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
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
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
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
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.