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Seventh Yeast Lipid Conference

12—14 May 2005

Swansea Clinical School, UK

Diane Kelly (Swansea, UK)
David Lamb (Swansea, UK)
Steven Kelly (Swansea, UK)

Seventh Yeast Lipid Conference

Thursday 12 May 2005
15:00 - 17:30 Registration

17:30 - 17:40
Welcome and Introduction
Steven Kelly (Swansea, UK)
17:40 - 18:20
Yeast lipid research in the log phase
Guenther Daum (Graz, Austria)
18:30 Welcome Reception

Friday 13 May 2005
08:30 - 09:00
Quest for genes governing acyl chain remodeling of phosphatidylcholine in yeast
Toon de Kroon (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
09:00 - 09:30
Global changes in gene expression caused by depletion of Acyl-CoA binding protein, Acb1p in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A putative link between acyl-CoA homeostatsis and ICRE-mediated gene regulation.
Nils J. F¿rgeman (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
09:30 - 10:00
Regulation of the PIS1- encoded phosphatidylinositol synthase in yeast by zinc depletion.
George Carman (Rutgers, NJ, USA)
10:00 - 10:30
Study of CSR1/SFH2 effect on lipid metabolism in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Matthieu Régnacq (Poitiers, France)
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee/tea break

10:50 - 11:20
Protein and lipid motifs regulate phosphatidylserine (ptdSer) traffic in yeast
Dennis R. Voelker (National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Colerado, CO, USA)
11:20 - 11:50
Role of protein palmitoylation for membrane targeting and function of the yeast protein Vac8
Christian Ungermann (Heidelberg, Germany)
11:50 - 12:20
Fluorescent, acyl-chain labeled phosphatidylcholine analogs reveal novel transport pathways across the plasma membrane of yeast
J. Wylie Nichols (Emory, Atlanta, GA, USA)
12:20 - 12:50
Mapping the binding site on VAP for FFAT motifs
Tim Levine (University College London, UK)
12:50 - 13:50 Lunch and poster session

13:50 - 14:15
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae impaired PRPP synthesis is accompanied by valproate sensitivity
Michael Schweizer (Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, UK)
14:15 - 14:40
Synthesis of mitochondrial anionic phospholipids is required for cell wall biogenesis
Miriam L. Greenberg (Wayne State, Detroit, MI, USA)
14:40 - 15:05
Mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis and maintenance of respiratory competant mitochondria in yeast
J. Kalervo Hiltunen (Oulu, Finland)
15:05 - 15:30
Using genomic and lipidomic strategies to investigate Sphingolipid function in the yeast heat stress response
L. Ashley Cowart (Charleston, SC, USA)
15:30 - 15:55
Evidence for the role of the products of phosphatidylethanolamine transmethylation in the regulation of sphingolipid metabolism in yeast
Choukri Ben Mamoun (Connecticut, USA)
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee/tea break

16:15 - 18:30 Gower Excursion

19:00 - 23:00 Conference Dinner

Saturday 14 May 2005
09:00 - 09:30
Signalling functions for long chain bases in Saccaromyces cerevisiae
Robert Dickson (Kentucky, USA)
09:30 - 10:00
Interactions of sterol and fatty acid biosynthetic pathways in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Markus Veen (Berlin, Germany)
10:00 - 10:30
Transport systems for sterols and sphingolipids
Stephen Sturley (Columbia, NY, USA)
10:30 - 11:00
A genome-wide screen identifies genes required for sterol uptake and transport in yeast
Roger Schneiter (Fribourg, Switzerland)
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee/tea break

11:20 - 11:50
Redesigning the active site of sterol methyltransferase to understand enzyme function and drug susceptibility
David Ness (Texas, USA)
Single amino acid exchanges in FAD binding domains of squalene epoxidase of Saccharomyces cerevisiae lead to either loss of functionality or terbinafine sensitivity and altered enzyme activity
Friederike Turnowsky (Graz, Austria)
12:20 - 12:50
Access of the substrate to the active site of yeast oxidosqualene cyclase; an inhibition and site directed mutagenesis approach
Gianni Balliano (Torino, Italy)
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch and poster session

14:00 - 14:30
Transcriptional regulation of ERG11 by UPC2 in Candida
Ted White (Seattle, WA, USA)
14:30 - 15:00
Role of sterol C5,6-desaturase in itraconazole resistance in Candida dubliniensis
Emmanuelle Pinjon (Dublin, Ireland)
15:00 - 15:30
Two mutants selectively resistant to polyenes reveal distinct mechanism of antifungal activity for nystatin and amphotericin B
Ivan Hapala (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)
15:30 - 15:50 Coffee/tea break

15:50 - 16:20
Fluctuation in membrane rafts lipid constituents - affect drug susceptibilities of Candida albicans
Rajendra Prasad (Jawaharlal Nehru, India)
16:20 - 16:50
The fascinating world of steroids; Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism for the study of hydrocortisone biosynthesis
Bruno Dumas (Sanofi-Aventis, France)
16:50 - 17:00 Closing Remarks/Invitations to the Eighth Yeast Lipid Conference