Scientific Programme

The final program in PDF (June 16)

Preliminary Program (June10)

Sunday June 17 

PhD and post-doc day - detailed program
17.30-20.00 Get-together for everyone! Buffet/Welcome BBQ

Monday June 18 

8.30-9.00 Welcome and opening of Conference

Welcome address: Karin Henriksson Larsén, Rector/President of GIH, Sweden  
Opening address: Mark Hargreaves, chairman of IBRG, Australia 
Opening of Conference: Carl Johan Sundberg, chairman of local organizing committee, Sweden

9.00-11.00 Plenary session 1: Muscle metabolism and fatigue - in memory of Eric Hultman

Chair: Kent Sahlin (Sweden) and George Heigenhauser (Canada)

    Roger Harris (abstract), Junipa Ltd, UK. Memorial Lecture
    Lawrence Spriet
, University of Guelph, Canada. Metabolic factors in fatigue
    Paul Greenhaff (abstract), Nottingham University, UK. Metabolic regulation during exercise: roles of creatine and carnitine
    Niels Ørtenblad (abstract), University of Southern Denmark. The role of glycogen in muscle function

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-13.30 Plenary session 2: Muscle metabolism and fatigue - in memory of Eric Hultman

Chair: Paul Greenhaff (UK) and Birgitta Essén-Gustavsson (Sweden)

    Håkan Westerblad (abstract), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Cellular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue
    Arend Bonen (abstract), University of Guelph, Canada. Training-induced adaptation in skeletal muscle fatty acid oxidation: is mitochondrial biogenesis necessary or sufficient?
    Laurie Goodyear (abstract), Harvard Medical School, USA. Training Adaptations Regulating Muscle and Adipose Tissue Metabolism
    Filip Larsen (abstract), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Effects of dietary nitrate on metabolic efficiency and modulation of mitochondrial function.

13.30-15.30 Lunch and poster viewing

15.30-17.00 Parallel sessions:

Session 1. Chair: Håkan Westerblad (Sweden)

15:30-16:30 Point-counterpoint: Abram Katz, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and Erik Richter, Copenhagen University, Denmark. Is AMPK really activated by changes in AMP/ATP in vivo?

16:30-17:00 Methods: Kent Sahlin and Filip Larsen, GIH, Sweden. Measurements of muscle oxidative function/mitochondrial respiration.

Session 2. Methods workshop: David Gomez-Cabrero, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Making sense out of complexity: data exploration and integration approaches (program)

17.15-18.00 Young Investigator Award: Chair: Mark Hargreaves (Australia)

Adeel Safdar, Harvard medical School, USA. Systemic Mitochondrial Rejuvenation and Aging: What Can't Exercise Do? 

Tuesday June 19

8.30-10.30 Plenary session 3: Computational biology in exercise research

Chair: Carl Johan Sundberg (Sweden)

    William Kraus (abstract), Duke University Medical Center. Metabolic Profiling in Peripheral Blood and Skeletal  Muscle Identifies Genetic Networks Mediating Exercise Training Responses
    Mark Hargreaves (abstract), University of Melbourne. Histone modifications and exercise adaptations
    Jamie Timmons (abstract), Royal Veterinary College, University of London. Modelling the impact of chronic changes in human muscle: ageing and exercise

Selected oral presentations: 

Sophie Wardle (UK). Baseline plasma microRNA levels differ between elite endurance and strength athletes.
Rainer Lehman (Germany). Sample collection, an easy part in metabolomics studies of complex exercise projects?

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-13.00 Plenary session 4: Regulation of muscle mass in health and disease

Chair: Lars Larsson (Sweden)

    Gordon Lynch (abstract), University of Melbourne, Australia. Manipulating β-adrenergic signaling in skeletal muscle: implications for exercise and muscle wasting disorders
    Sue Bodine (abstract), University of California, USA. Intracellular signaling and regulation of muscle mass
    Marco Sandri (abstract), University of Padova, Italy. Autophagy in skeletal muscle

Selected oral presentations: 

Juha Hulmi (Finland). Myostatin blocking alters mTOR/MAPK/Hippo signaling and voluntary exercise activity.
Vuokko Kovanen (Finland). MiRNAs mediate estrogen´s impact on skeletal muscle – a study with monozygotic co-twins.

13.00-15.00 Lunch and poster viewing

15.00-17.00 Plenary session 5: Physical activity/inactivity and metabolic fitness - In memory of Eric Newsholme

Chair: Jessica Norrbom (Sweden) and Eva Blomstrand (Sweden)

    Jacques Poortmans, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Memorial Lecture
    Frank Booth (abstract), University of Missouri, USA. Biochemical adaptation/responses to inactivity
    Jørn Helge (abstract), Copenhagen University, Denmark. Maximal fat oxidation and metabolic fitness 

Selected oral presentations:

Sam Shepherd (UK). Improved intramuscular triglyceride metabolism following resistance training.
Helene Bradley (UK). Imaging of contraction mediated GLUT4 translocation in human skeletal muscle fibres

17.15-18.00 Honour Award (Poortman's lecture): Chair: Mark Hargreaves

Award winner: Erik Richter (abstract), Copenhagen University, Denmark. Exercise effects on insulin sensitivity


Social activities - Recreational activities

Wednesday June 20

8.30-10.30 Plenary session 6: Mitochondrial function and biogenesis

Chair: Kent Sahlin (Sweden)

    Mark Tarnopolsky (abstract), McMaster University, Canada. Exercise training for patients with primary mitochondrial myopathy and the mitochondrial myopathy that we all have, aging
    Henriette Pilegaard (abstract), University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Molecular basis for exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis
    Vernon Coffey (abstract), RMIT University, Australia. Promoting oxidative adaptation in skeletal muscle with divergent exercise modes

Selected oral presentations:

Niklas Psilander (Sweden). Exercise with low glycogen increases mitochondrial biogenesis signaling.
Christopher Perry (Canada). Mitochondrial respiratory sensitivity to ADP in human muscle increases post-exercise.

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-13.00 Plenary session 7: Biological crosstalk

Chair: Eva Jansson (Sweden)

    Pauline Lafenetre (abstract), University of Bordeaux, France. Exercise and brain function - potential mechanisms
    Gianni Parise (abstract), McMaster university, Canada. Crosstalk between muscle and endothelial cells
    Kenneth Walsh (abstract), Boston University, USA. Adipose tissue – muscle interaction

Selected oral presentations:

Anna Strömberg (Sweden). Participation of circulating cells in human skeletal muscle remodeling.
Jakob Knudsen (Denmark). Effect of Interleukin-6 on regulation of uncoupling protein-1 mRNA in adipose tissue.

13.00-15.00 Lunch and poster viewing


 Chair: Lars Larsson (Sweden)
Paul Gregorevic, Baker IDI, Australia. Molecular manipulation of muscle as exercise mimetics to combat disease.

Robyn Murphy, LaTrobe University, Australia. Enhanced technique to measure proteins in single segments of human skeletal muscle fibers.

Olav Rooyackers, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Gerrit van Hall, Copenhagen University, Denmark. Measurements of the rate of muscle protein synthesis in vivo – discussion of different methods.

19.00- Conference dinner/banquet TBA

Thursday June 21

8.45-10.45 Plenary session 8: Nutrition and training adaptation

Chair: Eva Blomstrand (GIH, Sweden) and Jørgen Jensen (NIH, Norway)

    Scot Kimball (abstract), Pennsylvania State University College, USA. Nutrition and exercise – divergent or similar regulation of anabolic signalling pathways that regulate muscle protein synthesis
    Kevin Tipton (abstract), University of Stirling, UK. Nutritional strategies for optimizing protein signalling and muscle growth
    Melinda Sheffield-Moore (abstract), University of Texas, Medical Branch, USA. Skeletal Muscle Interstitium and Microvascular Blood Flow: A Window into the Mechanisms behind Age-Related Anabolic Resistance to Nutrients?

Selected oral presentations:

Benjamin Wall (Netherlands). Leucine stimulates post-prandial muscle protein accretion in elderly men.
Rasmus Sjørup Biensø (Denmark). Pyruvate dehydrogenase and glycogen synthase after exercise; effect of glucose intake.

10.45-11.15 Coffee

11.15-11.45 Closing lecture. Carl Johan Sundberg, Sweden

11.45-12.15 Poster Award and Farewell. Mark Hargreaves, Chairman of IRBG, Australia