27 octobre: Launch - Faculty Diabetes Centre


9:30-9:45        Welcome address, Prof. Jacques Philippe and Prof. Thierry Berney

Dr. Yvan Gosmain (Prof. Jacques Philippe’s group): The alpha and L cells in type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Dr.Salvatore Fabbiano (Prof. Mirko Trajkovski’s group): Gut microbiota and adipose tissue browning

Dr. Ildiko Santo: Oxygen radicals in the regulation of metabolic homeostasis

10:45-11:15 – Coffee break

Dr. Charlotte Barbieux (Prof. Thierry Berney’s group): Analysis of gene expression in islet preparations released for transplantation

Dr. Jorge Altirriba Gutierrez (Prof. Françoise Rohner-Jeanrenaud’s group):Oxytocin role in diabetes and metabolism

Dorothea Portius (Prof. Michelangelo Foti’s group): Hepatic insulin receptor/PTEN and IGF-1 receptor/PTEN signalling differentially affect glucose and lipid homeostasis

Dr. Estelle Brioudes (Prof. Domenico Bosco’s group): Effect of phorbol ester in actin remodelling of E cadherin–mediated adhesion of human beta- cells

12:15-14:00 - Lunch break

14:00-15:30    Dr. Ursula Loizides (Dr. Charna Dibner’s group): Impact of the circadian oscillator and metabolic disorders on human skeletal muscle lipid homeostasis

Dr. Ana Vinuela (Prof. Emmanouil Dermitzakis’ group): Transcriptional analysis of T2D relevant tissues in humans

Valentina Cigliola (Prof. Pedro Luis Herrera’s group): Beta-cell reconstitution by islet cell-type interconversion

Dr. Nicolas Bonnet (Prof. Serge Ferrari’s group): Bone-specific ablation of Pparγ increases bone mass and improves energy metabolism

Prof. Pierre Maechler: Glutamate, the Swiss Army knife of metabolic control

Prof. Francesco Negro: Metabolic alterations induced by the hepatitis C virus

15:30-15:45    Official launch of the Faculty Diabetes Centre, Prof. Henri Bounameaux, Dean, Faculty of Medicine UNIGE

15:45-16:15 – Coffee break

Prof. Alain Golay

Prof. Valérie Schwitzgebel: Monogenic diabetes

Dr. Miwa Umebayashi (Prof. Howard Riezman’s group): Probing the membrane environment of the human insulin receptor

Dr. Xavier Brenachot (Prof. Roberto Coppari’s group): Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor gamma: a novel anti-diabetic target?

17:30-18:00    Concluding Remarks

Prof. Roberto Coppari and Prof. Valérie Schwitzgebel, co-ordinators, Faculty Diabetes Centre

The event will be followed by drinks, offered by Charles River Pharmaceuticals


27 octobre 2015