Detailed Programme

Programme Tuesday June 2nd: Molecular Nutrition; lessons from mouse models 11.30: Lunch 12.00: Keynote Speaker 1: Prof. Michael Müller, University of East Anglia/IFR Institute of Food Research. ‘Nutrient Sensitive Molecular Profiling – lessons from mouse to man’ 13.00-15.30: Workshop 1: ‘Models utilized for measurement of cardio-metabolic health’ 13.00: Dr. Orla Finucane, UCD. ‘Mouse models utilized for measuring insulin sensitivity’ 13.15: Dr. Fiona McGillicuddy, UCD. ‘HDL function assays and in vivo macrophage-to-faeces RCT studies’ 13.30: Dr. Orla Finucane, UCD. ‘Application of genetically modified mice in molecular nutrition research’ 13.45: Dr. Neil Docherty, UCD. ‘Modelling the Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Diabesity Associated Kidney Disease in the Rat’ 14.00: Group work – Data analysis and discussion of metabolic data 15.30: Coffee Break 16.00: Dr. Orla Finucane, UCD. ‘Inflammation and Insulin Resistance – dietary regulation of the NLRP3 inflammasome complex’ 16.30: Dr. Fiona McGillicuddy, UCD. ‘Inflammatory driven dysregulation of lipid metabolism during obesity’ 17.00: Recreation 18.30: Coaches for dinner Wednesday June 3rd: Human Nutrition and Metabolism 09.00: Keynote Speaker 2: Prof. Ellen Blaak, University of Maastricht. ‘Metabolic Flexibility – integrating whole body physiology with molecular metabolism’ 10.00: Prof. Helen Roche, UCD. ‘Nutrigenomics – Gene-Nutrient Interactions and Metabolic Health’ 11.00: Coffee Break 11.30: Aoibheann McMorrow, UCD. ‘The cardio-metabolic response to an anti-inflammatory dietary intervention in overweight adolescents: a cross-over RCT’ 12.00: Dr. Lorraine Brennan. ‘Metabolomic platforms for the identification of novel biomarkers of metabolic dysfunction’ 13.00: Lunch 14.00-17.00 Workshop 2: Designing human interventional studies 14.00: Aoibheann McMorrow & Ruth Connaughton, ‘Factors to consider in human study designs – experimental approaches and measures of metabolic health’ 15.00: Group Session – design an intervention study 17.00: Recreation Thursday June 4th: Treatment strategies to combat obesity and diabetes 09.00: Keynote 3: Prof. Catherine Godson, UCD. ‘Complications of Diabetes – potential of novel pro-resolving lipid mediators to improve metabolic health’ 10.00: Dr. Brendan Egan, UCD. ‘Exercise and metabolic health’ 11.00: Coffee Break 11.30: Group presentations on human intervention designs and debate 12.30: Keynote 4: Prof. Carel le Roux, UCD. ‘Gut hormone signalling and appetite control – lessons from bariatric surgery’ 13.30: Lunch and Close
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