IACC Symposium 2018

Prof. Suzanne Jackowski

Prof. Suzanne Jackowski, IACC Executive committee

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 USA

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Prof. Mathias Ziegler

Prof. Mathias Ziegler, IACC Executive committee

Univeristy of Bergen, Postboks 7804 5020 Bergen, Norway

[email protected]

Prof. Ody Sibon

Prof. Ody Sibon, IACC Executive committee

University of Groningen, Netherlands

[email protected]

Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer, IACC Executive

Royal DSM and the University Groningen, Netherlands

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Prof. John Mowbray

Prof. John Mowbray, IACC Treasurer

University College London Gower Street London, WC1E 6BT, UK

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Tabitha Owen

University College London, Gower Street London, WC1E 6BT, UK

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Prof. Guido Kroemer

Prof. Guido Kroemer, University of Paris Descartes, France

Research interests

  • Major disease-relevant pathways of intracellular stress management (apoptosis, autophagy, senescence, necroptosis etc).
  • Metabolism, inflammatory/immune regulation and organismal homeostasis.
  • Nutrition targeted changes to reduce obesity. Age-associated pathologies.
  • Prevention and treatment of cancer: exploring the mode of action of effective anticancer drugs.


Prof. Suzanne Jackowski

Prof. Suzanne Jackowski, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA

Research interests

  • Regulation of phospholipid homeostasis.
  • Control of intracellular coenzyme A content.
  • Phospholipid metabolism and membrane stress responses.
  • Pantothenate kinase as a target for small molecule therapeutics.


Prof. Ody Sibon

Prof. Ody Sibon, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Research interests

  • Elucidation of coenzyme A biosynthesis and homeostasis in cell-based and animal models.
  • Understanding the mechanisms of  altered coenzyme A uptake.
  • Development of novel therapeutics targeting dysregulated CoA biosynthetic pathway.


Prof. Grant Mitchell

Prof. Grant Mitchell, Université de Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine, Canada

Research interests

  • Engineering metabolic pathways to prevent or treat several diseases including gyrate atrophy.
  • Conducting research trials analysing cytochrome oxidase deficiency as well as tyrosinemia and North American Indian Cirrhosis.


Prof. Carles Canto

Prof. Carles Canto, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Switzerland

Research interests

  • Understanding how nutritional approaches may be applied for protection against metabolic disorders and cardiovascular complications.
  • Energy balance in the body.
  • Mitochondrial proteins.
  • AMPK.


Prof. Mathias Ziegler

Prof. Mathias Ziegler, University of Bergen, Norway

Research interests

  • Metabolism and compartmentalization of NAD functions.
  • Molecular Bioenergetics and Signalling.
  • Translational Cell Signalling and Metabolism.


Prof. Andreas Guse

Prof. Andreas Guse, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Research interests

  • Fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology.
  • Cellular signal transduction and molecular mechanisms of T cell activation.
  • Immunopharmacology and the design of anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • High resolution optical techniques for cell signaling research.
  • Research in medical education.


Prof. Menico Rizzi

Prof. Menico Rizzi, University of Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”, Italy

Research interests

  • Structural biology and enzymology
  • Head of a group investigating enzymes and proteins of medical interest, with a particular focus on poverty-linked diseases.


Prof. Dorothy Beckett

Prof. Dorothy Beckett, University of Maryland, USA

Research interests

  • Biophysical Chemistry.
  • Coupled equilibria in biological regulation.
  • Protein:protein interactions and regulation of protein function.
  • Bacterial TypeVI secretion.
  • Communication between metabolism and transcription regulation.


Prof Daniela Corda

Prof Daniela Corda, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Italy

Research interests

  • Lipid signalling and membrane traffic.
  • Role of GPIs in immune and inflammatory responses.
  • Use of the GPIs as anticancer drugs (leads) based on their effects on the invasive potential of tumour cell lines.
  • ADP-ribosylation, BARS, molecular mechanisms of membrane fission.


Prof. Ivan Gout

Prof. Ivan Gout, University College London, UK

Research interests

  • Regulation of cell growth and metabolism in health and disease
  • Coenzyme A biosynthesis and cellular functions
  • Protein CoAlation, redox regulation and antioxidant function of CoA


Prof. Charles Rock

Prof. Charles Rock, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA

Research interests

  • Control points in fatty acid biosynthesis.
  • Regulation of membrane phospholipid metabolism.
  • Small molecule therapeutics.
  • Prokaryotic lipid metabolism.


Prof. Marie Migaud

Prof. Marie Migaud, Mitchell Cancer Institute, University of South Alabama

Research interests

  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) metabolism and its impact on disease management, treatment and prevention.
  • Cellular metabolism and its relevance to health through balanced and informed vitamin supplementation.
  • Novel chemical entities as putatives anti-cancer lead compounds.


Prof. Barry Potter

Prof. Barry Potter, University of Oxford, UK

Research interests

  • The Chemistry of Cell Signalling.
  • Anticancer Drug Design & Discovery.


Ivan Ahel

Ivan Ahel, University of Oxford, UK

Research interests

  • Pathways and protein functions underlying genome stability.
  • ADP-ribosylation, PARPs.
  • Oxidative stress and microbial pathogenesis.


Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Royal DSM and the University Groningen, Netherlands

Research interests

  • Role of essential nutrients for health, vitality and well-being.
  • Impact of inadequate intake and status of micronutrients on long term health and healthy ageing.


Dr. Anthony Coyne

Dr. Anthony Coyne, University of Cambridge, UK

Research interests

  • Fragment based approaches to enzyme inhibition.
  • Coenzyme A pathway.
  • Cytochrome P450s.
  • Microdroplets.


Prof. Helene McNulty

Prof. Helene McNulty, Ulster Universtiy, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, UK

Research interests

  • Folate and metabolically-related B vitamins.
  • Understanding of nutrition-related health issues.
  • Achieve tangible impact to facilitate policy aimed at disease prevention, and to drive innovation activities.
  • Leading a research team to determine the role of procyanidin-rich foods in preventing cognitive decline in 1000 participants from the original TUDA cohort being re-sampled 6 years after initial investigation.


Prof. Anitra Carr

Prof. Anitra Carr, University of Otago, New Zealand

Research interests

  • Vitamin C bioavailability and health effects.
  • Recommended dietary intakes.
  • Fatigue and quality of life.
  • Clinical studies for the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic diseases such as cancer and severe infection.


To register, please follow the link below



Registration fee - £100.00 


What's included in your registration fee?

•            Admission to all scientific sessions

•            Full access to the trade exhibition

•            Full access to scientific poster sessions

•            Buffet lunch

•            Tea and coffee breaks

•            Conference material

•            A printed conference program guide

•            Certificate of Attendance – on request

•            Access to CPD Points

Register early for an opportunity to book accomodation for only £34.58 p/n at Schafer House UCL Residence.

To book, contact Prof. J. Mowbray [email protected].


Guidelines for abstract submission


Abstracts are submitted for a poster presentation space and should be written for a scientific audience. The content should describe the background of your project, experimental models, main findings and conclusions of your study and should contain a maximum of 250 words.

Please ensure that your abstracts are submitted by the 21st of June 2018 to [email protected].

How to find us
University College London, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6XA

Anatomy building entrance

We have single rooms available arriving 1st July and departing 4th July 2018, in Schafer House UCL Residence at £38 p/n.

The number of rooms is limited!

For photos and detailed information about Schafer House, visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/residences/information/sch

The Schafer House is only 5-10 min walk from the main College campus and Anatomy Building.


If you would like to stay in Schafer House during the Symposium, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Schafer House” and with the following information:

1. Name

2. Address

3. Gender:  Male/Female  (delete as appropriate)   

4. IACC Symposium Registration Number 


Payment information:

Send a Payment of GBP 114.00 to the following account:

Account  Name:   IACC

Account Number:  64459760    

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No reservation will be made until the bank account is credited.

Do you have questions about International Association for Cellular Coenzymes (IACC) Symposium 2018?

Contact Jovana Bakovic, [email protected]