Sabri Ülker Center Symposium Film

Why Metabolism?

Metabolism encompasses all of the reactions that generate and use energy. At the cellular and organismal levels, metabolic flux and balance is required 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, and proper metabolism insures robust function and health. The Sabri Ülker Center at Harvard University is committed to investigating the molecular underpinnings of metabolism, its interactions with nutrients, and its dysregulation in chronic metabolic diseases and during aging, with the long-term goal of translating the findings into new therapeutic directions and strategies to prolong healthspan. We are thrilled to welcome you to the third Sabri Ülker Symposium on Metabolism and Life, which brings together a spectacular array of global experts exploring various aspects of metabolism in health and disease states and during the aging process.

Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, MD, PhD, Chair of the Symposium


Turkey Local Time Schedule
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Musical Performance by Associate Professor Burcu Soysev
17.00 Rising Star Speakers
1. Semir Beyaz, PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2. Gülçin Pekkurnaz, PhD, University of California San Diego
3. Betül Kaçar, PhD, University of Arizona
4. Nilay Yapici, PhD, Cornell University
18.00 Keynote Lecture
Roger Kornberg, PhD, Stanford University
19.00 Sabri Ülker Science Award Presentation
19.30 Closing Remarks and Reception
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Musical Performance by Associate Professor Burcu Soysev
16.00 SESSION I: Transcriptional Control of Immunity and Metabolism
Chaired by Semir Beyaz
1. David Mangelsdorf, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2. Peng Li, PhD, Tsinghua University
3. Christopher Glass, MD, PhD, University of California San Diego
17.30 SESSION II: Regulation of Metabolism at the Organelle Level
Chaired by Betül Kaçar
1. Judith Klumperman, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht
2. Tobias Walther, PhD, Harvard University
3. Gisou van der Goot, PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
19.00 SESSION III: Circadian and Neuronal Regulation and Metabolism
Chaired by Gülçin Pekkurnaz
1. Takashi Kadowaki, MD, PhD, University of Tokyo
2. Anu Suomalainen, MD, PhD, University of Helsinki
3. Satchindananda Panda, PhD, Salk Institute
20.30 SESSION IV: Nutritional and Hormonal Regulation of Metabolism
Chaired by Nilay Yapici
1. David Sabatini, MD, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Jeff Friedman, MD, PhD Rockefeller University
22.00 Closing Remarks

Symposium Faculty

Peng Li

Tsinghua University

Christoper Glass

University of California San Diego

Takashi Kadowaki

University of Tokyo

Roger D. Kornberg

Stanford University

Judith Klumperman

University Medical Center Utrecht

Jeffrey Friedman

Rockefeller University

Gisou van der Goot

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

David Sabatini

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Satchindananda Panda

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Anu Suomalainen

University of Helsinki

Tobias Walther

Harvard University

David Mangelsdorf

University of Texas

Nilay Yapıcı

Cornell University

Semir Beyaz

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Gülçin Pekkurnaz

University of California San Diego

Betül Kaçar

University of Arizona