Symposium: Novel Targets in GPCR Signaling

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					                                    Symposium program

As a meeting venue, a lecture hall in University of Helsinki building Economicum
(Arkadiagatan 7) is reserved; if the number of participants exceeds the capacity of this hall,
then the meeting will be transferred to a larger lecture hall (likely in the Meilahti Campus).

The general meeting schedule is approximately as follows:

26th August
8.00-9.00      Registration
9.00-9.10      Opening words
9.10 – 9.50    Introductory/Plenary lecture: Karl Åkerman (title to come)
9.50 – 10.10   Coffee
10.10 – 11.40  Session 1: Lipid signal generation
               10.10 Michael A. Frohman, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY,
                      USA: "Phospholipase D (PLD) regulation and targets"
               10.55 Jarmo T. Laitinen, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland:
                      "Phosphatases and hydrolases as guardians of lipid-GPCR
11.40 – 12.25 Session 2: Lipids and proteins in TRP channel regulation 1
               11.40 David J. Beech, University of Leeds, Leeds, England, UK:
                      "Integration of GPCRs, lipids and TRPC channels"
12.25 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 15.30 Session 3: Lipids and proteins in TRP channel regulation 2
               14.00 Vincenzo Di Marzo, Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry - CNR.
                      Pozzuoli, Italy: "Phytocannabinoid and endocannabinoid regulation
                      of TRP-channels"
               14.45 Kid Törnqvist, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland:
                      "Sphingosine metabolite signaling in Ca2+ regulation"
15.30 – 16.30 Coffee and poster session
16.30 – 18.00 Session 4: Lipids and proteins in TRP channel regulation 3
               16.30 Ari-Pekka Koivisto, OrionPharma Corporation, Turku, Finland:
                      "Sustained TRPA1 activation"
               17.15 Shmuel Muallem, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,
                      Dallas, TX, USA: "TRPC channels interacting protein"
18.30 or 19.00 Symposium Dinner at Ostrobottnia

27th August
9.00 – 10.30    Session 5: Sensory, neuronal and metabolic systems 1
                9.00 Eric Honoré, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne,
                       France: "The polycystin TRPP2 and mechanotransduction"
                9.45 Karl Åkerman, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland: "TRP
                       channel signaling in neuronal stem cells"
10.15 – 10.35   Coffee break
10.35 – 12.20   Session 6: Sensory, neuronal and metabolic systems 2
                10.35 Sue C. Kinnamon, Colorado State University, Aurora, CO, USA:
                       "GPCR signaling in taste cells"
                11.20 Ken Iwatsuki, Institute of Life Sciences, Ajinomoto CO., INC.,
                       Kawasaki, Japan: "Taste receptors in the gastrointestinal tract"
12.05 – 13.30   Lunch break
13.30 – 14.25   Session 7: Sensory, neuronal and metabolic systems 3

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                13.30 Graeme Milligan, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK:
                       "Fatty acid responsive GPCRs"
                14.15 Per-Olof Berggren, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden: "In
                       vivo evaluation of pancreatic beta cell signal-transduction"
15.00 – 15.30   Coffee
15.30 – 16.50   Session 8: Molecular mechanisms of G-protein and GPCR regulation
                15.30 Paul Insel, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA:
                       "Caveolae and lipid rafts in GPCR signaling"
                16.15 Steve Lanier, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC,
                       USA: "GPCR-independent heterotrimeric G-protein signaling"
17.00 – 17.10   Closing remarks


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