The Molecular Metabolism Conference: From Cell Biology to Systems Physiology

August 7–11, 2022
Nova Scotia, Canada


August 7-11, 2022

This FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) was launched in 1993 in recognition of the cloning and characterization of a subset of the major glucose transporter isoforms. Over the ensuing years, the conference has evolved to embrace emergent topics in metabolic control mechanisms as they relate to chronic diseases and conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

The conference features important advances in glucose transport biology and research into the regulatory mechanisms that control glucose homeostasis and the interplay between glucose and lipid metabolism. Also, information on diseases beyond diabetes—such as cancer and brain health, as well as the role of the gut in systemic glucose control—will be shared.

The conference will bring together biochemists, cell biologists, physiologists, pharmacologists, and clinical investigators interested in metabolic diseases. The conference provides a rare opportunity for a divergent group of investigators to gather for a week of intense discussion and discovery.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: July 15, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: July 7, 2022
Housing Deadline: July 15, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: July 17, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: August 3, 2022


The conference's main focus areas are: 1) The cell biology of organelle interactions and metabolic crosstalk; 2) Cell signaling mechanisms of sensing and coping with nutrient stress; 3) The interplay of adipocytes and inflammation; 4) Adaptive remodeling of carbon and electron fluxes; 5) The integrative physiology of glucose and lipid metabolism; 6) The role of the gut in glucose and energy metabolism; 7) The impact of fasting, exercise, circadian rhythms on glucose control; 8) Glucose and energy metabolism in the pathogenesis of diverse diseases.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • Cell Organelle Metabolic Hubs
  • Nutrient Signaling Mechanisms
  • Adipocyte Biology, Metabolism, and Inflammation
  • Obesity, Cancer, and Immunometabolism
  • Mitochondrial Networks and Bioenergetics
  • Epigenetics and Sex Differences
  • Gut Peptides and Microbiota
  • Intermittent Fasting, Exercise, and Genetics
  • Metabolism and Cognition

The conference covers eight sessions and four poster sessions. We are delighted to have Scott Summers, PhD, (University of Utah) present the keynote lecture. Additionally, the conference features a “Meet the Expert” session for trainees and junior faculty to meet experts in the field and receive career and scientific advice, and a Career Development Workshop to facilitate discussions with scientists from academia, industry, and government.

View the current agenda.

Keynote Lecture

Scott Summers, PhD, University of Utah



Deborah Muoio, PhD

Professor, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Jeffrey Elmendorf, PhD

Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

David Guertin, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Poster Information

For in-person posters used during the poster session, the poster board size is 4 feet tall (122 cm) and 8 feet wide (243 cm) so the size of the poster itself needs to be less than that. More instructions will be provided in an email one week prior to the event. 

Registration Fees

Early registration is available until July 7, 2022
Students: $1119 
Invited Speakers: $1269 

Regular registration fees start on July 8, 2022
Students: $1269 
Invited Speakers: $1269 

Reimbursement allocations are up to the organizers of each conference and depend on external funding availability, and therefore are not guaranteed. If you would like to be considered for partial reimbursement, please complete this form. If you are selected to receive any reimbursements for your registration and/or travel, you will be contacted via email with further instructions. Please note that this process will take several weeks after the conference occurs. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

Travel and Lodging

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) (56 miles / 88.6 km from hotel)

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre - 36 Treasure Drive Western Shore, Nova Scotia B0J 3M0, Canada

Single/double $170 CAD/night (exclusive of taxes/fees). The cutoff date is July 15, 2022. The conference registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below: 
Online or by phone at 1(800) 565-5075 - Choose “GROUP ID 2709” for the discounted rate either online or on the phone. 

Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here.

To request a rideshare with other participants click here. Please note that participation is completely voluntary and the responsibility of the individual. FASEB will not be matching or assigning rides. FASEB is not responsible for any liability or financial obligation that may arise from voluntary matching made using rideshare options.

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

For those traveling to Canada, there are specific travel requirements that must be followed and adhered to. These topics inlcude vaccination information, items needed at the border, testing, and ArriveCan. Travellers should visit this page for pertinent information.

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