The research activities includes interdisciplinary basic metabolic research evolving from the thematic areas of Metabolic Genetics, Integrative Physiology, and Metabolic Receptology/Enteroendocrinology aiming at generating cutting edge and profound knowledge about metabolic functions.
The knowledge gained forms the basis for the development of novel means of diagnosis, prevention and individualized treatment of common metabolic disorders.
In close collaboration with the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Center is organizing the fourth conference in the Copenhagen Conference Series: Genomics in Metabolism.
Copenhagen Bioscience Conferences comprises a series of scientific conferences within the areas of biomedicine and biotechnology initiated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The aim of the Copenhagen Bioscience Conferences is to raise international awareness of the Copenhagen Region as a stronghold in the research areas of the centers covering metabolism, stem cells, proteins and biosustainability.
Modern living is associated with an upsurge in the incidence and prevalence of metabolic disturbances characterized by a core of excessive body fat and elevations of blood glucose to levels that increase the risk of diabetes, premature ischemic cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research aims to be the focal point for translational, clinical research and technical innovation to attack and conquer the overwhelming challenge of the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes.