Review: 2nd International Symposium of the CRC 1052

Dear colleagues, guests and doctoral students,

the 2nd international symposium of the CRC 1052 “Obesity Mechanisms” took place on September 2nd-3rd 2019 at the Mediencampus Villa Ida in Leipzig. With international and local expertise the conference focused on 5 areas to study the mechanisms underlying obesity. Over 130 scientists shared cutting-edge presentations on clinical and biological topics in obesity research resulting in stimulating discussions and new ideas.

Current projects of the participants were presented and discussed at the posters session. The program of the international conference implemented tree awards for the best posters. The aim is to encourage the submission and exhibibition of more high qulity posters carried out by young scientists including PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

Poster prize winners of 2nd international symposium:

1. prize: Abibe Useini, CRC1052/C4
2. prize: Alexandra Schaffert, CRC1052/Z3
3. prize: Lucas Massier, CRC1052/B3
The CRC 1052 is pleased about two successful days in which many new insights were gained and contacts made.
Many thanks to all speakers and poster contributors for an outstanding meeting!

With warm regards

Matthias Blüher
Spokesperson CRC 1052

See the final program

Invitation and welcome


Dear CRC-members, colleagues and interested parties,

we are delighted to invite you to the 2nd International Symposium of the CRC 1052 "Obesity Mechanisms", taking place from September 2-3, 2019 on the Media Campus Villa Ida in Leipzig.

Our Symposium 2019 will bring together an outstanding and diverse group of scientists who will share and discuss the latest research in following areas:

  • Central obesity mechanisms
  • Brain periphery crosstalk
  • Adipose tissue heterogeneity
  • Adipokines
  • Consequences of obesity

Confirmed speakers at the symposium are:

 Jens Brüning (Cologne)  Sebastian Schmid (Lübeck) Yu Hua Tseng (Boston) 
 Hans-Peter Hammes (Mannheim)  Tim Schulz (Potsdam)  Siegfied Ussar (München)
 Martin Klingenspor (München)  Annette Schürmann (Potsdam)  Martin Wabitsch (Ulm)

This conference will be followed by the closing meeting of the Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) AdiposityDiseases (September 3–4, 2019).

Registration and participation in the 2nd International Symposium is free of charge, registration is required.

Flyer of the Symposium CRC 1052

Poster session instructions

Poster session

The event provides junior scientists the opportunity to take part in the poster presentation session.

Furthermore, the obesity symposium platform awards the best posters presented by the junior scientists with following poster prizes:

  1. Prize value of 300 Euro
  2. Prize value of 100 Euro
  3. Prize value of 50 Euro

The poster committee evaluates all posters on their design, clarity of the presentation - both of the poster and also when talking to the presenter - and scientific content.

The three best poster presentations are recognized by award certificates and prize.

The  winners of the Best Poster Awards of the 2nd International Symposium  were announced during a ceremony in front of the entire audience on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Find attached the Poster presentation instructions.

Submit your poster title until the 5th of August using the email:

Looking forward to your participation.

All the best,

Dr. Lysann Penkalla

Scientific coordinator 
CRC 1052 "Obesity mechanisms"
Phone.: +49(0)341/97 22 146