Tuesday Oct-06

09:00 - 09:05    Introduction

09.05 - 09:50    Claudio Franceschi

affiliation      Interdepartmental Center "L. Galvani", University of Bologna, Italy

talk title       Inflammaging linking gut microbiome, metabolism and type 2 diabetes

09.50 - 10:35    Shervanti Homer-Vanniasinkam     

affiliation      Leeds Institute for Genetics, Health & Therapeutics, Leeds, UK     

talk title       Diabetes, Inflammation and Vascular Interactions: A Clinician-Scientist's


10:35 - 11:00    coffee break     


11:00 - 11:45    Reinhard Laubenbacher     

affiliation      Center for Quantitative Medicine, UConn Health, Farmington, CT, USA

talk title       The innate immune response to respiratory fungal pathogens

11:45 - 12:30    Jules Griffin     

affiliation      Metabolomics group, University of Cambridge, UK

talk title       Fat, Sugar and Metabolomics - Understanding how diabetes arises at the population



12:30 - 14:00    lunch

14:00 - 14:30    Lidia Manero

affiliation      Medtronic Iberica, Spain

talk title       Predictive, preventive and personalized medicine (PPPM) in diabetes onset and

                 complication (MOSAIC project)

14:30 - 14:50    Claudia Mazzà     

affiliation      INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine, University of Sheffield, UK

talk title       Monitoring physical activity for modelling purposes: a very tricky "simple"


14:50 - 15:10    Kumar Selvarajoo

affiliation      Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Tsuruoka, Japan     

talk title       Self-Organization of Cancer Cells is Key for Overcoming Therapeutics

15:10 - 15:30    Kevin Doherty     

affiliation      AgroParisTech/INRA, UMR 914 PNCA, 16 rue Claude Bernard, Paris, France

talk title       Modelling inter-organ nitrogen metabolism and its dysregulation under

                 pre-pathological conditions

15:30 - 16:00    coffee break

16:00 - 16:20    Gunnar Cedersund

affiliation      Department of Biomedical Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden     

talk title       A single mechanism can explain network-wide insulin resistance in adipocytes

                 from patients with type 2 diabetes

16:20 - 16:40    Monika Nawrocka

affiliation      Department of Statistics, Methodology and Computer Science, Academy of Physical

                 Education "George Kukuczki", Katowice, Poland     

talk title       Optimization of binary treating type 2 diabetes

16:40 - 17:00    Roy Malka

affiliation      Center for Systems Biology and Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General

                 Hospital, Boston, MA, USA     

talk title       Patient-Specific Inference of Average Glucose from Glycated Hemoglobin: Toward

                 Personalized Diabetic Monitoring with Precision Laboratory Medicine

Wednesday Oct-07


09:00 - 09:05   Introduction

09.05 - 09:50    Franco Celada     

affiliation      Department of Rheumatology NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, USA     

talk title       Teleonomy of memory

09.50 - 10:35    Caroline Colijn

affiliation      Biomathematics Group, Imperial College London, UK

talk title       Two approaches to understanding the role microbial communities play in

                 metabolic health

10:35 - 11:00    coffee break

11:00 - 11:45    Marcus Tindall

affiliation      Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research and Department of Mathematics,

                 University of Reading, UK     

talk title       Ongoing journeys in the mathematical modellng of bacterial chemotaxis and

                 lipoprotein and cholesterol metabolism

11:45 - 12:30    Mark McAuley

affiliation      Chemical Engineering, University of Chester, UK

talk title       Using Metabolic Modelling to Understand Healthy Ageing

12:50 - 14:00    lunch

14:00 - 14:45    Jonathan Wattis

affiliation      School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK

talk title       Mathematical Modelling of Metabolism Flexibility and the Development of Insulin


14:45 - 15:15    Lucija Klarić

affiliation      Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburg and Genos

                 Glycoscience laboratory, Zagreb, HR

talk title       IgG glycans in metabolic health

15:15 - 15:35    Sabine Herbst     

affiliation      Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

talk title       Metabolic Flux Analyses in Mammalian Cells

15:35 - 16:00    coffee break

16:00 - 16:20    James Smith

affiliation      Cambridge Computational Biology Institute, Department of Applied Mathematics

                 and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

talk title       Stochastic Process & Mixture Models of Fatty Acid & Lipid Metabolism form a Novel

                 Strategy for Obtaining Status Biomarkers

16:20 - 16:40    Stewart Chidlow          

affiliation      Oxford Brookes University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical

                 Sciences, Oxford, UK     

talk title       Modelling metabolic changes within the blood glucose regulatory system during an

                 IVGTT: Accounting for the glucose load

16:40 - 17:00    Rashmi Kulkarni          

affiliation      Department of Biology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune,

                 Maharashtra, India     

talk title       An optimal glucose control therapy based upon oxidative stress threshold in newly

                 diagnosed diabetics

17:00 - 17:20    Gang Zhao

affiliation      Department of Systems Immunology and Braunschweig Integrated Centre of

                 Systems Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany

talk title       Modeling hepatic insulin signaling: the importance of insulin pulsatility

17:20 - 17:40    conclusions          

Modeling Metabolic Health

Linking gut microbiome, inflammation and type 2 diabetes

Cambridge UK, October 6-7, 2015