AIM Center Annual Meeting & Symposium 2019
- Sharon Tooze, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
"Initiation of autophagy by ATG9 vesicles and PI4P"
- Fulvio Reggiori, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
"Supplying lipid to the forming autophagosome"
- Zvulun Elazar, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
"Relationship between fatty acid, lipid synthesis and Autophagy"
Shortly after the first session our guests were able to get lunch and attend our workshop, "Meeting the Experts Workshop: From Concepts to Methodologies". The workshop consisted of about an hour and a half of meeting top scientists in autophagy related fields. This was a great networking opportunity for our guests as well as a great opportunity to have our Affiliate Members and International Council of Affiliate Members meet and speak to so many people. The workshop was moderated by Dr. Leon Murphy (Casma Therapeutics) and Dr. Li Yu (Tsinghua University) and consisted of:
- Christian Behrends
Proteomics and autophagy network regulation
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, München, Germany
- Judy Cannon, Yuexi Gu, Larry Sklar, John Weaver
The AIM Center Core services and capabilities
The AIM Center, UNM Health Sciences, Albuquerque NM, USA
- Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen
University of Turku, Finland
- Terje Johansen
The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
- Noboru Mizushima
Autophagy Initiation and Maturation
University of Tokyo, Japan
- Michael Ragusa
Structural biology of autophagy systems
Dartmouth University, New Hampshire, USA
- Kevin Ryan
Autophagy and Cancer
Cancer Research Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK
- Maria Vaccaro
Membrane Proteins and Autophagy
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Tamotsu Yoshimori
Autophagy in Diseases
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
The second session titled Autophagy Intersections with Other Pathways, was chaired by Dr. Noboru Mizushima (University of Tokyo). This session consisted of:
- Patrice Codogno, Universté Paris Descartes Sorbonne, Paris, France
"Autophagy: a protective response to shear stress"
- Gabor Juhasz, Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
"Intersections and different regulation of autophagy and crinophagy"
- Thierry Galli, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences of Paris, INSERM
"Role of VAMP7-dependent unconventional secretion in neurite growth"
- Phyllis Hanson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, USA
"ESCRTs in endolysosomal membrane repair"
To wrap up the day, our third session titled "Autophagy in Models for Basic Science and Disease" was chaired by Dr. Terje Johansen (The Arctic University of Norway). This session was composed of our final three speakers:
- David Rubinsztein, Cambridge University, UK
"Contact inhibition compromises autophagy"
- Devrim Gozuacik, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
"Novel regulators of autophagy"
- Quan Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
"Molecular regulation of selective mitophagy and its role in inflammasome activation and hepatocarcinogenesis"
We would like to thank everyone that attended the AIM Center's 2019 Annual Meeting and Symposium. The talks were nothing less than exceptional and a fantastic opportunity for the researchers here to meet and speak with leading professionals in the field.!