Diabetes Day Nov 14 2019

A one-day open international symposium on diabetes related research is organized annually at KI campus. The aim is to increase interactions between internationally recognized researchers within diabetes and metabolism and the research community at KI and in Sweden.


Dear All, please find attached the program for this year´s Diabetes Day “Symposium on Molecular and Physiological Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus”.

Time: Thursday November 14 (World Diabetes Day), 9.00-18.00

Place: Biomedicum seminar hall, Karolinska Institutet Solna

Registration: attendance is free of charge, however you need to register at https://survey.ki.se/Survey/16858 , latest by October 20. Coffee and lunch is served for those registered. First come first served applies!

Submit abstract for poster presentation: you are welcome to submit an abstract for poster presentation, please follow the link to registration https://survey.ki.se/Survey/16858 . There will be a dedicated poster session at the end of the meeting, please see the attached program.

The symposium is open for all and you are welcome to spread this information to your colleagues.

Keep updated at our website https://ki.se/en/srp-diabetes/diabetes-day !

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Kind regards,


Stefan Nobel | PhD, Programme Manager 
The Strategic Research Programme in Diabetes (SRP Diabetes) at Karolinska Institutet 
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Symposium on Molecular and Physiological Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus 

November 14, 2019 

Biomedicum seminar hall, Karolinska Institutet, Solna 

9:00- 9:10 Welcome Note 

Anna Krook 

9:10- 9:45 “Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Insights into mechanisms” 

Karin Bornfeldt, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 

9:45- 10:20 “Hyperglycaemia induces trained immunity in macrophages and their precursors and promotes atherosclerosis” 

Robin Choudhury, University of Oxford 

10:20- 10:50 COFFEE BREAK 

10:50- 11:25 “Organelle dysfunction in pancreatic beta cells: lessons learned from monogenic forms of diabetes” 

Miriam Cnop, ULB Center for Diabetes Research, Universite Libre de Bruxelles 

11:25-12:00 “Diabetes and Branched Chain Amino Acids” 

Zoltan Arany, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA 

12:00-13:00 LUNCH 

13:00- 13:35 “Mechanisms of glycemic control improvement after metabolic surgery” 

Geltrude Mingrone, Catholic University, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy 

13:35-14:10 "Signalling in the Gut-Brain-Pancreatic Axis" 

Fiona Gribble, University of Cambridge, UK 

14:10-14:40 COFFEE BREAK 

14:40-15:15 "Emerging roles of bile acid signaling in metabolism and stemness” 

Kristina Schoonjans, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland 

15:15-15:50 “Communicating Clocks: Circadian Metabolism and Epigenetics” 

Paolo Sassone-Corsi, UC Irvine School of Medicine, USA 

15:50-16:00 CLOSING REMARKS 

16.00-18.00 POSTER SESSION, Drinks and light bites 



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