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Thomas Solomon

Thomas Solomon

Associate Professor

  • Cellular and Metabolic Research Section

Blegdamsvej 3, 2200 København N, 4.5, Room 13

2200 København N

Phone: +45 35 33 04 80

Mobile: +45 23 64 89 10

    Short presentation

    I lead an integrative metabolism research group in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. My group's first line of research is to understand hyperglycemia-induced impairments in endocrine and metabolic pathways (a process known as glucotoxicity).

    Our second line of research is to determine how physical exercise can improve glycemic control in hyperglycemia-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, and to understand the interaction between glucotoxicity and exercise.

    We have specific interests in the endocrine cross-talk between skeletal muscle cells, pancreatic beta-cells (insulin secretion), and intestinal L-cells (GLP-1 secretion), and use a bench-to-bedside clinical-translational approach to investigate the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes.

    Primary fields of research

    Investigating the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes using in vivo human and in vitro cellular (muscle, β-cell, and intestinal L-cell) models of exercise physiology and glucotoxicity.


    • Biochemistry (Bachelors program in Medicine)
    • Theoretical and Experimental Pathophysiology (Masters program in Molecular Biomedicine)
    • Inflammation and Metabolism (PhD course; Rigshospitalet)
    • Methods for measuring glucose metabolism (PhD course; Rigshospitalet)
    • Metabolic Syndrome (PhD course; University of Southern Denmark)

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