Vision – University of Copenhagen

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Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research > About us > Vision


To establish and operate a world-leading Center of Excellence for interdisciplinary basic metabolic research evolving from the thematic areas of Metabolic Genetics, Integrative Physiology, and Metabolic Receptology/Enteroendocrinology in order to generate cutting edge and profound knowledge about metabolic functions as the basis for the development of novel means of diagnosis, prevention and individualized treatment of common metabolic disorders.

It is the intention of the Center to advance research discoveries, education and innovation in metabolic diseases beyond the frontier. 

This will be achieved by systematic and integrated studies of human genetics and genomics, cellular biology, animal biology, human physiology, targeted molecular pharmacology, and environmental factors. The concerted and integrated actions will advance key knowledge leading to improved health and quality of life for the patients, which will translate into a positive benefit for society.