EPFL BioE Talks Series - Minisymposium on Metabolism


Event details

Date 02.10.2023
Hour 13:0017:30
Speaker Six speakers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA, USA) and EPFL (Lausanne, CH)
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
WEEKLY EPFL BIOE TALKS SERIES - Special Minisymposium on Metabolism

(download abstracts and speaker bios HERE - pdf, 559 kB)

13:00-13:05  Opening Words by Johan Auwerx (EPFL)
13:05-13:45  Kristina Schoonjans (EPFL, Lausanne, CH)
A Systems Genetics Approach to Identify Novel Determinants
Of Bile Acid Homeostasis

13:45-14:25  Ronald M. Evans, Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA)
Colon Cancer Checks in When Bile Acids Check Out
14:25-15:05  Christian Metallo, Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA)
Dysregulation of Amino Acid and Sphingolipid Metabolism In
Co-morbidities of Diabetes

15:05-15-30  Coffee Break

15:30-16:10  Johan Auwerx (EPFL, Lausanne, CH)
Ceramide de Novo Synthesis Links Muscle Disorders With
Mitochondrial and Protein Homeostasis

16:10-16:50  Giovanni D’Angelo (EPFL, Lausanne, CH)
The Lipotype Hypothesis
16:50-17:30  Armand Kurum (EPFL, Lausanne, CH)
Cancer-Cell Stiffening via Cholesterol Depletion Enhances

17:30 (approx.)  end
  • Participation is free of charge, however registration is required
  • The event is officially recognized by ResAL as continuing education for animal experimentation license holders: registered attendees who are requesting this upon registration may be granted an attendance certificate counting for one half day of continuing education.
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2023, noon.

Zoom link (with one-time registration for the whole weekly EPFL BioE Talks series) for attending remotely: https://go.epfl.ch/EPFLBioETalks

Instructions for 1st-year Ph.D. students who are under EDBB’s mandatory seminar attendance rule:
IF you are not attending in-person in the room, please make sure to
  1. send D. Reinhard a note before noon on seminar day, informing that you plan to attend the talk online, and
  2. be signed in on Zoom with a recognizable user name (not a pseudonym making it difficult or impossible to be identified).
Students attending the seminar in-person should collect a confirmation signature after the talk - please print your own signature sheet beforehand (71 kB pdf available for download here).

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Registration required


  • EPFL Institute of Bioengineering (IBI)