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Canadian Lipoprotein Conference brings together scientists from Canadian research institutions to present their recent, unpublished findings in the field of lipoprotein metabolism.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.
Dr. Ira Goldberg, MD, Director: Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the New York University Langong School of Medicine and Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr. Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine
The CLC provides an exceptional environment for established researchers, young investigators, and new trainees to showcase their work in a collegial environment. To support this, several awards are offered. For full details and applications, please click on the link below. Applications for New/Young Investigator and Senior Investigator awards must be submitted by TBA
Accommodation should be reserved at The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland http://www.sheratonhotelnewfoundland.com/
Transportation: St. John’s Airport (YYT) is 7.0 km/4.35 miles from The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, and a taxi will cost approximately $25.
Registration: Registration will open May 15th and will remain open until midnight on September 1st.
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