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43rd Symposium on Hormones and Cell Regulation
European Society of Endocrinology (ESE)


The brain – gut – microbiome network in metabolic regulation and dysregulation


Preliminary Programme


Wednesday 10th October


15:00 – 16.00  Bus arrives and cold lunch


16:00 – 16:10  Welcome


16:10 – 18:10  Cross-talk between the gut and the brain in metabolic regulation


16:10 – 16:50  Jens C. Brüning, Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research, Köln, Germany

CNS regulation of energy and glucose metabolism.


16:50 – 17:30  Dominic Withers, Imperial College, London, UK

Cellular and physiological mechanisms that control energy balance and longevity.


17:30 – 18:10  Patrice D. Cani, UCL, Brussels, Belgium

The endocannabinoid system and gut related (dys)functions: a connection with the gut microbiome?


18:10 – 18:50  Jens Juul Holst, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The endocrine function of the gut.



19:00 – 20:30  Dinner


20:30 – 21:30  Keynote Lecture

Daniel J. Drücker, Mount Sinaï Hospital, Toronto, Canada

The functions of GLP-2 in the gut.




21:30           Posters, wine/beer


Thursday 11th October


8:30 – 9:10  Cross-talk between the gut and the brain in metabolic regulation (end)


8:30 – 9:10  Vassilis Pachnis, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Control of the gastrointestinal tract by the enteric neuronal system.


9:10 – 13:00   The gut microbiota: a complex ecosystem and its interaction with host cells


9:10 – 9:50  Colin Hill, University College Cork, Ireland

Overview of gut microorganisms and their implication in shaping host metabolism.


9:50 – 10:30  Oluf B. Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Human gut microbes impact host serum metabolome and insulin sensitivity.



10:30 – 11:00  Coffee break


11:00 – 11:40  Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute, Jerusalem, Israel

Environmental, nutritional and endogenous modulation of the microbiota.


11:40 – 12:20  Siegfried Ussar, Helmholz Diabetes Center, München, Germany

Interactions between host genetics and gut microbiome in diabetes and metabolic syndrome.


12:20 – 13:00  Ruth Ley, Microbiome Science, Max Planck Institute, Tübingen, Germany.

Host-microbial interactions at the molecular level.


13:00 – 14:30   Lunch


14:30 – 16:30   Walk around Mt Ste Odile


16:30 – 19:10   New mediators/targets in gut function


16:30 – 17:10  Bart Staels, Institut Pasteur, Lille, France

Bile acids as metabolic regulators of endocrine function and energy metabolism.



17:10 – 17:50  Ellen Blaak, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Short chain fatty acids as mediators of host energy metabolism.


17:50 – 18:30  Gilles Mithieux, INSERM, Lyon, France

Regulation of intestinal gluconeogenesis: which consequences for neuroendocrine function and energy metabolism?


18:30 – 20:00  Dinner


20:00 – 21:00  Keynote lecture   

Karin Clément, Pitié-Salpëtrière, Paris, France

Organ cross-talk in the pathophysiology of obesity


21:00  Posters, wine/beer


Friday 12th October


8:30 - 12:30  The gut microbiome in metabolic regulation and dysregulation across lifespan


8:30 – 9:10  Fredrik Bäckhed, Salghrenska Academy, University of Göteborg, Sweden

Mechanistic studies of the impact of the gut microbiome on obesity and type 2 diabetes.


9:10 – 9:50  Remy Burcelin, INSERM, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.

Gut barrier and bacterial translocation in metabolic diseases.


9:50 – 10:30  Joël Doré, Metagenopolis, INRA, Paris, France

Do metagenomics approaches in cohorts support a key role for gut microbiome in metabolic diseases?


10:30 – 11:00  Coffee break


11:00 – 11:40  Herbert Tilg, Medical University, Innsbrück, Austria

Gut dysfunction and non-alkoholic fatty liver


11:40 – 12:20  Yolanda Sanz, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain

Intestinal dysbiosis, linked to nutritional disorders


12:30 – 14:00   Lunch


14:00 - 14:40  Patrizia Brigidi, University of Bologna, Italy

The gut microbiota of centenarians: signatures of longevity in the gut microbiota profiles.


14:40 – 18:00  The gut microbiome  and CNS dysfunction


14:40 – 15:20  Tristan Bolmont, Stemedica International, Lausanne, Switzerland

Gut microbiota and brain amyloid pathology


15:20 – 15:50  Coffee break


15:50 – 16:30  Sylvie Claeysen, INSERM U661, University of Montpellier, France

Microbiota influence on Alzheimer’s development


16:30 – 17:10  Elaine Y. Hsiao, Caltech/UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Microbiota modulate behavioural and physiological abnormalities  associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.


17:10 – 17:40  John Cryan, University College Cork, Ireland

Gut-brain axis revisited: which role for the gut microbiota in mood and depression?


17:40 – 18:00 Short talk


18:00 – 19:00 Keynote lecture

Rachel L. Batterham, UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, London, UK.

Molecular mechanisms involved in weight loss after bariatric surgery.


19:00 – 21:00 Wine tasting and gala dinner


21:00  Posters, wine/beer


Saturday 13th October


9:00 – 11:40  Therapeutic perspectives


9:00 – 9:40   Filipe Cabreiro, UCL, London, UK

Bacteria as macromolecular machines regulating the effect of drugs and diet on host health and lifespan.


9:40 – 10:20  Nathalie Delzenne, UCL, Brussels, Belgium

Feeding the gut microbiota with prebiotics: which consequences for host health?



10:20 – 10:50  Coffee break


10:50 – 11:30   Max Nieuwdorp, Akademisch Medisch Centrum, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gut microbial transfer from healthy to diseased (T2D) individuals.


11:30 – 12:30   Keynote lecture

Hubert Vidal, SFR Santé Lyon-Est, University of  Lyon, France.

Development of new probiotics for the treatment of diabetes/insulin resistance based on screening in Drosophila.


12:30 Lunch


13:30 Bus transfer








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