The annual Canadian Lipoprotein Conference brings together scientists from Canadian research institutions to present their recent, unpublished findings in the field of lipoprotein metabolism.
Lipoproteins are complex, biochemical structures found in many animals from insects to humans whose primary function is to transport hydrophobic molecules such as cholesteryl esters (CE) and tricylglycerols (TAG) between the tissues of the body. To achieve this goal, CE and TAG are coated by a shell of amphipathic lipids (i.e. phospholipids, cholesterol) and proteins (i.e. apolipoproteins) to fom discoidal or spherical particles of various sizes which are soluble in the circulation (see figure). In addition to the structural component of lipoproteins, numerous proteins and signalling pathways are involved in the synthesis, secretion, modification and clearance of lipoproteins.
Conference Co-Chairs: Khosrow Adeli and Dominic Ng
Conference Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children – 686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4
Accommodation: Rooms reserved at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel and Marriott Toronto Downtown.
Dr. Jay D. Horton , M.D.
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity and Diabetes
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
Dr. Tony Lam
Canada Research Chair in Obesity Scientist,
Division of Cellular & Molecular Biology
Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI),
University of Toronto