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For Immediate Release: September 20, 2001
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Dartmouth Life Sciences Symposium Set for October 4

Hanover, NH—The Dartmouth Symposium for the Life Sciences, Thursday, October 4 features some of the foremost experts on the molecular transport system and traffic signals that allow fats and other substances to travel around cells.

The eighth annual symposium, "Lipids and Membrane Trafficking: Crossroad in Health and Disease" will be held 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Spaulding Auditorium on the Dartmouth College campus. Registration for the one-day event is free and open to those from Dartmouth and other institutions interested the life sciences.

Noted researchers from Dartmouth Medical School, across the country and Europe will discuss key elements in the cellŐs internal transport system, and the interplay of switches that help move such compounds as cholesterol within and across cells to function appropriately. Knowledge in these research areas has a fundamental impact on human health and disease.

Speakers are: Nobel Laureate Michael S. Brown, M.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Biochemists Ta Yuan Chang, Ph.D. , and Charles K. Barlowe, Ph.D., both of Dartmouth Medical School; Kai Simons, M.D., Ph.D., of the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany; Scott D. Emr, Ph.D. of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine; and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., of the Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Faculty, students and staff from Dartmouth and other universities or institutes in New England who are interested in the life sciences are welcome. A reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Hanover Inn's Wheelock Room for those interested in meeting and talking with the symposium speakers.

For registration and information, please contact Helina Morgan in the medical school department of biochemistry, (603) 650-1619, (e-mail her at Helina.Morgan@dartmouth.edu) or use the symposium web page: geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/lss/.

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