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Cellular and Metabolic Research Section
Blegdamsvej 3, Panum 6.5.34, 2200 København N, 4.5, Building: 13
2200 København N
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)