JUN 29, 2018 9:00 AM PDT

Diet and gene interactions in the control of central cell metabolism

Speaker
  • PhD student, Quadram Institute Bioscience/University of East Anglia
    Biography
      Sophie is a BBRSC funded PhD student studying the role of dietary compounds in the genetic control of cell metabolism at the Quadram Institute, UK. Aside from her research duties, Sophie is a keen science communicator. As city coordinator for the 'Pint of Science' outreach festival and chair/founder of the UEA Science Communication society, Sophie manages various public engagement initiates which she advertises through local TV/Radio and print media streams. By combining her scientific expertise with a fierce passion for adults' education and lifelong learning, Sophie hopes to integrate her research career with media production for mass education post-PhD.

    Abstract
    DATE: June 29, 2018
    TIME: 09:00AM PDT, 12:00PM EDT

    There is significant epidemiological evidence to suggest that the consumption of a high-broccoli diet is associated with a reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Human intervention studies have shown that a broccoli-rich diet can reduce cholesterol levels and rebalance central cell metabolism. Our studies also show that the effect of diet is also influenced by the allelic status of a gene known as PAPOLG, an RNA poly(A) polymerase not previously associated metabolic homeostasis. Through the use of in vitro cell models, high throughput metabolomics and live cell energy phenotyping, the nutrigenetic relationship between PAPOLG and the broccoli-rich diet can be explored. In this webinar I will expand upon the link between broccoli bioactives and metabolic homeostasis, highlight the potential role of RNA turnover in metabolic control, and offer insights into the potential implications for the dietary prevention of disease.

    Learning Objectives:

    • To understand the role of broccoli-derived bioactives in metabolic regulation
    • To understand the role of RNA turnover in acute metabolic regulation
    • To explore the use of dietary compounds in the prevention of disease

    Show Resources
    You May Also Like
    DEC 02, 2020 8:00 AM PST
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    C.E. CREDITS
    DEC 02, 2020 8:00 AM PST
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    DATE: December 2nd, 2020 TIME: 08:00am PDT, 11:00pm EDT Bioreactors and shakers are used to cultivate microorganisms, plant, insect, and mammalian cells in different volumes. Upscaling of pr...
    SEP 10, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    SEP 10, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    Date: September 10, 2020 Time: 9:00am (PDT), 12:00pm (EDT) Osmolality testing is relevant throughout the entire bioprocessing workflow. As customers look to refine mAb and gene therapy workf...
    OCT 08, 2020 7:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    OCT 08, 2020 7:00 AM PDT
    DATE: October 8, 2020 TIME: 7:00am PDT, 10:00am EDT, 4:00pm CEST How often do you pipette in your cell culture lab every day? Usually, we do it so often that we tend stop thinking about ho...
    NOV 16, 2020 8:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    NOV 16, 2020 8:00 AM PST
    Date: November 16, 2020 Time: 8:00am (PST), 11:00am (EST) CRISPR screening has become the prime discovery tool in modern biomedical research and drug discovery. At the same time, most screen...
    AUG 25, 2020 8:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    AUG 25, 2020 8:00 AM PDT
    DATE: August 25, 2020 TIME: 8:00am PDT, 10:00am CDT, 11:00am EDT Recombinant lentivirus (LV) and adeno-associated virus (AAV) are critical components of cell and gene therapies, which show g...
    OCT 29, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    OCT 29, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
    Date: October 29, 2020 Time: 6:00am (PDT), 9:00am (EDT), Chronic inflammation can occur as a result of a combination of genetic predispositions and environmental factors. Epigenetic modifica...
    Loading Comments...
    Show Resources
    Attendees
    • See more