This FASEB SRC focuses on recent advances in the mechanisms by which nutrients and metabolites transduce information to cellular effector functions. Advances in nutritional genomics, epigenetics, metabolomics and the microbiome, in combination with innovations in nutrient signal transduction, are fueling development of new diagnostics, therapeutics, and personalized approaches to combat disease. The focus of the 2018 conference will be on nutrient sensing mechanisms for specific tissues including skeletal muscle, liver, and brain and the most recent work on glucose and AMPK, diabetes & obesity, and amino acid sensing.
Interest in these areas has intensified due to the rising incidence of obesity-related diseases and the desire to develop targeted therapies that address individual metabolic needs. This FASEB Conference brings together physician-scientists and research scientists for presentations, discussions, and potential collaborations to broaden our understanding of fundamental aspects of nutrient modulation of health and disease. The interdisciplinary nature of this conference serves to bridge cell biology with inter-organ metabolism and nutrient flux.
The conference is attended by professionals in the fields of nutrition and metabolism, biochemistry and molecular biology, physiology and cell biology, microbiology and immunology, endocrinology and exercise science. This is the only long-standing specialized international conference to focus on the regulation of cellular function and metabolism by nutrients. As such, this conference provides a unique platform to bring together investigators in diverse fields to exchange information and ideas.