CoA and CoA-derivatives: From biochemistry and molecular biology to human diseases across lifespan

August 2023
Discovery Building, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Investigators engaged in the breadth of CoA research are seldom gathered at a single conference, creating a delay in exchanging ideas that cross boundaries between sub-areas of research. This conference will provide a forum where academic and industrial investigators from heterogeneous fields can exchange ideas and challenge the framework of our current understanding of the role of CoA and its derivatives in all aspects of health, disease and bioscience.

Particular emphasis will be placed on recent breakthroughs in understanding biochemical aspects of CoA and Acetyl-CoA metabolism related to intracellular cross-talk, proteostasis and autophagy, as well as technological advances in mass spectrometry that allow fine assessment of specific metabolites and protein modifications.


Luigi Puglielli
Luigi Puglielli
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Suzanne Jackowski
Suzanne Jackowski
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
James Ntambi
James Ntambi
University of Wisconsin–Madison

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  • John Denu, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Ivan Gout, University College London
  • Charles Rock, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Ody Sibon, University of Groningen
  • Erick Strauss, Stellenbosch University
  • John Svaren, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Benjamin Tu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Marianne de Villiers, Stellenbosch University
  • Kathryn Wellen, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Michael Wolfgang, Johns Hopkins University

Registration and abstract information

  • There is no onsite registration, all attendees must be registered prior to arriving at the conference.
  • Registration for the conference is required at the time of abstract submission.
  • Please reach out to if you have questions.

Getting to Madison


Getting from the airports to the Discovery Building

All attendees are responsible for their own transportation. There will not be a shuttle provided to/from the airports/Discovery Building.


All individuals traveling from outside of the United States should apply for a visa as soon as possible and at least four to five months prior to their date of travel.

Please do not wait until you receive your registration confirmation before applying for a visa. We encourage you to apply for your visa right away if you are considering attending to avoid delays and longer than anticipated wait times.

All visitors traveling to the U.S. from visa waiver countries (Europe, Japan, Australia, etc.) must meet all requirements of the program. Find more information on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and a list of visa waiver countries.