A pipeline for propelling flagship investigations of organ cross-talk in metabolic research
CBMR's Flagship Projects represent the Center's most promising efforts to transform our basic understanding of the mechanisms involved in metabolic health and disease
Flagship projects have the potential to answer fundamental questions about obesity and diabetes – diseases that impact hundreds of millions of people, despite many decades of focused research. They emerge from CBMR's collaborative culture, which nurtures scientists with a wide range of skills and expertise, and encourages them to work together.
They are further enabled by the Center’s state-of-the-art facilities and a Leadership Team that is committed to supporting scientists who take risks. This culture fosters the innovative, interdisciplinary and creative thinking that supports major scientific breakthroughs.
On this website you can discover more about CBMR's current 'fleet' of Flagship Projects – new projects will be added to the page as they mature. We expect the fleet to carry on evolving as we push at the boundaries of what is known, and strive to make discoveries with lasting impact.
Flagship Projects share a number of these characteristics:
- Involves collaboration across Research Programs
- High-risk research into new territory
- Answering questions with potential for major impact
- They are open and inclusive to input
- Research questions that are grown at CBMR
Regulation of adipocyte function, adipogenesis and plasticity through extracellular, local signaling between cell types in adipose tissue
Generating cell-type and tissue-partitioned gene risk scores to stratify the population into cell-type-specific disease risk and to gain novel biological insights