Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster


    Type 2 diabetes and obesity are life threatening metabolic diseases reaching epidemic proportions. The molecular basis for these diseases is incompletely understood, but genetic and environmental variables, synergistically interact throughout our lifespan to modulate metabolism. Today, there is growing appreciation that aging-related alterations in metabolism can be attenuated by lifestyle intervention strategies. Thus, insight into specific genetic, epigenetic, and cellular mechanisms that modulate metabolism throughout the aging continuum may uncover novel therapeutic entry points to manage type 2 diabetes and prevent obesity.

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    05 October 2017


    Amira Klip University of Toronto
    Atul R. Chopra Baylor College
    Chad Cowan Harvard Dept. of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, United States
    David James University of Sydney
    Francesc Villarroya University of Barcelona
    Helene Duez University of Lille, France
    Joseph Bass Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States
    Kelle Moley Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louise, United States
    Klaus H. Kaestner University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, United States
    Leonard Guarente Department of Biology MIT, Massachusetts, United States
    Marcia C. Haigis Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States
    Max Nieuwdorp Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC) Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mikael Rydén Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Minoo Rassoulzadegan University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
    Mitch Lazar University of Pennsylvania, United States
    Paolo Sassone-Corsi University of California, Irvine, United States
    Philipp Scherer The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
    Philippe Froguel Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Ruth Loos Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States
    Satchidananda Panda Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, United States

    Article 1: Genes that make you fat but keep you fit 

    Article 2: A malfunctioning body clock makes us ill



    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 at own expense.