May 6-8, 2019

Organized by Rigshospitalet, University of Southern Denmark, Roskilde University and Danish Diabetes Academy


Time: May 6th-8th 2019

Venue: Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19, Hellerup, Denmark

Organizing committee: Søren Nielsen, Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld, Louise Torp Dalgaard

Poster evaluation committee: TBA

May 6

8:30–9:30 Registration, Coffee & Breakfast

Welcome: 09:30–09:45

Louise Torp Dalgaard, Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld & Søren Nielsen

Session I: Keynote Lectures

Keynote lecture: 9:45-10:45 

Anders H. Lund Professor, Director, Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen

New roles for old ncRNA: Tuning the ribosome in health and disease

Keynote lecture: 10:45-11:45 

Stefanie Dimmeler Professor, Director,  Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, Goethe University Frankfurt

Non-coding RNAs as therapeutic targets for cardiovascular disease

Short talk selected from submitted abstracts: 11:45–12:00

12:00–13:00 Lunch Break and poster session

Session II: Prediabetes and intergenerational metabolic disease 13:00-14:30

Chair: Søren Nielsen

Adelheid Lempradl, Ass. Professor, Van Andel Research Institute, Michigan, USA

piRNAs in intergenerational reprograming

Romain Barrès, Professor , NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen. 

Implication of small RNAs in gametic inheritance induced by metabolic insult

Short break: 14:30 - 14:45

Short talk selected from submitted abstracts: 14:30–14:45

Session III: Exercise Physiology, muscle atrophy and regeneration 14:45-17:00

Chair: Søren Nielsen

Anna Krook, Professor, Karolinska insituttet 

Skeletal muscle microRNAs and regulation of metabolism

Short break: 15:45 - 16:00

Severine Lamon, 

Mitochondrial non-coding RNAs as new regulators of skeletal muscle function

Dinner for the participants 19:00: Restaurant Brdr. Price, Glassalen, Tivoli, Copenhagen (Tickets to enter Tivoli will be handed out

Monday). Map 

May 7

8:30–9:00 Coffee & Breakfast

Session IV: Noncoding RNAs in pancreas biology 9:00-12:00

Chair: Louise Torp Dalgaard

Welcome: 09:00–09:15

Anand Hardikar, ​Associate Professor, The University of Sydney & NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Australia 

A multi-center, multi-ethnic cfDNA and microRNA profiling analysis for Type 1 Diabetes

Lena Eliasson, ​Professor, Lund University Diabetes Center, Sweden 

MicroRNAs in the regulation of insulin- and glucagon secretion

Short break: 10:45 - 11:00

Lori Sussel, Professor and Director of Basic and Translational research

Long non-coding RNA regulation of islet function  

Short talk selected from submitted abstracts: 11:45–12:00

12:00–13:00 Lunch Break and poster session

Session V: Noncoding RNAs in liver metabolism 13:00-16:15

Chair: Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld

Praveen Sethupathy, Associate Professor, Cornell University, New York, USA 

MicroRNA drivers of NAFLD

Short break: 14:30 - 14:45

Ulf A. Ørom, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Århus University, Århus, Denmark

Regulation of microRNA biogenesis

Kathryn J. Moore, Professor, Department of Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, USA 


Boat tour and dinner for speakers: 16:15-

May 8

8:30–9:00 Coffee & Breakfast

Session VI: Adipocyte noncoding networks 9:00-12:00

Chair: Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld

Welcome: 09:00–09:15

Lei Sun, Associate Professor, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders Programme, DUKE-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Explore the function of non-coding genes in adipose tissue

Peter Arner, Professor, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institure, Stockholm, Sweden

Long non-coding RNAs as regulators of human fat cell development and function

Short break: 10:45-11.00

Marcelo Mori, Associate Professor, Institute of Biology, University of Campinas, Brazil. 

miRNA-mediated adipose/muscle crosstalk controls metabolic adaptation to exercise

Short talk selected from submitted abstracts: 11:45–12:00

12:00–13:00 Lunch Break and poster session 

Session VII: Clinical and translational studies 13:00-16:30

Chair: Louise Torp Dalgaard

Manuel Mayr, Professor, School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Science, King College, London, United Kingdom

Circulating MicroRNAs & Proteomics: From Biomarkers to a New Understanding of Pathophysiology in Cardiometabolic Diseases

Carlos Salomon, Group Leader, Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. 

Role of placental exosomes regulating glucose systemic homeostasis in normal and gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancies

Mark feinberg, Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Endothelial non-coding RNAs in cardiometabolic disease

Short break: 15:15-15:30

Short talk selected from submitted abstracts: 15:30-15:45

Short talk selected from submitted abstracts: 15:45-16:00

Closing remarks: 16:00-16:15

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