Language: 简体中文 English

Juleen R Zierath

Karolinska Institute, Sweden

更新时间:2018/2/19 23:05:27

Juleen R Zierath

Juleen Zierath, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading experts in clinical integrative physiology who now work as a professor in the Department of Surgical Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. She will deliver the open keynote speech on the 17th International Biochemistry of Exercise Conference.

From 2002 - 2008, she was the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Karolinska Institute Metabolism and Endocrinology Network, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2006, she became a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Keystone Organization/Symposium, and also joined the Nobel Assembly, Karolinska Institute. In 2010, she was named Professor of Integrative Physiology, Scientific Director, Integrative Physiology Section, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen. Zierath is a Member ofthe Nobel Committee since 2011, after serving as an Adjunct Member from 2008–2010, and its Chairman from 2013 to 2015. Other activities she is involved in include Director of the Strategic Research Program in Diabetes at Karolinska Institute, Editor-in-Chief of Diabetologia, Chair of the Board of Directors - Keystone Organization/Symposium and President of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Zierath’s research focuses on the cellular mechanisms that correspond to the development of insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes. Her other research areas look at exercise-mediated effects on skeletal muscle glucose metabolism and gene expression. Zierath has published over 200 original research papers and review articles, and her work has been reported in scientific journals, including Nature (journal). Her research provided the first evidence for physiological regulation of insulin signaling pathways and revealed key steps along this pathway are impaired in diabetic patients. Another study showed that exercise can change the way that genes are expressed in muscle cells.
  • 小时
  • 分钟