Use of animal models for pathophysiological and nutrigenomic research

Symposium June 1st – 2nd, 2016

Aarhus University, Faculty of Health and Faculty of Science and Technology


June 1st 2016

09.00 – 09.05 Welcome Prof. Knud Erik Bach Knudsen

Session 1
Appetite, obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes

Moderator: Kjeld Hermansen

09.05 – 09.45

Magnetic resonance hyperpolarization for in vivo metabolic flux quantification - pre-clinical and clinical applications. Prof. Hans Stødkilde, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

09.45 – 10.25

The choice of animal models based on evolutionary biology. Associate Prof. PhD. Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup, Aarhus University, Positron Emission Tomography Center, Aarhus, Denmark.

10.25 – 10.45 Coffee

10.45 – 11.25

Rodents models in peptide research: implications for obesity and metabolic syndrome. Prof Karl-Heinz Herzig, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.

11.25 – 12.05

Brown adipose tissue and obesity. Prof. Steen Bønløkke, Aarhus University, Aarhus , Denmark.

12.05 – 13.00 Lunch

Session 2
Animal models in cardiovascular research

Moderator: Karl-Heinz Herzig

13.00 – 13.40

Rabbit models in cardiovascular disease. Prof. Sten Stender, Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

13.40 – 14.20

Pathophysiology and long-term complications of metabolic syndrome in Ossabaw miniature swine: mimicking big mice or small humans? Prof. Michael Sturek, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA.

14.20 - 14.40 Coffee break

14.40 - 15.20

Of mice and men - translational challenges in diabetes research. Associate Prof. PhD Niels Jessen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

15.20 – 16.00

The Göttingen miniature pigs. Head of Scientific Management Anette Blak Grossi, Ellegaard Göttingen minipigs A/S, Dalmose, Denmark.

18.30 – 22.00

Dinner at Restaurant ”Det Glade Vanvid”, Pakkerivej 2b, 8000 Århus C

June 2nd 2016

Session 3
Animal models and type 2 diabetes

Moderator: Per Bendix Jeppesen

09.05 – 09.45

GLP-1 and diabetes: What have learned from animal experiments? Adj. professor Lotte Bjerre Knudsen, Novo Nordisk, Copenhagen, Denmark.

09.40 – 10.20

Beta cells and its function – key for understanding the progression of diabetes. Prof. Per: Olof Berggreen, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden.

10.20 – 10.40 Coffee break

10.40 – 11.20

Alpha cells and its function in relation to diabetes. Prof. Patrik Rorsman, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

11.20 – 12.00

Drug discovery and type 2 diabetic animal models. Associate Prof. PhD Per Bendix Jeppesen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

Session 4
Can nutrigenomic techniques and animal models improve our understanding of human nutrition health issues?

Moderator: Knud Erik Bach Knudsen

13.00 – 13.40

MicroRNA and Macro RNA research in relation to diabetes. Associate professor Lorraine O`Driscoll, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

13.40 – 14.00 Coffee break

14.00 – 14.40

Metabolomics techniques in life style diseases. Associate professor, Ph.D. Trine Dalsgaard, Faculty of Science and Techniques, Aarhus University, Foulum, Denmark.

14.40 – 15.20

Unravelling the unknown metabolites from whole grains – strategies and progress. Senior Scientist Mette Skou Hedemann, Aarhus University, Foulum, Denmark.

15.20 – 15.30

Concluding remarks: Prof. Kjeld Hermansen, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

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