Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Lecture: The Human Gut Microbiome

    Oluf Borbye Pedersen is one of Denmark’s most esteemed researchers and has had a major impact on international science within three research fields. For his tremendous commitment and research innovation, he now receives the 2020 Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture prize. He will give his presentation “The Human Gut Microbiome: The Health-Promoting Functions of Intestinal Bacteria”. It will be possible to ask questions in the chat. Due to the current situation, the lecture will only be accessible online. Find the video and chat in the bottom of this page. Sign up for the event to receive a mail with a link to the video on the day of the event.

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    03 December 2020


    Oluf Borbye Pedersen Professor of Human Molecular Metabolism, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Principal Investigator and Group Leader, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

    About the Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture
    The Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture was established in 1979 and is awarded to an active scientist from a Nordic country for an outstanding contribution within research or treatment related to diabetes. The recipient is invited to hold a lecture to coincide with the annual conference of the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes.

    The accompanying award of DKK 600,000 (€80,000) is distributed as a personal award of DKK 100,000 and an award for research or development work of DKK 500,000. The Novo Nordisk Foundation donates the award. The prize is awarded by a committee consisting of three members from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Committee on Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Chair of the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes.




    3:45 pm Online signal opens up
    4:00 pm Start of the lecture
    5:30 pm Thank you for today!
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    What is Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures?

    The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures is a series of open lectures for everyone with an interest in health and bioscience. Every 4 weeks, on Thursday evenings, we invite you to join us for lectures on various themes, often with a cross-disciplinary focus, bringing together researchers, public and stakeholders. The lectures can be attended online as well as physically to the extent the current situation allows for .

    Is the event only online?

    Yes. Following the recent development, we have decided that this month’s lecture is only available online.

    Will it be possible to ask questions?

    Yes, questions are very welcome. More info on how will follow.

    Is it safe to participate physically?

    You cannot participate physically this month. Normally, we have taken the necessary precautions to make sure that the event lives up to the health authorities recommendations. We limit the capacity to only a third of our actual capacity, we will provide face masks and hand sanitizers to those present, and we serve food and snacks in portions on single trays. We also stress that everyone displaying any kind of symptoms are not allowed to participate physically. Still, if you do not feel comfortable being gathered with up to 50 people, we recommend that you participate online.

    I would like to know about upcoming Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures – where can I find information?

    You are very welcome to join the ‘Copenhagen Bioscience Cluster’s Linkedin and/or Facebook group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more. Also, you may want to sign up for the weekly announcement with events and deadlines, sent out by the group manager.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Johan Jansen at jja@novo.dk

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Conference Manager or send an email to Johan Jansen at jja@novo.dk

    Can I update my registration information?

    Yes, just log in to Conference Manager. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

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

    No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation. You will find a tag with your name on it when you arrive.