Presentation of Johan Auwerx – University of Copenhagen

Presentation of Johan Auwerx

Johan Auwerx, MD, PhD, Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he occupies the Nestle Chair in Energy Metabolism. Dr. Auwerx received both his MD and PhD at the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium.

Dr. Auwerx was elected as a member of EMBO in 2003 and is the recipient of numerous international scientific prizes, including the Danone International Nutrition Award, the EASD Minkowski Prize, and the Morgagni Gold Medal.

He is using systems physiology and genetics to understand the link between transcription, mitochondria, metabolism, and aging, and his research has spurred the development of new drugs, such as resveratrol, nicotinamide riboside and PARP inhibitors, for the treatment of metabolic diseases.

Dr. Auwerx has been member of the SAB since 2012.