CANCELLED Frontiers of Science: Prof. Christian Wolfrum

    CANCELLED Frontiers of Science: Prof. Christian Wolfrum

    CANCELLED

    May 19th at 12:00
    os-site event
    Arje Scheinin auditorium, Dentalia
    Spring 2022 poster

    Prof. Christian Wolfrum, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Adipocyte plasticity and its impact on metabolism
    Host: Kirsi Virtanen (kianvi@utu.fi)

    Coffee and sandwich served at 11:45

     

    Six students and early-career postdocs are welcome to have a lunch and discuss with Prof. Wolfrum after the seminar. This is a great possibility to learn hosting skills in friendly environment and create connections for future. Every student are welcome to join, in spite of which research group they belong to. BioCity Turku will offer the lunch.

    If you got interested please send an email to biocityturku@bioscience.fi

     

    Professor Christian Wolfrum is the Head of the Laboratory of Translational Nutrition Biology at ETH Zürich. His research focuses on mechanisms regulating white and brown adipose tissue plasticity and function and the role of the adipose organ in the maintenance of metabolic control in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Obesity is a constantly increasing, health-threatening problem and even though it is commonly presented as a simple imbalance of energy intake and expenditure, the molecular defects in adipose tissue are still weakly recognized. Prof. Wolfrum is one of the pioneers shedding light to these unknowns and he is one of the best scientists to clarify the topic for the wide audience of obesity research these days.

     

    Selected publications

    Scheele C, Wolfrum C. Functional diversity of human adipose tissue revealed by spatial mapping. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2021 Dec;17(12):713-714.
    doi: 10.1038/s41574-021-00582-2. PMID: 34667281

    Moser C, et al. …Wolfrum C. Quantification of adipocyte numbers in transgenic mice via the Cre-LoxP recombination sites. STAR Protoc. 2021 Aug 18;2(3):100761.
    doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2021.100761.

    Li M, …Wolfrum C, et al. Brown adipose tissue is the key depot for glucose clearance in microbiota depleted mice. Nat Commun. 2021 Aug 5;12(1):4725.
    doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-24659-8

    Balaz M, Wolfrum C. GPR3 sets brown fat on fire. Cell Metab. 2021 Jul 6;33(7):1271-1273.
    doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2021.06.003

    Sun W, et al. …Wolfrum C. Plasticity and heterogeneity of thermogenic adipose tissue. Nat Metab. 2021 Jun;3(6):751-761.
    doi: 10.1038/s42255-021-00417-4.

    Laurila S, …..Wolfrum C, …..Virtanen KA, ….., Nuutila P. Secretin activates brown fat and induces satiation. Nat Metab. 2021 Jun;3(6):798-809.
    doi: 10.1038/s42255-021-00409-4.

    Borsa M, …..Wolfrum C, et al. Asymmetric cell division shapes naive and virtual memory T-cell immunity during ageing. Nat Commun. 2021 May 11;12(1):2715.
    doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22954-y. PMID: 33976157

     

     

    General information

    • Registration is not needed for on-site seminars
    • Participation list is circulated in the audience
    • If you are a student and later wish to get a certificate of attendance from the Frontier of Science seminars, please print out this seminar diary and after the seminar ask the BioCity coordinator to sign it
    • Depending on Covid-situation all on-site FoS-seminars might have to be flipped to fully virtual even on short notice
    • Please note that any audio or video recording of the seminars is strictly forbidden.

     

     


    May 19, 2022 12:00

    Location: Arje Scheinin auditorium, Dentalia, 2nd floor, Lemminkäisenkatu 2, Turku