Conferences and symposiums

Diabetes Day 2016

2016-11-1109:00 to 16:00 Aula MedicaCampus Solna

Symposium on Molecular and Physiological Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus


9:00- 9:10

Welcome Note

Juleen Zierath

9:10- 9:45 

The Neurobiology of Need

Scott M. Sternson, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, USA

9:45- 10:20 

Sex Differences in Metabolism: Critical Role of Sex Chromosomes and Sex Hormones

Deborah Clegg, Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA

10:20- 10:50 COFFEE BREAK
10:50- 11:25

From p-values to proteins: making mechanistic sense from human genetics

Mark McCarthy, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism,University of Oxford, UK


Diabetes Prevention: Recent insights, new approaches, future questions

Steven E. Kahn, Dept. of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00- 13:35

Hyperglycaemia and the pancreatic beta-cell: insights from a mouse model of neonatal diabetes

Frances Ashcroft, Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, University of Oxford, UK


Rethinking targets for insulin sensitization

Debbie C. Thurmond, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, USA

14:10-14:40 COFFEE BREAK

Mining the blood for new cardiometabolic hormones

Robert Gerszten, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA


Circadian transcriptional architecture in the mouse: genome-wide regulation of metabolism

Joseph Takahashi, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA


Program can be downloaded here


Attendance is free of charge and open for everyone, however registration is mandatory. Registration here latest October 31 (coffee and lunch included)

Diabetes Day
A one-day open international symposium on diabetes related research is organized annually at KI campus. The aim is to increase interactions between internationally renowned researchers within diabetes and metabolism and the research community at KI and in Sweden.