Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture - Metabolite Signaling, Receptors and Novel Drugs

    The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures are a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus. The lecture on the 17th of May 2018 features professor Thue Schwartz and associate professor Thomas Frimurer from the Section for Metabolic Receptology at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research. Based on their background in molecular pharmacology and extensive collaborations and research alliances with biotech and pharmaceutical companies as well as academic medicinal chemistry groups, pharmacological tool compounds and drug candidates constitute key elements of their research which covers from basic in vitro signal transduction over a large number of ex vivo models to in vivo models including a large number of genetic models. They believe that metabolite GPCRs constitute a highly interesting almost untapped pharmacotherapeutic potential through which novel means to control metabolic and endocrine cell function, and importantly to address metabolic inflammation to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes, can be developed.

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    17 May 2018


    Thue W. Schwartz Professor, NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research
    Thomas M. Frimurer Associate Professor


    Registration is completely free of charge, but mandatory.


    3:45 pm Welcome and registration (coffee/tea, water available)
    4:00 pm Thue W.Schwartz – ”Metabolite GPCRs – Sensors of Nutrients, Gut Microbiota, Fuel and Metabolic Stress”
    4:45 pm Thomas M.Frimurer – “Structure-based Discovery of novel non-metabolite receptor ligands”
    5:30 pm Networking with a drink and a snack
    6:30 pm Thank you for a splendid end of day!
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    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    The organiser offers to pay for a taxi on the following conditions: it has to be transport from either Panum/Mærsk Tower or DTU building 220, if you are at least 3 people in a taxi. This is how it works: you arrange yourself for a taxi from Blegdamsvej or from Kemitorvet, find at least 2 other people to take the taxi with, and at arrival at Tuborg Havnevej 19 you ask Sophie or Gitte to come and pay for the taxi (they’ll check departure address and number of persons in the taxi), as well as to order your taxi back.

    If you are by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road.

    Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Sophie Labrosse at sfeb@novo.dk

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    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

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