The objective of this workshop is to gain a better understanding of the link between circadian rhythms and human health and disease. A particular emphasis will be on the influence of both central and cellular clocks on the physiology of behavior and metabolism, specifically effects on overall energy balance and obesity. The neural circuitry underlying the central clock, the effects of environment and diet, and its impact on cellular clocks and gene regulation will be investigated. We are interested in the interrelationship between clock genes and genes involved in metabolism, both the impact of circadian rhythms on metabolic gene regulation as well as the effect of nutrient intake and balance on the molecular components of the clock. The impact of endocrine signaling, nuclear receptors, and growth factors on the regulation of clock genes will be addressed. Epigenetic mechanisms, specifically the role of clock genes in the modification of chromatin to influence gene regulation, will be discussed. Our aim is to bring together investigators that study circadian rhythms at all levels, neural, tissue specific, and cellular, as a means to gain a broader understanding of the role and impact of these rhythms on metabolism. The goal of this workshop is to identify areas of future research to better elucidate the contribution of circadian rhythms to metabolism and disease.
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, February 19, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
FOR WORKSHOP CONTENT INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Corinne M. Silva, Ph.D.
Intracellular and Intrauterine Signaling
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Bethesda, MD 20892-5460
Tel: (301) 451-7335
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Denise Hoffman, CMP
Deputy Director of Conferences
The Scientifi c Consulting Group, Inc.
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