Metabolism Day 2021

The Metabolism Day 2020 was postponed

It was with the greatest disappointment that we had  to postpone Metabolism Day 2020 on March 19 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

We are delighted to inform you that after the postponement of Metabolism Day 2020, Metabolism Day has been rescheduled to March 18, 2021. If in the beginning of 2021 the circumstances continue to prohibit international symposia of that size, we might consider organizing the meeting in an online format.

We appreciate the time that has been committed to Metabolism Day, especially by our speakers and those who submitted abstracts and were due to present posters at the symposium. We extend our thanks to everyone affected for their understanding.

We are hoping that you will be able to join us March 18, 2021 to present your research and discuss the latest science in metabolic diseases and energy control.

Kind regards,

Professor Juleen R. Zierath
Executive Director

Professor Birthe Høgh
Vice Executive Director


March 18, 2021

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.

Program (tentative)





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 and Health

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 target 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





































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

You are expected to present your poster during Metabolism Day 2021. 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).