Metabolism and Life Symposium

5-6 May 2016
Sabri Ülker Center
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation

Metabolism, which encompasses all of the reactions that generate and use energy and is the most fundamental process of life.
At the cellular and organismal levels, metabolic flux and balance is a requisite to move, to replicate, to repair damage, and to sustain life. Disruptions to this delicate balance are a major contributor to disease and aging. It is the molecular explanation of how we interact with the internal and external environment and operate as living organisms. Thus, in some sense metabolism is the ‘life’.

From this point of view, Sabri Ülker Center for Metabolic Research and the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is organising the inaugural “Metabolism and Life Symposium”, to be held May 5-6, 2016 in İstanbul. Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation is hosting the “Metabolism and Life Symposium” which will be organised in Four Seasons Hotel Conference Hall.

The Sabri Ülker Center for Metabolic Research is committed to investigating the molecular underpinnings of metabolism, its interactions with nutrients, and its dysregulation in chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as well as during aging, with the long-term goal of translating the findings into new therapeutic directions and strategies to prolong healthspan. The inaugural “Metabolism and Life Symposium” is constructed on this framework and brings together a spectacular array of global experts exploring various aspects of metabolism in health and disease states and during the aging process.

“Metabolism and Life Symposium” will be an opportunity for attendees to engage with and learn from the globally recognized leading researchers in the field of metabolism from around the world. Sessions will feature presentations from renowned experts describing their innovative work to unravel the molecular details of metabolic pathways and translate these findings into real-world approaches to treat or prevent metabolic disease. The symposium will also be a great platform for young and emerging scientists to interact with established experts and for local and international scholars to build new networks.

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