Conference Synopsis

The Yeast Lipid Conference (YLC) is an international scientific meeting held biannually. These conferences promote information exchange and free discussion between scientists working on, or interested in any aspect of yeast or fungal lipids. YLC 2019 will cover topics ranging from metabolism of phospholipids and sterols, protein-membrane interactions, to yeasts as a platform for lipid production and a model for studies of molecular mechanisms involved in human pathogenesis.


See www.yeastlipidconference.com for more information.

Scientific
committee

  • Karin Athenstaedt (AT)
  • Alenka Čopič (FR)
  • Klaus Natter (AT)
  • Martin Valachovič (SK)
  • Uroš Petrovič (SI)

Organizing
committee

  • Uroš Petrovič (SI)
  • Neža Čadež (SI)
  • Marko Dolinar (SI)
  • Jernej Šribar (SI)
  • Nada Kraševec (SI)

Sessions

  • Phospholipids, sterols & metabolism
  • Protein-membrane interactions & inter-organelle membrane contact sites
  • Yeast as a platform for lipid production

22nd – 24th

May, 2019

Ljubljana

Slovenia

120

Avaliable places

13

Confirmed invited speakers

Who's Speaking?

Keynote lecture

George Carman

Rutgers University, USA

Invited speakers

Karin Athenstaedt

University of Graz, Austria

Pedro Carvalho

University of Oxford, UK

Alenka Čopič

Institut Jacques-Monod/CNRS, France

Rober Ernst

Saarland University, Germany

Photographer: Alex Schander

Florian Fröhlich

Osnabrück University, Germany

Sepp D. Kohlwein

University of Graz, Austria

Jan Malinsky

The Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic

Jean-Marc Nicaud

INRA-AgroParisTech, France

Harald Pichler

Technical University of Graz, Austria

Doron Rapaport

University of Tübingen, Germany

Symeon Siniossoglou

University of Cambridge, UK

Event Schedule

Session: Phospholipids, sterols & metabolism

Start End Session
13:45
14:00

Opening ceremony

14:00
14:45

George Carman: Fat-regulating Pah1 PA phosphatase: Roles and regulation in lipid homeostasis

14:45
15:15

Karin Athenstaedt: Regulation of the yeast glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase Gpt2p by phosphorylation

15:15
15:30

Xue Bao: Shortening of average acyl chain length enables yeast to grow without the major membrane lipid phosphatidylcholine

15:30
16:00

Coffee break & Poster viewing

16:00
16:30

Doron Rapaport: Overexpression of branched-chain amino acid aminotransferases rescues the growth defects of cells lacking the Barth Syndrome related gene TAZ1

16:30
16:45

Peter Griač: Cardiolipin synthase, an essential enzyme of the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe , is encoded by a mitochondrial fusion protein

16:45
17:00

Anant K. Menon: Water for sterol: a novel mechanism of sterol egress from the binding pocket of a yeast StARkin domain

17:00
17:15

Christer Ejsing: Simultaneous flux analysis across all major lipid metabolic pathways by high-resolution mass spectrometry

17:15
17:20

Barut Brewing & Blending - special yeasts for special beer (sponsor)

17:20
18:00

Poster viewing & (special) Beer Tasting (sponsored)

18:00
18:30

Symeon Siniossoglou: Compartmentalized synthesis of triacylglycerol at the inner nuclear membrane

18:30
18:45

Jana Patton-Vogt: Regulation and function of the PC deacylation-reacylation remodeling pathway (PC-DRP)

18:45
19:00

Cunqui Ye: Synthesis of membrane phospholipids influences redox metabolism to promote cell growth and survival

19:00
19:15

Mária Balážová: The specific degradation of phosphatidylglycerol

19:15
19:45

Sepp D. Kohlwein: Regulating the metabolic flow of fatty acids – a greasy line between life and death

Session: Protein-membrane interactions & inter-organelle membrane contact sites

Start End Session
09:00
09:30

Pedro Carvalho: Regulation of organelle biogenesis at the endoplasmic reticulum

09:30
10:00

Maria Bohnert: Same-same, but different: determinants of lipid droplet diversity

10:00
10:15

Chao-Wen Wang: Seipin mediates sphingolipid homeostasis at a subdomain of the endoplasmic reticulum in close vicinity to the lipid droplet

10:15
10:35

Poster pitches 1

10:35
11:15

Coffee break & Poster viewing

11:15
11:45

Florian Fröhlich: Molecular mechanisms of sphingolipid homeostasis in the endolysosomal system

11:45
12:15

Jan Malinsky: Proposed sphingolipid sensor affects vacuolar morphology and function

12:15
12:30

Oliver Schmidt: Endosome and Golgi-associated degradation (EGAD) of membrane proteins regulates sphingolipid metabolism

12:30
13:00

Poster pitches 2

13:00
14:15

Sandwich lunch & Poster viewing (& Steering Committee’s meeting)

14:15
14:45

Robert Ernst: Emerging roles of the UPR in membrane homeostasis

14:45
15:00

Patrick Rockenfeller: The RIM101 pathway regulates endosomal lipid traffic and metabolism

15:00
15:15

Sabrina Büttner: Age-dependent changes of membrane contact sites

15:15
15:30

Javier M. Hernandez: Mechanisms of cell-cell membrane fusion during yeast mating

15:30
16:15

Coffee break & Poster viewing

16:15
16:45

Alenka Čopič: Transport of phosphatidylserine by Osh6 in budding yeast

16:45
17:00

Ganiyu Alli-Balogun: Ice2p has properties of a SERINC-like regulator of membrane function, not an ER-plasma membrane tether

17:00
17:15

Françoise M. Roelants: TORC2-dependent phosphorylation of Ysp2 disrupts its association with beta-propeller proteins located at PMER contact sites

17:15
17:30

Derek McCusker: Avidity-driven polarity axis establishment via multivalent lipid-GTPase module interactions

17:30
17:45

Toon de Kroon: ERMES- and vCLAMP-facilitated intermembrane lipid transport is molecular species-selective

18:30

Social event / Conference dinner

Session: Yeast as a platform for lipid production (Acies Bio session)

Start End Session
09:00
09:30

Jean-Marc Nicaud: Yarrowia lipolytica strains for usual and unusual lipid production and new tools for system biology and genetic engineering in this yeast

09:30
09:45

Martin Kavšček: Yarrowia lipolytica as chassis strain for bioproducts

09:45
10:00

Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro: Synthetic biology strategies for the production of carotenoids in Y. lipolytica

10:00
10:15

Sylwia Jezierska: Redirecting the lipid metabolism of Starmerella bombicola from glycolipids to free fatty acid production

10:15
10:45

Coffee break & Poster viewing

10:45
11:15

Tao Yu: Reprogramming yeast metabolism from alcoholic fermentation to lipogenesis

11:15
11:30

Klaus Natter: Optimization of the oleaginous phenotype in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

11:30
11:45

Dennis Lamers: Metabolic engineering of Schwanniomyces occidentalis for increased lipid productivity

11:45
12:00

Raffaella Desirè Di Lorenzo: Modulation of Lipomyces starkeyi ’s fatty acids profile by metabolic engineering and optimization of single cell oils (SCOs) production

12:00
13:00

Sandwich lunch & Poster viewing

13:00
13:30

Harald Pichler: Terpenoid engineering in Pichia pastoris

13:30
13:45

Elia Tomás-Pejó: Efficient lipid production from organic wastes by Y. lipolytica : volatile fatty acid as novel low-cost substrates

13:45
14:00

Veerle Akkermans: Biosurfactants produced from oleaginous cell lysate; Why not?

14:00
14:15

Milan Čertik: Production of oil enriched with erucic acid by Yarrowia lipolytica

14:15
14:45

Closing ceremony & Invitation to the 15th YLC in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Basic Information

DATE

22nd – 24th May, 2019

LOCATION

Ljubljana, Slovenia

RESERVATION

120 Avaliable places

SPEAKERS

14 Confirmed invited speakers

The conference venue is Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, Ljubljana. The institute is a 20- to 30-minute walk from the Ljubljana city center, and can be reached directly by city bus lines 1 or 6. All participants will get a city card Urbana for rides on Ljubljana city buses. On Wednesday the program will start in the early afternoon. Lunch on Wednesday is not included in the registration fee, and one option to have lunch prior to the conference start is in the Jozef Stefan Institute cafeteria.

Ljubljana offers a wide range of accommodation. Participants will find and organize their own accommodation during the conference.


Registration Fees:

Participants from academic institutions: 300 EUR

PhD students: 200 EUR

Participants from industry: 360 EUR


Payment account information:

The registration fee for the congress must be paid in euros by bank transfer, otherwise the registration will not be considered as valid.

Jafral d.o.o, Stegne 13A, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

SWIFT: KBMASI2X

IBAN: SI56 0430 2000 327 70 32

Purpose: YLC 2019 – "Name and surname of the participant"

Registration fee includes:


Conference materials and abstract e-book, access to the lecture room and posters, 2 lunches, social event and conference dinner on Thursday, May 23, coffee and refreshments during breaks. All participants will get a city card Urbana for rides on Ljubljana city buses. Registration fee does NOT include accommodation.

Price for the conference dinner for accompanying persons is 35 EUR. Please register with the organizers in advance by sending an e-mail to ylc2019@alfa-faktor.si.



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