Metabolism Diet & Disease Conference 2012

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Metabolism Diet & Disease 2012

BioMed Central held its first conference on Metabolism, Diet and Disease in Washington DC from 29-31 May 2012.

The aim of the conference was to show how basic research on the biochemistry, cell biology and genetics of metabolism could address the major health problems of cancer, obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance, and explain ageing and longevity.

Contributions from nutritionists and epidemiologists were included, with a panel discussion focused on the connection between cancer and obesity and what we can do about it – both by understanding the link and by tackling obesity with scientifically informed strategies.

Conference-related publications:

·         A video of the panel discussion from the conference can be viewed by clicking here.

·         Thematic article series –  Metabolism, diet and disease

·         Cross-journal article collection - Nutrition and metabolism in health and disease

·         Meeting abstracts

Organizing committee


Richard Bergman

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA

Brown, Michael

Michael S. Brown

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Cantley, Lewis

Lewis Cantley

Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, USA

Goldstein, Joseph

Joseph L. Goldstein

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Guarente, Leonard

Leonard Guarente

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Head shot of Dr. Stephen Hursting.

Stephen Hursting

University of Texas and MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Michael Pollak

Michael Pollak

McGill University and Jewish General Hospital, Canada

Thompson, Craig

Craig Thompson

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Speakers & panel

deCabo, Rafael

Rafael de Cabo

National Institute on Aging, NIH, USA


Christine Ferguson

The George Washington University, USA

Friedman, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Friedman

The Rockefeller University, USA

Haigis, Marcia

Marcia Haigis

Harvard Medical School, USA


Grahame Hardie

University of Dundee, UK

Minolta DSC

Rudolf Kaaks

German Cancer Research Center, USA

Kahn, Barbara

Barbara Kahn

Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, USA


Mitchell Lazar

University of Pennsylvania, USA


David Mangelsdorf

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA


Raul Mostoslavsky

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

Linda Nebbling

Linda Nebeling

National Cancer Institute, USA

Christopher Newgard

Duke University Medical Center, USA

Petsko photo

Gregory Petsko

Weill Cornell Medical College and Brandeis University, USA


David Sabatini

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Staff Portrait of Bruce Spiegelman, Ph.D.

Bruce Spiegelman

Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Taubes photo

Gary Taubes

Independent Investigator, University of California Berkeley, usa

Luc Tappy

Luc Tappy

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Volek Head Shot v2

Jeff Volek

University of Connecticut, USA

Eric Westman

Eric Westman

Duke University Medical Center, USA

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