and Dedication to Michael J.O. Wakelam

Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders I
10:40am - 12:50pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Jean E. Schaffer, MD, Co-Chair, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School; Scott A. Summers, PhD, Co-Chair, University of Utah
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders I

Wednesday
Cardiovascular Lipotoxicity
10:40am - 11:05am Eastern - March 24, 2021
Jean E. Schaffer, MD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders I

Wednesday
Ceramides and Metabolic Stress
11:05am - 11:30am Eastern - March 24, 2021
Scott A. Summers, PhD, University of Utah
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders I

Wednesday
Lipids and Cardiovascular and Steatotic Risk
11:55am - 12:20pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Julian L. Griffin, PhD, University of Cambridge
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders I

Wednesday
Short Talk: Lipidomic Signature of Atrial Tissue Differentiates Diabetic from Non-Diabetic Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients
12:20pm - 12:35pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Ilka M. Pinz, PhD, Maine Medical Center
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders I

Wednesday
Short Talk: Shifts in Lipid Metabolic Networks during Early Development, and Possible Implications for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
12:35pm - 12:50pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Arieh Moussaieff, PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders I

Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders II
05:00pm - 07:55pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Christine Des Rosiers, PhD, Co-Chair, Montreal Heart Institute (MHI); Justin G. Chitpin, BS, Co-Chair, University of Ottawa
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders II

Wednesday
Untargeted Lipidomics in Humans with Mitochondrial Disorders and Their Mouse Models for Disease Mechanism and Therapy Discovery
05:00pm - 05:25pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Christine Des Rosiers, PhD, Montreal Heart Institute (MHI)
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders II

Wednesday
Oxidized Lipids Regulating Atherosclerosis and Metabolism
05:25pm - 05:50pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Huiyong Yin, PhD, Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders II

Wednesday
Plasma Ceramides Are Associated with Specific Cerebrovascular Pathologies
05:50pm - 06:15pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders II

Wednesday
Short Talk: Longitudinal Plasma Lipidome and Growth Faltering in Rural Gambian Children: Inferring Causal Linkages using Econometric Tools
06:15pm - 06:30pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Gerard Bryan Gonzales, PhD, Wageningen University
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders II

Wednesday
Short Talk: Lipid-based Prediction of Differentiation Stage of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Colonies via MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging
06:55pm - 07:10pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Arina Nikitina, BS, Georgia Institute of Technology
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders II

Wednesday

Wednesday
Short Talk: BATL: Bayesian Annotations for Targeted Lipidomics
07:25pm - 07:40pm Eastern - March 24, 2021
Justin G. Chitpin, BS, University of Ottawa
Track: Lipid Regulation of Metabolic Disorders II

Lipids in Cancer
10:00am - 01:00pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
John E. Burke, PhD, Co-Chair, University of Victoria; Julie D. Saba, MD, PhD, Co-Chair, University of California, San Francisco
Track: Lipids in Cancer

Thursday
Lipid Protein Interaction in Cancer
10:00am - 10:25am Eastern - March 25, 2021
John E. Burke, PhD, University of Victoria
Track: Lipids in Cancer

Thursday
Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Lyase: The Path from Yeast Gene to Gene Therapy
10:25am - 10:50am Eastern - March 25, 2021
Julie D. Saba, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Track: Lipids in Cancer

Thursday
Regulation of the Acyl Chain Composition of Phosphoinositides
10:50am - 11:15am Eastern - March 25, 2021
Phillip T. Hawkins, PhD, Babraham Institute
Track: Lipids in Cancer

Thursday
Therapeutic Targeting of PI3K-AKT Signalling in Cancer
11:35am - 12:00pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Simon T. Barry, PhD, AstraZeneca
Track: Lipids in Cancer

Thursday
[NOT AVAILABLE ON DEMAND] Short Talk: Complex Glycosphingolipids in Macular Telangiectasia and Colon Cancer
12:15pm - 12:30pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Grace H. McGregor, PhD, University of California San Diego
Track: Lipids in Cancer

Thursday
Short Talk: Role of Phosphatidylinositol 4-Kinase IIIα in Chemokine Signaling
12:30pm - 12:45pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Barani Govindarajan, MS, Wayne State University
Track: Lipids in Cancer

Thursday
Short Talk: Tetraspanin CD37 Inhibits Lipid Metabolism in B-Cell Lymphoma
12:45pm - 01:00pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Rens Peeters, MS, RadboudUMC
Track: Lipids in Cancer

Lipids in Inflammation and Infection
05:00pm - 08:00pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Valerie B. O'Donnell, PhD, Co-Chair, Cardiff University; Nihal Altan-Bonnet, PhD, Co-Chair, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health; Thao Nguyen-Tran, MS, Co-Chair, University of Ottawa
Track: Lipids in Inflammation and Infection

Thursday
Oxylipin Metabolism is Regulated by Mitochondrial b-Oxidation during Bacterial Inflammation
05:00pm - 05:25pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Valerie B. O'Donnell, PhD, Cardiff University
Track: Lipids in Inflammation and Infection

Thursday
Palmitoylation of Coronavirus Spike Proteins and Attenuation by a Fatty Acid Synthase Inhibitor
05:25pm - 05:50pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Gregory D. Fairn, PhD, University of Toronto
Track: Lipids in Inflammation and Infection

Thursday
Polyisoprenyl Phosphate Remodeling Regulates Dendritic Cell Antigen Uptake and Lung inflammation
05:50pm - 06:15pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Bruce D. Levy, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Track: Lipids in Inflammation and Infection

Thursday
Lipid-Dependent Assembly and Budding of Emerging Viral Pathogens
06:40pm - 07:05pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Robert V. Stahelin, PhD, Purdue University
Track: Lipids in Inflammation and Infection

Thursday
Sneaking Out with the Trash: Coronavirus Egress
07:05pm - 07:30pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Nihal Altan-Bonnet, PhD, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health
Track: Lipids in Inflammation and Infection

Thursday
Short Talk: Immune Lipid Mediator Dysregulation Provides a Potential Mechanistic Link between Metabolic Comorbidities and Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Humans
07:30pm - 07:45pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Benjamin Schwarz, PhD, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institutes of Health
Track: Lipids in Inflammation and Infection

Thursday
Short Talk: Pulmonary Infection Results in Scarred Lipidome that Impacts the Response to Secondary Challenge
07:45pm - 08:00pm Eastern - March 25, 2021
Lydia M. Roberts, PhD, NIAID, National Institutes of Health
Track: Lipids in Inflammation and Infection

Lipids in Neurodegeneration I
10:00am - 01:00pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Steffany A.L. Bennett, PhD, Co-Chair, University of Ottawa; Graeme S.V. McDowell, MS, Co-Chair, University of Ottawa
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration I

Friday
Glycerolipids and Neurodegeneration
10:00am - 10:25am Eastern - March 26, 2021
Steffany A.L. Bennett, PhD, University of Ottawa
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration I

Friday
Lipids and Neuronal Disorders
10:25am - 10:50am Eastern - March 26, 2021
Gilbert Di Paolo, PhD, Denali Therapeutics Inc., USA
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration I

Friday
Inositol Lipid Signaling and Development of the Mammalian Brain
10:50am - 11:15am Eastern - March 26, 2021
Vytas A. Bankaitis, PhD, Texas A&M University
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration I

Friday
Neuronal Pathology in Neuronopathic Forms of Gaucher Disease: A Disease in which a Simple Glycosphingolipid Accumulates
11:35am - 12:00pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Tony Futerman, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration I

Friday
Short Talk: Mitochondrial and Autophagy Alteration in a Fatty Acid Hydroxylase-Associated Neurodegeneration Fly Model
12:00pm - 12:15pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Frida Mandik, MS, University of Luebeck
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration I

Friday
Short Talk: FTY 720 Improves the Phospholipid Compound of Brain Tissue and Pulmonary Surfactant in the Rodent Model of Acute Brain Ischemia
12:15pm - 12:30pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Pavel Gerasimov, Izhevsk State Medical Academy
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration I

Friday
Short Talk: Lipogenetics of Acid Ceramidase Disorders: From Metabolism to Preclinical Treatment
12:45pm - 01:00pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Luis Angel Albarran, University of Ottawa
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration I

Friday
Career Roundtable
02:00pm - 03:00pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Steffany A.L. Bennett, PhD, Panelist, University of Ottawa; Eamonn James Dickson, PhD, Panelist, University of California, Davis; Gilbert Di Paolo, PhD, Panelist, Denali Therapeutics Inc., USA
Track: Career Roundtable

Friday
Meet the Editors Roundtable
03:30pm - 04:30pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Shawnna Buttery, PhD, Panelist, Cell Press; Elisabetta Argenzio, PhD, Panelist, EMBO Journal
Track: Meet the Editors Roundtable

Lipids in Neurodegeneration II
05:00pm - 07:50pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Penelope Hallett, PhD, Co-Chair, Harvard Medical School; Irina Alecu, PhD, Co-Chair, University of Ottawa
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration II

Friday
Cholesterol and Phosphoinositides in Neurodegeneration
05:00pm - 05:25pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Eamonn James Dickson, PhD, University of California, Davis
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration II

Friday
Lipid Dyshomeostasis Alters Alpha-Synucleinopathy
05:25pm - 05:50pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Penelope Hallett, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration II

Friday
Lipidomics in Parkinson Disease
05:50pm - 06:15pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration II

Friday

Friday
Short Talk: Ceramide Accumulates in PINK1-Related Parkinson’s Disease Affecting Mitophagy and ß-oxidation
07:10pm - 07:25pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Melissa Vos, PhD, University of Lübeck
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration II

Friday
Short Talk: Analysis of Changes in Lipid Network in Parkinson’s Disease through Distance Correlation and Graph Analytics
07:25pm - 07:40pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Miroslava Cuperlovic-Culf, PhD, National Research Council
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration II

Friday
Closing Remarks
07:40pm - 07:50pm Eastern - March 26, 2021
Jean E. Schaffer, MD, Organizer, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School
Track: Lipids in Neurodegeneration II