The poster presentation at the Keystone Symposia Obesity: Molecular Physiology
and Genetics of Control of Body Weight (J4), and to obtain up-to-date
information on obesity.
January 27, Kansai International Airport (Japan) ? San Francisco International
Airport ? Denver International Airport (USA)
January 27-February 2, Keystone symposia Obesity: Molecular Physiology
and Genetics of Control of Body Weight (J4) (January 29, Poster presentation)
February 2-3, Denver International Airport (USA) ? San Francisco International
Airport (USA) ? Kansai International Airport (Japan)
3) Meeting report and Perspective
This Keystone Symposia is relatively small in attendance compared to
other international big conference. However, several members of our group,
including our professor, join this conference every year, since many
famous researchers in this gobesity and diabetesh field, who recently
reported impressive data in big journals such as Nature, Science and
Cell, are invited, and give us excellent talks about their up-dated,
unpublished data. Actually, although this was my first attendance in
the Keystone Symposia, I really enjoyed knowing such various kinds of
up-dated data in the world, and also these data were of great help to
understand fresh data more deeply and design the future experiments.
Indeed, after we returned to Japan, we had a session among our members
and discussed more deeply about these data presented in this conference
for up-grading our experiments.
On the 3rd day of this conference, I made a poster presentation entitled
gEstablishment of adipocyte-specific Cre transgenic mice and in vivo
consequence of PTEN deletion in adipocyteh. Surprisingly, many attendants
stood in line to ask me various questions, even though our data had been
published a month before this conference. I kept talking for two hours
to answer their questions one by one. This long talk made me hoarse.
But, I think that this was good opportunity for me to re-view our own
data and notice something insufficient in our data, through having discussions
with foreign researchers in the same field.
Finally, I really appreciate this COE program for the financial support
of our attending the Keystone Symposia and providing us such great opportunity
to know a lot of up-date information.