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Sabri Ülker Center Symposium on Metabolism and Life
May 26 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 3:00 pm
The 2021 Sabri Ülker Symposium on Metabolism and Life is a free conference and will be held online via livestream.
The symposium is focused on metabolism, which encompasses all of the reactions that generate and use energy and is the most fundamental process of life, starting from the synthesis of the very first macromolecule. At the cellular and organismal levels, metabolic flux and balance is a requisite to move, to replicate, to repair damage, and to sustain life, and indeed disruptions to this delicate balance are a major contributor to disease and aging. Thus, in some sense metabolism is life; it is the molecular explanation of how we interact with the internal and external environment and operate as living organisms. Proper metabolism ensures robust function and health, and metabolic disturbances set the stage for chronic disease and the greatest threats to global public health. The Sabri Ülker Center for Metabolic Research is committed to investigating the molecular underpinnings of metabolism, its interactions with nutrients, and its dysregulation in chronic metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases as well as during aging, with the long-term goal of translating the findings into new preventive and therapeutic directions and strategies to prolong healthspan. The third Sabri Ülker Symposium on Metabolism and Life is constructed on this framework and brings together a spectacular array of global experts exploring various aspects of metabolism, and implications for health and disease states and during the aging process.