Metabolism Month

An online conference about energy control and metabolism

Metabolism Month brings together researchers within the field of metabolism to discuss the latest science in metabolic diseases and energy control. It is hosted and organized by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) at the University of Copenhagen.

For Metabolism Month 2021 – which was held on March 2, 9, 16 and 23 – CBMR organized eight internationally-recognized speakers, three poster sessions and an open session with CBMR's PIs. The format was the same for each day: Two speakers with a poster session or debate in between, from 16:00 to 18:00 CET. 

Each day had a different theme, which corresponded to CBMR's four research programs.

The conference attracted over 1,600 registered attendees over the course of the month, drawn from more than 45 countries around the world.

Program

March 2

16:00-16:45

'Metabolic Control of the Molecular Clock'
 

 

16:45-17:15

 

 

17:15-18:00

'Adipose Tissue – Therapeutic target for Diabetes'
 

 

March 9

16:00-16:45

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

 

16:45-17:15

 

The four poster sessions offer young scientists the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience. They will take place between the two lectures, 16:45-17:15.

If you want to present a poster, simply select the option when you register. Please pick a day with a theme that fits your presentation.

You don't have to upload a poster and abstract when you register. When you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your registration. Just follow the link and update your registration with the abstract and poster when you are ready.

Posters and abstracts must be uploaded latest ten days before your presentation

 

17:15-18:00

'The Genetics of Exercise Adherence and Response'

March 16

16:00-16:45

'Programming of Cardio-Metabolic Health by Maternal Obesity: A Developing Crisis'
 
 

Susan Ozanne is Professor of Developmental Endocrinology in the University of Cambridge Institute of Metabolic Science Metabolic Research Laboratories and the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit. She is also a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. She obtained a first class honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh, in 1990. She then went to Christ’s College at the University of Cambridge where she obtained her PhD in 1994. Prior to her current appointment she was a British Heart Foundation Senior Fellow. Her research interests are focused on understanding the mechanistic basis of the relationship between suboptimal early nutrition and risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease in later life. Professor Ozanne is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed full papers on the early origins of health and disease and is an elected member of the council of the Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

 

16:45-17:15

 

The four poster sessions offer young scientists the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience. They will take place between the two lectures, 16:45-17:15.

If you want to present a poster, simply select the option when you register. Please pick a day with a theme that fits your presentation.

You don't have to upload a poster and abstract when you register. When you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your registration. Just follow the link and update your registration with the abstract and poster when you are ready.

Posters and abstracts must be uploaded latest ten days before your presentation

17:15-18:00

'The CNS Control of Metabolism'
 
 

Dr. Martin Myers, Jr., is the Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research at the University of Michigan. Dr. Myers received his BA from Princeton University, and his MD and PhD from Harvard University. Dr. Myers began his independent research career at the Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School in 1997; he joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2004.The Myers lab studies the mechanisms by which brain circuits contribute to the control of energy balance and metabolic homeostasis, including a major focus on leptin. Recent work also focuses on neural mechanisms that control glucose homeostasis and brainstem circuits that control feeding. Dr. Myers received the Jerome Conn and Basic Science Research Awards from the University of Michigan, Outstanding Scientific Achievement Awards from The Obesity Society and from the American Diabetes Association, and the Ernst Oppenheimer Award from the Endocrine Society. Dr. Myers directs the University of Michigan diabetes initiative (M-Diabetes) and the Michigan Diabetes Research Center and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Diabetes.


March 23

16:00-16:45

'Big Data and Health'

 

16:45-17:15

 

Meet the PIs that work at CBMR.

17:15-18:00

'Metabolism and Society: A Short History of Mutual Transformation’