8th Scientific Retreat

19th - 20th September 2018
Oststeirischer Hof, Söchau


Wednesday, 19 th of September
15:30 Opening & Welcome Notes by the Speaker and Students' speakers
15:30 - 16:30 Presentations of Group 1
chaired by: Christina Leopold & Tamara Tomin
15:30 - 14:45 Gabriela Ziomek: Specific design of peptides for distinct manipulations of mitochondrial calcium uptake to revent cellular senescence and cancer cell survival
15:45 - 16:00 Juergen Gindlhuber: Fatty acid-dependent effects on lipid droplet formation and proteome composition in HepG2 cells
16:00 - 16:15 Christina Leopold: Hepatocyte-specific lysosomal acid lipase deficiency protects from diet-induced obesity but promotes hepatic inflammation
16:15 - 16:30 Katharina Kainz: Polyphenols as potential antifungal agents
16:30 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 17:15 Shirony Nicholson Puthen Veedu: A novel lipid regulating protein MGAP couples fatty acid availability to glycerolipid synthesis in proliferating cells
17:15 - 17:30 Katharina Walter: N-Acetylaspartate: a new alternative source of energy for cancer cells when nutrients are limited
17:30 - 17:45 Beatrix Wieser: Regulation of Sterol Regulated Element Binding Protein (SREBP)-1 through Adipose Tri Glyceride Lipase (ATGL)
18:00 Dinner
19:00 - 21:00 Science & Wine (Poster Session of Group 1)
Thursday, 20th of September
09:00 - 09:15 Introduction to the hearing procedure
by Gerald Hoefler and Ruth Birner-Gruenberger
09:15 - 10:15 Presentations of the New Faculty Members
09:15 - 09:35 Tobias Madl
09:35 - 09:55 Martin Pichler
09:55 - 10:15 Simon Sedej
10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:10 Short Presentations of Group 2
  Tamara Tomin
Dina Hofer
Alex Zaufel
Benjamin Gottschalk
Oleksandra Tiapko
Benedikt Kien
11:10 - 12:10 Poster Presentations of Group 2
  Tamara Tomin : Deletion of Adipose Triglyceride Lipase links triacylglycerol accumulation to a more aggressive cancer phenotype
  Dina Hofer: The N-acetylaspartate pathway is important for juvenile survival on fat-free diet and determines metabolic health
  Alex Zaufel: The mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) regulates bile acid biosynthetic and transporter gene expression via activity of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR)
  Benjamin Gottschalk: MICU1 controls cristae junction and spatially anchors mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter complex
  Oleksandra Tiapko: Exploring the lipid-sensing machinery of TRPC channels – a step towards control of cation channels by light
  Benedikt Kien: Investigating the role of perilipin 5 in lipid and energy metabolism
12:15 Lunch
13:30 - 13:55 Short Presentations of Group 3
  Isabelle Striessnig-Bina
Melanie Korbelius
Jelena Tadic
Chaitanya Chakravarthi Gali
Meghana Somlapura
13:55 - 14:55 Poster Presentations of Group 3
  Isabelle Striessnig-Bina: ATGL deficiency leads to lung cancer in mice
  Melanie Korbelius: Consequences of defective lipolysis in the small intestine on lipid metabolism
  Jelena Tadic: The Hsp40 family member DnaJA is required for Amyloid beta toxicity in models of Alzheimer’s disease
  Chaitanya Chakravarthi Gali: Identifying the mechanisms underlying impaired cerebrovascular insulin signaling in Alzheimer’s disease
  Meghana Somlapura: Differential role of p62/Sequestosome-1 isoforms in protein aggregation
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:30 Parallel Meetings of the Faculty and Students’ Faculty
16:30 - 17:00 Consortium Meeting & Concluding Remarks
17:30 Joint Dinner at the Gasthaus Haberl