Seminar 2: March 3rd

On March 3th, from 16:00 – 17:15, our keynote speaker will be Dr. Cholsoon Jang of the University of California – Irvine in the USA. He will be joined by Ferran Fos Codoner of Wageningen University.

Dr. Cholsoon Jang (University of California – Irvine)

“Dietary sugar metabolism and inter-organ metabolic crosstalk”

Dr. Cholsoon Jang received his PhD at Harvard Medical School in Dr. Zoltan Arany’s lab. Then, he did his postdoc at Princeton University in Dr. Joshua Rabinowitz’s lab. He started his own lab at UC Irvine in May 2020. He was awarded the American Association of studying liver disease Pinnacle Research Award, Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award, and recently an R01 grant from NIH. His research interest is dietary fructose metabolism and metabolic interactions between organs. He uses metabolomics, stable isotope tracing, and genetic animal models of fatty liver disease, diabetes, and cancers.

Ferran Fos Codoner (Wageningen University)

“Indirect calorimetry for continuous metabolic fluxes in mice”

Ferran Fos obtained his bachelor in biochemistry and biomedical sciences at the university of Valencia and later on his MSc in Molecular life sciences at Wageningen University. Now he is working on his PhD, aimed to understand how galactose consumption during the postweaning time affects intestinal metabolism health, directly or via modulation of the microbiota, using a mouse model. The project integrates in-vivo measurements like extended indirect calorimetry, molecular biology and omics techniques, and in-vitro intestinal models in order to get a full mechanistic understanding of the role of galactose on intestinal health.