Monday, 28 May 2018 11:48

Global Excellence Seminar with Kirstine Nyvold Bojsen-Møller

On Thursday 31 May 2018 we have the pleasure of a visit from Kirstine Nyvold Bojsen-Møller who will give a talk entitled "Metabolic effects of bariatric research".

Kirstine Nyvold Bojsen-Møller works for the UNIK project (Food, Fitness & Pharma) which is an interdisciplinary research initiative at University of Copenhagen, which aims to understand, prevent and treat lifestyle diseases, such as obesity and type 2-diabetes.

The present UNIK is a cross-disciplinary research program aiming at identifying and characterizing the environmental and genetic causes of lifestyle diseases and at developing new means for preventing and curing these. The program will exploit the strong synergistic possibilities generated by the recent university merger bringing world-class scientists covering multiple different aspects of lifestyle diseases together in one organization. Major research themes of the program are:

  • food components and how they release satiety and hunger hormones from the gastrointestinal tract and controls our metabolism,
  • how these hormones can be used as new drugs,
  • the molecular basis for the health promoting effect of physical activity in muscle,
  • the genetic basis for why some people get obese or get diabetes and others do not,
  • social and psychological factors leading to poor lifestyle, and
  • the reason why people cannot change their obvious bad lifestyle.

The Global Excellence Seminar will be held on Thursday 31 May 2018 at 9:00 o'clock in the MR Conference Room.