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Programme 2023


Chair: Johannes Berger and Katrin Watschinger

  • Nancy Braverman | The clinical picture caused by ether lipid deficiency
  • Masanori Honsho | Regulation of plasmalogen biosynthesis in mammals
  • Irfan Lodhi | Plasmalogens in the regulation of energy homeostasis

Chair: Irfan Lodhi and Nancy Braverman

  • Serhii Chornyi | Resolution of the role of peroxisomal beta-oxidation and ABC transporters in ether lipid synthesis
  • Katrin Watschinger | Biochemistry of plasmanylethanolamine desaturase
  • Johannes Berger | The role of plasmanyl and plasmenyl ether phospholipids in brain pathologies
  • Kristin Böhlig | Visualization of intracellular ether lipid localization and transport
  • Hua Bai | Peroxisomal-derived ether phospholipids regulate mitochondrial dynamics through the recruitment of fission proteins during aging

Chair: Johannes Berger

  • Raphael A Zoeller | Forward Genetics to Drug Discovery – An Unexpected Journey

Chair: Yvette Schooneveldt and Yow Keat Tham

  • Markus A. Keller | Elucidating Molecular Characteristics and Tissue-Specificity of Ether Lipids in Plasmalogen-Deficiency
  • Jakob Koch | Elucidating plasmanyl and plasmenyl assignment in liquid chromatography and ion mobility separations
  • Frédéric M. Vaz | Two new ether lipid classes in relation to Sjogren Larsson syndrome
  • Expert Opinion | Quantitative comparison of different lipid (sub)classes (e.g. ethanolamine and choline plasmalogens): Markus A. Keller, Frédéric M. Vaz, Sudip Paul

Chair: Pedro Brites and Markus Keller

  • Sudip Paul | Plasmalogen modulation is a potential therapy for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Yow Keat Tham | Plasmalogen Modulation Attenuates Pathological Cardiac Morphology and Preserves Function in a Mouse Model of Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Tara Smith | Generation and characterization of an inducible plasmalogen-deficiency animal model of neurodegeneration
  • Yvette Schooneveldt | Exploring Ether Lipid Metabolism and Obesity in Large Population Cohorts using Lipid Ratios and GWAS

Chair: Shamim Hossain and Serhii Chornyi

  • Howard Goldfine | Plasmalogens in bacteria: Distribution, biosynthesis and function
  • Montserrat Elías | Arnanz Plasmalogen biosynthesis in the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus: parallels and variations with the mammalian pathway
  • Yuru Deng | Lipids in cubic membranes: a focus on plasmalogen
  • Angelina Angelova | Nanoformulation of plasmalogens for applications in nanomedicine

Chair: Masanori Honsho and Hua Bai

  • Shamim Hossain | Unlocking the mysteries of plasmalogens: The vital role in boosting brainpower and fighting diseases
  • Jinxin Gu | Plasmalogens eliminate aging-associated synaptic defects in mice
  • Pedro Brites | The role of plasmalogens on the nervous system

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