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GRK2576 Guest lecture

Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Giles Yeo, PhD. 
Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, UK

Title:         ‘Is obesity a choice?’
Date:        16. September 2020
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex 

Event link: https://hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5164bd5dbdd4d2851ecccd956150303a
Event number: 121 043 3955
Event password: SNhPPphH232

For more information about the talk see invitation_pdf


Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Matthias Blüher, MD. 
Helmholtz Institute for Metabolism, Obesity and Vasculature, Munich; Faculty of Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany 

Title:        ‘The myth of healthy obesity’ 
Date:        28. October 2020
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex (https://hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/j.php?MTID=me35dd9d88c95e8420ea5734403283c3b)

Meeting number: 121 669 9841
Password: P3DcAQ5syJ8

For more information about the talk see invitation_pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rohit Kulkarni, MD, PhD
Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, USA, Section Head, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology, Senior Investigator Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Title:        ‘mRNA modifications – a new player in regulating islet biology’
Date:        03. February 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex  (https://hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/j.php?MTID=m9e7d52dec26ab19693aadb47b3f9f8bc )

Meeting number: 121 403 5409
Password: ADm2EQgHg42

For more information about the talk see invitation_pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Robert Wagner
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen

Title:        Characterization of the metabolic heterogeneity before the manifestation of diabetes
Date:        17. March 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex ( https://hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/j.php?MTID=mb68e5570eb0f930fbba820d95513a49e)
Meeting number: 121 482 7776
Password:7JMnCAB8AQ2

For more information about the talk see invitation_pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Omry Koren
Bar Ilan University, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Israel

Title:        The microbiome in the first 1000 days of life
Date:        26. May 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET

Webex link: https://hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/j.php?MTID=m9fc8ab41c3fa3c5df35405aeb3290986
Meeting number: 121 505 3429      
Password: J5Uw8Eva5Xm

For more information about the talk see invitation pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Laurie Goodyear, PhD, MS
Senior Investigator, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

Title:        Ending the transmission of metabolic disease to the next generation: How maternal exercise improves the metabolic health of offspring
Date:        16. June 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET

virtual - Cisco Webex  
https://hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/j.php?MTID=m8621a6b82a12400492acf534e0c163a7
Meeting number (access code): 121 490 0739
Meeting password: mgXe3ZKgk36

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jens Brüning, MD
Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne & Director of the Policlinic for Endocrinology, Diabetology and Preventive Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne

Title:        CNS-dependent control of metabolism
Date:        18. August 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET

virtual - Cisco Webex  
https://hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/j.php?MTID=maa5c6eae50efb043e72fb8cf8bd8e0d5
Meeting number (access code): 121 528 8308
Meeting password: c5JFzuXZY37

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf.


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Annette Schürmann, PhD
Professor at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Head of the department of Experimantal Diabetology, Speaker of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)

Title:        Genetic and epigenetic alternations contributing to fatty liver and type 2 diabetes
Date:        22. September 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET

virtual - Cisco Webex 
https://hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/j.php?MTID=mfb290066717e6efe13d711f0d3e8c6db
Meeting number (access code): 188 026 2107
Meeting password: f4Twp9C3QA2

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Susan Ozanne, PhD
Professor of Developmental Endocrinology, University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories and MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit

Title:        Programming of cardio-metabolic health by maternal obesity: can we intervene?   
Date:        06. October 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET

virtual - Cisco Webex 
hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/j.php
Meeting number (access code): 2733 133 9183
Meeting password: JpBJgXS7J54

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Simone Prömel, PhD
Head of the Institute for Cell Biology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Title:        The Adhesion-GPCR Latrophilins: novel players in the regulation of insulin release
Date:        20. October 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET

virtual - Cisco Webex 
hhu.webex.com/hhu-en/j.php
Meeting number (access code): 2731 107 6572
Meeting password: siWGM6JpT84

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jørgen Wojtaszewski, PhD
Professor of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Title:        Exercise and insulin action - when it gets personal(ized)
Date:        04. May 2022
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location: German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf, Seminar rooms, Ground floor

Online accesshttps://us06web.zoom.us/j/84314184340?pwd=UlV2Qi9hNGV4SzQrd1pKZ1NDTE1vQT09
Meeting ID: 843 1418 4340
Code: 935082

For more information about the talk see invitation pdf


Speaker: Dr. Dr. Peter Kayatz, PhD
Waterbergh Management e.U., Austria

Title:        Commercialization of academic research results in the form of a spin-off company
Date:        29. June 2022
Time:        16:00 h CET
Location: German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf, Seminar rooms, Ground floor

For more information about the talk see invitation pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kei Sakamoto, PhD
Vice Executive Director and Professor of Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Title:       Metabolic energy sensor AMPK: old and new insights/applications
Date:        12. October 2022
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location: German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf, Seminar rooms, Ground floor, and Zoom

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Dr. Rachel Lippert, PhD
Head of the Neurocircuit Development and Function Department, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke

Title:       Did I get it from my mother? Metabolic and nutritional changes in early development and effects on the offspring´s brain and behaviour
Date:       02. November 2022
Time:       14:00 h CET
Location: German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf, Seminar rooms, Ground floor, and Zoom

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Dr. Susanne Keipert, PhD
Group Leader at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University

Title:       Increasing energy turnover of adipose tissue to combat obesity
Date:       09. November 2022
Time:       14:00 h CET
Location: German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf, Seminar rooms, Ground floor, and Zoom

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Torsten Plösch, PhD
University of Oldenburg (D) and University Medical Center Groningen (NL)

Title:       Epigenetic programming by adverse (nutrition in) pregnancy
Date:       30. November 2022
Time:       14:00 h CET
Location: virtual - Cisco Webex 

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Frank Eitner, MD
Head of Precision Nephrology, Research & Development, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Bayer AG

Title:       Drug Hunting @ Bayer
Date:       15. February 2023
Time:       14:00 h CET
Location: German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf, Seminar rooms, Ground floor, and Zoom 

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Heiko Lickert, PhD
Director, Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR), Helmholtz Diabetes Center München, and Professor and Chair of Beta Cell Biology, Medical Faculty, Technical University Munich (TUM)

Title:       Beta Cell Development and Regeneration
Date:       26. April 2023
Time:       14:00 h CET
Location: German Diabetes Center Düsseldorf, Paul Langerhans Hall, Ground floor, and Zoom 

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Anja Zeigerer, PhD
Head “Basic Principles of Metabolic Diseases”, European Center for Angioscience, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg,
68167 Mannheim, Germany

Title: Coupling membrane transport to metabolic control
Date: 22 November 2023
Time: 14:00 h CET
Location: DDZ Seminar room, ground floor, and Zoom

For more information about the talk see invitation.pdf


GRK 2576 Lecture series ‘Fundamentals in Diabetes Research’


Title:        'Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes'
Speaker:  Prof. Hadi Al-Hasani,  Institute for Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        2. September 2020
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  DDZ


Title:        'Genetics and epigenetics in T2D'
Speaker:  Dr. Alexandra Chadt,  Institute for Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        7. October 2020
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  DDZ


Title:        'Lifestyle and nutrition in T2D'
Speaker:  Prof. Regina Ensenauer, Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        25. November 2020
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  online- Cisco Webex 


Title:        'Organ crosstalk in T2D'
Speaker:  Prof. Maria Grandoch, Institute for Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        13. January 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  online- Cisco Webex  


Title:        'Structure-function relationship of mitochondria'
Speaker:  Prof. Andreas Reichert, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        10. March 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  online- Cisco Webex  


Title:        'Cell biology of pancreatic islets'
Speaker:  Prof. Eckhardt Lammert, Institute for Metabolic Physiology, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        14. April 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  online- Cisco Webex  


Title:        'Inflammatory signaling in diabetes'
Speaker:  Prof. Jürgen Scheller, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        28. April 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  online- Cisco Webex


Title:        'Clinical perspective and comorbidities of T2D'
Speaker:  Prof. Michael Roden, Institute for Clinical Diabetology, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        02. June 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  online- Cisco Webex


Title:        'Lipid signaling, lipotoxicity and cell survival in T2D'
Speaker:  Dr. Bengt-Frederik Belgardt, Institute for Vascular and Islet Cellbiology, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        09. June 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  online- Cisco Webex


Title:        'Pharmacological treatment of T2D'
Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Jens Fischer, Institute for Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        25. August 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  online- Cisco Webex


Title:        'Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes'
Speaker:  Prof. Hadi Al-Hasani,  Institute for Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        11. October 2023
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  DDZ, Josef-von-Mering seminar room


Title:        'Genetics and epigenetics in T2D'
Speaker:  Dr. Alexandra Chadt,  Institute for Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        8. November 2023
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  DDZ, Josef-von-Mering seminar room


GRK 2576 Lecture series ‘Translational access to the early development of T2DM`

Title:        'Programming of metabolism in childhood'
Speaker:  Prof. Regina Ensenauer,  Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology,  University Hospital Düsseldorf, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        9. September 2020
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'Diabetes in early phases of life'
Speaker:  Prof. T. Meissner  Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Düsseldorf, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        4. November 2020
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'Gene/environment interactions '
Speaker:  Dr. B. Knebel, Research Group Genomics, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        27. January 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'Signal transduction of apoptosis '
Speaker:  Prof. S. Wesselborg, Institute for Molecular Medicine, University Hospital Düsseldorf, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        24. March 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'Novel cell and animal models - Part 1 '
Speaker:  Dr. A. Chadt, Institute for Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, DDZ & Dr. B. Belgardt, Institute for Vascular- and Islet Cellbiology, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        21. April 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'Novel cell and animal models - Part 2 '
Speaker:  Dr. A. Chadt, Institute for Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, DDZ & Dr. B. Belgardt, Institute for Vascular- and Islet Cellbiology, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        19. May 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'The PEACHES Study: Programming of Enhanced Adiposity Risk in Childhood – Early Screening '
Speaker:  Prof. Regina Ensenauer,  Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Düsseldorf, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        3. November 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'The German Diabetes Study (GDS)'
Speaker:  Dr. med Oana-Patricia Zaharia, Institute for Clinical Diabetology, Arbeitsgruppe Klinisches Studienzentrum, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        15. December 2021
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'The Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study (HNR)'
Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Nico Dragano, Institute of Medical Sociology, University Hospital Düsseldorf, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        02. February 2022
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'Mother-Child-Studies PEACHES and BEARR'
Speaker:  Prof. Regina Ensenauer,  Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology, University Hospital Düsseldorf, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        13. April 2022
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy in metabolic research'
Speaker:  Dr. Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling, Research Group Metabolic Imaging, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:        22. June 2022
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'Design of clinical observational studies and intervention studies in diabetes research'
Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Robert Wagner,  Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology, University Hospital Düsseldorf, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:        13. July 2022
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  DDZ, seminar rooms, ground floor


Title:        'Assessment of diabetic complications'
Speaker:  Dr. Gidon Bönhof,  Head of Junior Research Group Neuropathy, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:       24 . August 2022
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  DDZ, seminar rooms, ground floor


Title:        'The Swedish Obese Subject (SOS) Study: bariatric surgery as obesity intervention'
Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Christian Herder,  Deputy Director of the Institute for Clinical Diabetology and Head of the Working Group Inflammation, DDZ Düsseldorf
Date:       19 . October 2022
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'Pharmacological treatment and prevention of islet failure'
Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Eckhard Lammert,  Head of the Institute for Metabolism Physiology, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:       08 . February 2023
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


Title:        'Patient prefenrences for lifestyle intervention programs for diabetes prevention'
Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Nadja Kairies-Schwarz & Dr. Markus Vomhof,  Institute for Health Services Research and Health Economics, University Hospital Düsseldorf, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:       22 . March 2023
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  DDZ, seminar rooms, ground floor


Title:        'Prevention studies for cardiovascular complications in diabetes'
Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Malte Kelm,  Head of the Clinic for Cardiology, Pneumology & Angiology , University Hospital Düsseldorf, HHU Düsseldorf
Date:       30 . August 2023
Time:        14:00 h CET
Location:  virtual - Cisco Webex


GRK 2576 Journal club

Paper:  Inceptor counteracts insulin signalling in beta-cells to control glycaemia. Ansarullah et al., Nature 590, 326-331 (2021)

Moderator: Prof. Hadi Al-Hasani

Presenter: Prof. H.adi Al-Hasani

Date: 1st of September 2021, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 


Paper:  Tet2 controls the responses of β cells to inflammation in autoimmune diabetes. Rui et al., Nature Communications 12, 5074 (2021)

Moderator: Anna Rita Minafra

Presenter: Anna Rita Minafra

Date: 10th of November 2021, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 


Paper:  MicroRNA-506 modulates insulin resistance in human adipocytes ba targeting S6K1 and altering the IRS1/PI3K/AKT insulin signaling pathway. Zhong et al., Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes (2021) 53: 679-692

Moderator: Dr. Soner Oener-Sieben

Presenter: Marten Schouwink

Date: 12th of January 2022, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 


Paper:  Mitochondrial proton leak regulated by Cyclophilin D elevates insulin secretion in islets at nonstimulatory glucose levels. Taddeo et al., Diabetes (2020) 69: 131-145

Moderator: Mona Hendlinger

Presenter: Mona Hendlinger

Date: 13th of March 2022, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 


Paper:  Peripherally active dextromethorphan derivatives lower blood glucose levels by targeting pancreatic islets. Scholz et al., Cell Chemical Biology (2021) 28: 1-15

Moderator: Angela Pelligra

Presenter: Angela Pelligra

Date: 15th of June 2022, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 


Paper:  Beta-cell Cre expression and reduced Ins1 gene dosage protect mice from type 1 diabetes. Søs Skovsø et al., Endocrinology 2022 Sep 1. Online ahead of print.

Moderator: Celina Uhlemeyer

Presenter: Celina Uhlemeyer

Date: 28th of September 2022, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Seminar rooms, ground floor, DDZ


Paper:  Dual GIP and GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Tirzepatide Improves Beta-cell Function and Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes. Thomas et al., The Journal of Clinical Endicrinology & Metabolism (2021) 106 No.2: 388-396

Moderator: Pia Marlene Förster

Presenter: Pia Marlene Förster

Date: 18th of January 2023, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 


Paper:  Apoptosis of hematopoetic progenitor-derived tissue-resident macrophages contributes to insulin reisistance after mycardial infarction. Vasamsetti et al., Science Translational Medicine (2020) July 22; 12 (553)

Moderator: Katja Wegener

Presenter: Katja Wegener

Date: 15th of March 2023, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 


Paper:  CTRP1 prevents high fat diet-induced obesity and improves homeostasis in obese and STZ-induced diabetic mice. Ren et al., Journal of Translational Medicine (2022) 20:449

Moderator: Anna Scheel

Presenter: Anna Scheel

Date: 17th of July 2023, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Skype


Paper:  Mitochondrial morphology controls fatty acid utilization by changing CPT1 sensitivity to malonyl-CoA. Ngo et al., EMBO J. (2023) 42 e111901

Moderator: Melissa Lubeck

Presenter: Melissa Lubeck

Date: 06th of September 2023, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 


Paper:  Discovery of a potent allosteric activator of DGKQ that ameliorates obesity-induced insulin resistance via the sn-1,2-DAG-PKCε signaling axis. Zheng et al., Cell Metabolism 2023 Jan 3;35(1):101-117

Moderator: Marlene Piribauer

Presenter: Marlene Piribauer

Date: 15th of November 2023, 14.00 p.m. - 15.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 


Retreat & Meetings

Work in Progress Seminar 

14th of January 2021, 10.00 a.m. - 01.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex 
Program


1st Retreat

5th of May 2021, 9.00 a.m. - 06.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex
Program 


Work in Progress Seminar 

8th of December 2021, 09.00 a.m. - 02.00 p.m. Online via Cicso Webex
Program


2nd Retreat

10th to 11th of May 2022, 11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. Kardinal Schulte Haus, Bergisch Gladbach
Program


Work in Progress Seminar 

7th of December 2022, 09.00 a.m. - 02.00 p.m. Deutsches Diabetes Zentrum, Düsseldorf
Program


3rd Retreat

3rd to 4th of May 2023, 11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. Kardinal Schulte Haus, Bergisch Gladbach
Program

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