Signe Sørensen Torekov

Signe Sørensen Torekov

Professor with special responsibilities

Signe Sørensen Torekov, M.Sc. Human biology, PhD, is Professor MSO at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and also affiliated with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

Professor Torekov is an expert of obesity and healthy weight loss maintenance. She is a research group leader and principal investigator of several large clinical investigations of obesity and maintenance of healthy weight loss.

See more details at Clinical Translational Metabolism Group – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)

Furthermore, Dr. Torekov is a teacher of pathophysiology and endocrinology and 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.

Primary fields of research

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.

Current research

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.

Teaching

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.

Fields of interest

  • 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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