Metabolic (dys)function is a key factor in many of the world’s modern
diseases. The Netherlands is home to a great many leaders in the field of
metabolic research, and the Dutch Translational Metabolism Conference allows all these experts from different disciplines to gather. We think the DTMC is
highly valuable to share knowledge and develop the collaborations that will
maintain the Netherlands’ position as a global leader into the future.
The goal of the DTMC is to bring together and facilitate interaction
between all metabolic experts in the Netherlands, both junior and senior, who
study metabolism with the ultimate aim to prevent and/or treat disease. We
focus on translational research, bridging the gap between fundamental research
to application in humans and validation at the population-level.
The themes of this conference are:
- Cellular and molecular metabolism
- Systemic metabolism and inter-organ communication
- Lifestyle interventions
- Circadian Biology
- Drug discovery and therapeutics promoting energy metabolism
- Innovative methods for metabolic research
Our primary goals for the meeting are:
(1) Networking: although many of the PIs already know each other, this
meeting should be a breeding ground for new fruitful collaborations that go
beyond each individual’s specific sub-specialty. Over drinks and bitterballen,
and an extended poster session in the highly appreciated “Keystone symposium
style”, everyone will have the opportunity to share ideas and
(2) Exchange of ideas: we provide ample opportunity for junior speakers
(PhDs and postdocs) to present their work, either in 12 selected oral
presentations and/or as posters. In addition, we will invite several
world-leading keynote speakers.
(3) Active participation: we look forward to lively and engaging
discussions. Session chairs will be instructed to first allow junior attendants
to ask questions, thereby creating an atmosphere of inclusion, where junior
attendees feel their ideas are also recognized.