Metabolismecentret – The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research - University of Copenhagen

Research

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. 


Perspectives

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.