Metabolism Day 2020


March 19, 2020, 8:30-20:00

About Metabolism Day

Metabolism Day brings together researchers within the field of metabolism to discuss the latest science in metabolic diseases and energy control. All researchers with an interest in metabolic research are welcome to attend the event.

The day includes eight invited international speakers, poster sessions and prizes, and concludes with a buffet dinner.

Participation is free of charge, but for catering purposes, registration is required.






8:30-9:00 Registration, Coffee and set-up of Posters
9:00-9:15 Welcome Address Executive Director, Professor Juleen R. Zierath, CBMR


The Genetics of Obesity – From genes, to biology, … to clinical practice

Professor Ruth Loos, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Professor Torben Hansen, CBMR

9:50-10:25 Programming of Cardio-Metabolic Health by Maternal Obesity: A Developing Crisis Professor Susan Ozanne, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Professor Romain Barrès, CBMR
10:25-10:50 Posters and Coffee
10:50-11:25 Metabolic Control of the Molecular Clock Professor Joseph Bass, Northwestern University, USA Associate Professor Zach Gerhart-Hines, CBMR
11:25-12:00 The Genetics of Exercise Adherence and Response Professor Molly S. Bray, University of Texas at Austin, USA Professor Kei Sakamoto, CBMR
12:00-13:00 Posters and Lunch
13:00-13:35 A Sociology of One-Carbon Metabolism Professor Hannah Landecker, University of California, USA Associate Professor Louise Whiteley, CBMR
13:35-14:10 Big Data, Health and Precision Diabetes

Professor Michael Snyder, Stanford University, USA

Associate Professor Manimozhiyan Arumugam, CBMR

Poster Session

16:10-16:45 The CNS Control of Metabolism Professor Martin Myers, University of Michigan, USA Associate Professor Tune H. Pers, CBMR
16:45-17:20 Adipose Tissue – Therapeutic targets for Diabetes Professor Philipp Scherer, University of Texas Southwestern, USA Associate Professor Camilla Schéele, CBMR
17:20-17:30 Closing Remarks Executive Director, Professor Juleen R. Zierath, CBMR
17:30-20:00 Buffet Dinner and Poster Prize Ceremony





































We encourage everybody to register and submit abstracts for posters here.
Deadline for registration and abstract submission is February 14, 2020.

Abstract submission guidelines

You can submit an abstract on the registration page.
Please note that it is possible to submit an abstract after registering, as long as it is before February 14, 2020.

Your abstract must contain the following information:

  • Author and affiliation
  • Co-authors

The abstract can have a maximum of 1200 characters (incl. spaces and title but excl. author information) written in Times New Roman, font size 12.

Please only submit text in the abstract and not any graphs or figures.

When submitting your abstract, please choose one of the following four categories with which your abstract will be associated:

  • Integrative Metabolism and Environmental Influences
  • Human Genomics and Metagenomics in Metabolism
  • Nutrient and Metabolite Sensing
  • Metabolic Science in Culture


Participants will receive an abstract book with all abstracts at Metabolism Day.

You are expected to present your poster during Metabolism Day 2020. You will be informed of the timeslot of your presentation in advance.

The size of the poster boards are 115 cm (width) x 160 cm (height) (~45 x 63 inches).