12 July 2022

Jonas Salling Quist has been appointed assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences

New assistant professor

As of August 2022, Jonas Salling Quist becomes assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Jonas' research addresses prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity with a focus on nutrition, physical activity, circadian rhythm, regulation of appetite, and metabolism.

Jonas Salling Quist

Jonas’ research is internationally recognized and he has recently received the ”EASO Early Career Award in Clinical Research” from The European Association for the Study of Obesity.

Jonas has just become senior researcher at the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC), where he is part of Professor Kristine Færch’s research group. As of August 2022, Jonas will have a shared employment with one day a week at the Department of Biomedical Sciences. He has previously been employed at the department as research assistant, PhD student, and postdoc in Professor Bente Stallknecht’s research group.

Head of Department Cathrine Ørskov is looking forward to welcoming Jonas back to the department and says: “It is a pleasure when our former young researchers wish to return to the department. Jonas will both contribute to our strong research profile within obesity and diabetes, be engaged in the department’s teaching, and contribute to strengthening our collaboration with SDCC and other national and international partners within the area of metabolism.”

“I am very happy to get the opportunity to join the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Our research group at SDCC already collaborates with researchers at the department and being present at BMI will open new possibilities for collaboration and exiting new research projects. For example, it will create good opportunities for combining the department’s excellent research in metabolism with our clinical studies at SDCC. I look forward to meeting the researchers at BMI, participate in events, and contribute to teaching and supervising students,” says Jonas.

Jonas Salling Quist will be part of the research theme ”Endocrinology & Metabolism”.