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Current Approaches to Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders: From Genes to Prevention - NOS-M Seminar, August 26th - 28th, Oslo, Norway

In September 2009 the ENGAGE Consortium organised a Nordic Research Seminar with support from the Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M).

The seminar highlighted cutting-edge approaches to understanding the development and prevention of metabolic and nutritional disorders with special emphasis on type 2 diabetes and obesity. The seminar gathered 30 students from Nordic countries. Several members of the faculty and the organizing committee were experts from ENGAGE partner institutions.

Some of the presentations from the seminar can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

The Genetic and Genomic Basis of Metabolic Disease: Lessons Learned So Far
Professor Mark McCarthy, Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Clinical Aspects of Type 2 Diabetes
Professor Henning Beck-Nielsen, Institute of Clinical research, Dept. of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Host – Microbe Interactions: Identifying Novel Molecular Targets For Health Promoting Foods
Professor in Medical Nutrition and Vice Coordinator of the TORNADO Project Joseph Rafter, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Genetics of Common Obesity - What Have We Learned From Genome-Wide Association Studies
Dr. Ruth Loos, Programme Leader, MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Insulin Induced Weight Gain - Potential Mechanisms and Consequences?
Professor of Endocrinology and Head of Department of Clinical Endocrinology Kåre I. Birkeland, University of Oslo, Aker University Hospital, Norway