Thursday, 9 January 2014

Grant Recipient

Thue W. Schwartz, Professor and Scientific Director, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

Project title

Novel Receptor Targets in the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes and Obesity

Project description

The body’s metabolism is regulated somewhat by hormones produced by cells located in the gut wall that detect both the nutrients present in the gut and components that circulate in the blood. This project proposes international collaboration to examine how these cells register and react to external components with the goal of being able to influence cells’ hormone production and the body’s metabolism as a result. These methods will be used in important ways for both prevention and treatment within diabetes and obesity.