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2017: EAS Advanced Course in Stable Isotope Tracers in Lipid Research in Nantes, France

This 3-day course is organised by EAS and the Thorax Institute & the Human Nutrition Research Center of Nantes. It is targeted towards trained or in training physician or non-physician scientists.

Learning objectives:

The objective of this course is to give a broad knowledge of the study of the kinetics of lipid metabolism in humans by the use of stable isotopes and mass spectrometry.

The Course will cover

  • Production and use of labelled tracers in humans
  • Design of human trials
  • Mass spectrometry analysis
  • Basic principles of modelling
  • Specific studies of apolipoproteins, cholesterol, bile acids…
  • Examples for the study of various lipid diseases
  • New developments in the next future

Course dates

The 3-day course will take place from Wednesday, 11 October - Friday, 13 October 2017.

Course location

The Course will be held at IRS-UN.
8 quai Moncousu 
44000 Nantes

 Directors of the Course

  • Jan Borén, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Michel Krempf, Nantes, France
  • Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Helsinki, Finland


  • M Adiels, Sweden
  • H Barret, Australia
  • C Cobelli, Italy
  • M Croyal, France
  • M Krempf, France
  • D Luetjohann, Germany (tbc)
  • A Mardinoglu, Sweden
  • S Nielsen, Denmark
  • K Ougueram, France
  • C Packard, UK
  • T Preston, UK
  • F Robert, France
  • F Stellaard, The Netherlands
  • M-R Taskinen, Finland
  • N van Riel, The Netherlands
  • B Verges, France

    Course programme

    A programme for the Course is available: View Final Programme

    Participation fees

    Applicants will be required to pay in advance a registration fee of 100 € (one hundred Euros) to confirm their place on the Course.

    What will be provided?

    EAS will provide the following (included in the registration fee):

    • Accommodation 11-13 October (2 nights). 
      N.B. Participants are expected to arrive in the afternoon on Wednesday, 11 October and to check-out before 12.00 hrs on Friday, 13 October. 
      Additional nights' accommodation are at the participant's own cost.
    • Meals as follows (coffee breaks are included):
      • dinner on 11 October
      • lunch & dinner on 12 October
      • lunch on 13 October

    Travel arrangements

    Delegates are expected to make their own travel arrangements. Reimbursement for travel expenses up to a maximum amount of 200 € will be provided.

    Application - closed

    The organisers will review all the applications we receive and select the persons to be invited. The selection criteria are based on:

    • the applicants' statement of motivation and CV
    • whether the applicant has attended other EAS Advanced Courses
    • geographical region

    Application deadline was 30 June 2017.

    We will notify applicants on whether their application to attend has been accepted by the end of July, 2017.

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    You are welcome to contact the EAS Office for further information at

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