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FOCIS 2023

June 20 - 23, 2023

Boston, MA

CSI Sponsored Symposium:
Tuesday, June 20, 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Immunometabolism 10 Years later: Implications for Health and Disease and Translational Immunometabolism



Francesca Di Cara, Dalhousie University, Halifax (NS)

Ramon Klein Geltink, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (BC)

1:30 - 2:00

“Uncovering novel metabolic insights in T cells with 13C-glucose tracing in human ovarian cancer”

Julian Lum, Associate Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria (BC)

2:00 - 2:30

“Insulin receptor signaling in adaptive immunity”

Sue Tsai, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton (AB)

2:30 - 3:00

“PI 3-kinase-dependant reprogramming of hexokinase isoforms regulates B cell metabolism and function”

Aaron Marshall, Professor & Head, Department of Immunology and President of the Canadian Society for Immunology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (MB)

3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:00

“Immunometabolic Control of Stress Response”

Chao Wang, Assistant Professor/Scientist Canada Research Chair in Immunometabolism of Neuroinflammation (Tier 2), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre University of Toronto, Toronto (ON)

4:00 - 4:30

“Mitochondrial complex III ROS improves anti-tumor CD8+ T cell function”

Ramon Klein Geltink, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia (BC)

4:30 - 5:00

“Peroxisome’s metabolism orchestrates myeloid cells development and activation in health and disease”

Francesca Di Cara, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology and Host-Pathogen interactions, Dalhousie University (NS)

5:00 - 5:30

“Nutrient and energy-sensing pathways as drivers of macrophage immunometabolism”

Morgan Fullerton, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa (ON)