Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Conference: Metabolism in Action - Time, Space and Treatment

    The goal of this meeting is to bring together leading experts with the brightest postdoctoral and doctoral students, to create an inspiring, international, and open environment. The meeting will explore the influence of molecular and cell type-specific regulation of metabolism for better treatment of cardiometabolic diseases.

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    18-22 November 2024


    Christoph Handschin University of Basel
    Silvia Corvera UMASS Chan Medical School
    Martin Lohse University of Würzburg
    Li Ye Scripps Research
    Nancy Cox Vanderbilt University
    Kristin Eckel-Mahan University of Texas
    David Ludwig Harvard University
    Stephen O’Rahilly University of Cambridge
    Jorge Ferrer Centre for Genomic Regulation
    Kirsten Raun Novo Nordisk A/S
    Manuel Leonetti Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
    Timo Dirk Müller Helmholtz Munich
    Mathias Mann Max Planck Institute & University of Copenhagen
    Nicole Soranzo University of Cambridge
    Vanessa Heggie University of Birmingham
    Jared Rutter University of Utah
    Meng Wang Janelia, Virginia
    Andrea Ganna University of Helsinki
    Barbara Ainsworth Arizona State University
    Steven Kahn University of Washington


    The goal of this meeting is to bring together leading experts with the brightest post-doctoral and doctoral students, to create an inspiring, international, and open environment to explore the influence of molecular and tissue-specific regulation of metabolism.


    The programme starts at 4:30 pm on Monday, 18th November 2024 and ends Friday, 22nd November 2024 with checkout at 9:00 am.

    How to apply

    Our conferences has no application fees – registration is free.

    Please note that the Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster Conferences offers exclusive opportunities to network in an intimate setting with a carefully selected, limited body of participants. Allocation of seats at this conference takes place through a selection process through which our Scientific Committee chooses the best candidates for the conference. If you get accepted for the conference, your participation (excluding travels) is covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. We expect all participants and speakers to actively take part in the full duration of the conference.

    The call opens on June 7th

    If you wish to attend our conference, you will need to apply and submit an abstract* in our application system: Oxford Abstracts

    • If you have not used the system before, click REGISTER to create an account.
    • You will then receive a mail with which you can login.
    • When you have logged in, you can apply to the conference under the name: Metabolism in Action – Time, Space and Treatment
    • Please fill out applicant info and abstract.

    *If you are from industry or if, for another reason, it does not make sense for you to submit an abstract, you can apply with a motivation instead. Our scientific committee will evaluate your relevance for the conference based on your motivation.

    All accepted participants will be expected to present a poster at the conference.

    When can I apply: Call opens 7th June 2024

    Abstract submission: The application deadline is 6th September 2024

    Evaluation of incoming applications: Mid September 2024

    Notifications to applicants: 25th September 2024

    SHORT TALKS: Some applicants will be invited to give a short talk during the conference based on their submitted abstract. Selected applicants will be notified 25th September 2024.

    Registration fee, accommodation and local costs for all approved applicants are covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Only travel expenses to and from the conference venue will be at your own expense.

    For more practical details about the conferences, please click here.


    Organizing committee – Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

    • Juleen R. Zierath
    • Kei Sakamoto
    • Ruth Loos
    • Camilla Schéele
    • Zach Gerhart-Hines
    • Tune H. Pers
    • Atul S. Deshmukh

    Conference topics

    Conference topics

    Genetics of cardiometabolic diseases
    Functional genomics and proteomics
    Multi-omics and systems biology
    Metabolic signaling and organ crosstalk
    Neuro and incretin biology of energy metabolism
    Exercise and circadian biology
    Adipose and islet biology
    Novel mechanisms of action and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases
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