Clinical Translational Metabolism – University of Copenhagen

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Clinical Translational Metabolism group

Clinical translation of diabetes and obesity

The Clinical Translational Metabolism group focuses on clinical translational research of the pathophysiological and genetic background of obesity and diabetes as well as on the treatments possibilities in humans.

Clinically targeting these dysfunctionalities will with time improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of type-2 diabetes and obesity. Read more about our research

For further information regarding clinical translation of diabetes and obesity, please contact Signe Sørensen Torekov

Coursera Course from UCPH: Diabetes - a Global Challenge

Instructors: Jens Juul Host and Signe Sørensen Torekov. 

This diabetes course will give you the newest state of the art updates on diabetes research in the fields of clinical aspects of diabetes and regulation of insulin secretion, epidemiology of diabetes, heritability of diabetes, genetic aspects of diabetes, prevention of diabetes and insulin resistance, molecular insulin resistance, cellular aspects of diabetes, physiological regulation of blood glucose, type 1 diabetes and stem cell research in diabetes. Each section will be covered by world leading professors (to be announced) in the specific areas. See and join the course

Vacant positions and projects

We are looking for highly motivated bachelor, master and PhD students to work with us.

Relevant educations could be medicine, human biology, biomedicine, sports science, or similar. Preferably, you are interested in clinical studies, endocrinology, and/or physical activity in relation to obesity research.  

For further information, please contact: Associate Professor Signe Sørensen Torekov, torekov@sund.ku.dk.

Andres Jahre Young Prize

In June 2017, Associate professor Signe Sørensen Torekov was awarded the Anders Jahre Prize for young researchers based on her research in obesity and diabetes.  

Anders Jahre's medical prizes reward excellent research in basic and clinical medicine. The prizes are awarded by the University in Oslo and are among the largest in medicine in the Nordic region.

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Pictures from the ceremony in September: