Webinar: Physiology of Obesity: Meet the Experts

Organised by Pete Aldiss, Novo Nordisk Foundation Facility for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Jo Lewis, University of Cambridge, UK. After a wonderful 11 weeks of talks from early career scientists, our final webinar of the 'Physiology of Obesity: From Mechanisms to Medicine' collection offered the possibility to 'Meet the Experts'. Two leading physiologists reviewed how physiology shaped their research study and job, and also how the discipline is necessary to the future of excessive weight research study. This was complied with by a real-time Q&A. Juleen Zierath, Executive Director of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), University of Copenhagen, Denmark, leads the Integrative Physiology study teams at both CBMR and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Zierath is a devoted physiologist whose research study checks out the interactions in between circadian rhythmicity, diet regimen as well as exercise to identify targets for the prevention and therapy of metabolic disease. As chair, as well as now member of the Nobel Committee at Karolinska Institutet, Zierath has actually been associated with the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine since 2013. Marc Reitman, Senior Investigator as well as Diabetes, Endocrinology as well as Obesity Branch Chief at the National Institute of Diabetes and also Digestive Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, USA is interested in the technicians and translational understanding of diabetic issues, energy homeostasis and also weight problems. Reitman, whose study has actually concentrated on the physiology of obesity, has actually leveraged computer mouse genetics and pharmacology to comprehend the guideline of metabolic rate and also body temperature with a concentrate on the bombesin receptor subtype-3 to create candidate treatments for human excessive weight.

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