SRP Diabetes International Seminar Series

This seminar series with international speakers in the field of diabetes and metabolism has the aim to increase the interactions of the research community at Karolinska Institutet with interesting scientists from other institutions. The seminars are sponsored by the SRP Diabetes programme and hosted by the different research groups affiliated to the programme.

Upcoming:

Diabetes Wednesday webinar on diabetes complications; heart disease, lipotoxic stress

May 26 15.00-16.30 (Swedish time/CET)

Keynote talk:

“New connections between snoRNAs and metabolic regulation” by Jean Schaffer (Joslin/Harvard)

“Recent epidemiological data on cardiovascular disease and heart failure in diabetes” by Anna Norhammar (Karolinska Institutet)

Host and chair: Juleen Zierath

You need to register in advance at this link (to secure a place please register 1 hour in advance)

Diabetes Fridays - SRP Diabetes webinars 2021

We are happy to announce the new webinar series for the spring 2021: Diabetes Fridays! Due to the pandemic the Diabetes Day 2020 excellent speakers have all agreed to each give a separate talk primarily on Fridays during the spring term 2021. So far, six of the talks have been scheduled – more information on topics and how to join will be given at this site so stay tuned! You may also sign up for our email list to get invitations directly in your mailbox.

Friday January 22, 15.00 Swedish time – Andrea Dunaif (Mount Sinai NY, research on women’s health and diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), https://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/andrea-e-dunaif) and Sanjiv Risal (Karolinska Institutet, research on PCOS) Host: Elisabet Stener-Victorin.

Friday February 12, 12.00 Swedish time – Karine Clement gives the Jacobaeus prize lecture (prize awarded by Novo Nordisk Fonden), (Sorbonne University/INSERM, research on pathophysiology of obesity and nutrition-related disorders) Host: Anna Krook and Novo Nordisk Fonden.

Friday February 26, 15.00 Swedish time – Marc Donath (Univ Basel, research on islet inflammation in physiology, obesity and type 2 diabetes) and Eckardt Treuter (Karolinska Institutet, research on epigenetic mechanisms in metabolic-inflammatory diseases). Host: Per-Olof Berggren.

Friday March 12, 12.00 Swedish time – Chantal Mathieu (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, research on type 1 diabetes, vitamin D and immune system and diabetes, the insulin-producing beta cell) and Sofia Carlsson (Karolinska Institutet, research on risk factors, incidence and complications of autoimmune diabetes) Host: Juleen Zierath.

Friday February March 26, 12.00 Swedish time – Matthias Blüher “Healthy obesity – a myth?” (University Leipzig, research on adipose tissue function in insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes development) Host: Peter Arner.

Wednesday May 26, 15.00 Swedish time - Jean Schaffer, (Joslin/Harvard, research on diabetic cardiovascular complications, lipotoxicity and tissue response to metabolic stress) and Anna Norhammar (Karolinska Institutet, research on cardiovascular complications of diabetes and prediabetes). Host: Juleen Zierath

Friday June 4, time TBD - Jorge Ferrer, (Imperial College London and Centre for Genomic Regulation Barcelona/CIBERDEM, research on genome regulation of pancreatic beta cells and human diabetes) and Andreas Hörnblad (Umeå University, research on gene regulatory mechanisms in obesity-associated liver cancer)  Host: Helena Edlund

SeptemberDate TBD, Christian Wolfrum, (ETH Zurich, research on cellular heterogeneity of adipose tissue affecting adipose tissue quality and metabolic homeostasis. https://tnb.ethz.ch/ ) Host: Mikael Rydén

Earlier seminars

2019

Midhat Abdulreda, Diabetes Research Institute, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA

Zachary Knight, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Fransisco, USA

Barry Freedman, Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Ulf Riserus, Uppsala University, Sweden

2018

Rhonda Bassel-Duby, University of Texas Southwestern, USA

Jan Frystyk, Odense University Hospital & University of Southern Denmark

Christoph Handschin, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland

Guy Rutter, Imperial College, London, UK

Antonio Vidal-Puig, Metabolic Research Laboratories, University of Cambridge, UK

2017

Kelle Moley, Washington University, USA

Bruce Spiegelman, Harvard Medical School/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Mark Atkinson, Diabetes Institute, The University of Florida, USA

2016

Roland Stocker, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, Australia

Akilesh Reddy, University of Cambridge, UK

2015

Eckhardt Lammert, Institut of Metabolic Physiology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany

2013

Philippe Froguel, Imperial College London/Pasteur Institute Lille, France

Barbara Corkey, Boston University School of Medicine, USA

Barry Freedman, Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Stephen Shears, NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

2012

Evan Rosen, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, USA

Yuval Dor, The Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical School, Israel

Heiko Lickert, Institute for Stem Cell Research/ Helmholtz Center, Munich, Germany

Piero Carninci, Omics Science Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Japan

Alejandro Caicedo, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA

2011

Richard Johnson, University of Colorado, Denver

Juergen Eckel, Paul-Langerhans-Group German Diabetes Center