About 7 million people in Germany suffer from type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Genetic predisposition and environmental factors, in particular early exposure to adverse modifiable lifestyle factors such as prenatal or juvenile overnutrition and lack of exercise have been associated with an increased diabetes risk. However, the mechanistic links between early exposures, onset of impaired insulin action in early life and inadequate β−cell function in subsequent phases are not well understood. The aim of the research program is to better understand the critical molecular mechanisms in the early development of T2DM. Doctoral researchers in basic sciences and medicine (PhD/MD) will jointly investigate novel experimental models for early diabetes development. A structured and coherent qualification program sets the frame for sustained training and mentoring to gain comprehensive knowledge in translational diabetes research.

The Research Training Group vivid will start September 1st 2020.

Spokesperson of vivid

Prof. Dr. Hadi Al-Hasani
German Diabetes Center
Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at HHU
Auf'm Hennekamp 65
40225 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 (0)211 3382 240
hadi.al-hasani(at)ddz.de

Deputy Spokesperson

Prof. Dr. Regina Ensenauer
Department of General Paediatrics, UKD
Moorenstraße 5
40225 Düsseldorf
+49 (0)211 81 17687
Regina.Ensenauer(at)med.uni-duesseldorf.de

Coordinator

Dr. Sabrina Zander
German Diabetes Center
Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at HHU
Auf'm Hennekamp 65
40225 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 (0)211 3382 241
vivid(at)hhu.de

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