Signe Sørensen Torekov

Signe Sørensen Torekov

Professor MSO

Signe Torekov, Cand. Scient. Humanbiologi, Ph.D., er Professor MSO på Biomedicinsk Institut, Københavns Universitet og desuden tilknyttet Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Københavns Universitet. Signe Torekov udførte sin ph.d. på Steno Diabetes Center/ Hagedorn Instituttet, Gentofte, Danmark.

Signe Torekov er forskningsgruppeleder for flere store kliniske undersøgelser af behandling af fedme og hvordan man opnår et sundt og vedvarende vægttab.

Desuden undersøger forskningsgruppen hvilken rolle stofskiftehormoner spiller for udvikling af fedme, samt fastholdelse af vægttab og hvorledes ændringer i arvemassen har med betydning for udvikling af fedme og diabetes.

Se mere på: https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/endocrinology-and-metabolism/clinical-translational-metabolism/

Signe Torekov underviser i patofysiologi, endokrinologi og er vejleder for studerende. Desuden er hun kursusleder for kurset Diabetes – a global challenge (www.coursera.org/#course/diabetes) udbudt af Københavns Universitet. Derudover er hun kursusleder for patofysiologi for Medicin og Teknologi.

Primære forskningsområder

Development of obesity, treatment of obesity and how to maintain a healthy weight loss. Biological mechanisms involved in weight loss and weight regain after weight loss.
Translational research of the pathophysiological and genetic background of obesity and diabetes.

Aktuel forskning

Professor Torekov is a research group leader and principal investigator of several large clinical investigations of obesity treatment and maintenance of healthy weight loss.
Furthermore, her research group is investigating links between cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease, as well as investigating humans with rare mutations involved in development in obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

Professor Torekov is teaching pathophysiology and endocrinology. She is supervisor of students at University of Copenhagen and course director of Diabetes – a global challenge (www.coursera.org/#course/diabetes). She is also course leader of Pathophysiology for Medical Engineers.

Interesseområder

  • Obesity
  • Maintenance of healthy weight loss
  • Biological mechanisms involved in weight loss and weight regain after weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Translational research

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