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Maintenance of energy homeostasis, i.e. the balance between caloric intake and energy expenditure, has to be maintained in a tight range to ensure metabolic homeostasis, health, and survival of any organism. 

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Seminars

Talk by Prof. Susanne la Fleur, University of Amsterdam

Apr 25, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

Talk by Prof. Anna Beyeler

Apr 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

Talk by Prof. Tune Hannes Peers, University of Copenhagen

Feb 25, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

Talk by Prof. Ana Domingos, University of Oxford

Feb 20, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

Talk by Prof. Christian Ruff, University of Zurich

Jan 22, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

Talk by Prof. Ilona Grunwald Kadodw, TU München

Nov 5, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

Talk by Dr. Cyril Herry, University of Bordeaux

Oct 19, 2018 15:00 - 16:00
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

News

Insulin protects against colorectal cancer

March 07, 2019

Excess weight promotes the development of insulin resistance and the incidence of colon cancer. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research in Cologne identified a new mechanism of the insulin signaling in the intestinal mucosa ...

Brain hungers for dopamine

January 07, 2019

When it comes to our food intake, we are only partially in control. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne were able to show that our gastrointestinal tract is in constant contact with the brain and uses reward ...

Good preparation is half the digestion

November 15, 2018

The digestive system of our body is already activated before we take the first bite. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne show how sensing food activates neurons in the brain which prime the liver for digestion.

Jens Claus Brüning receives the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize

November 06, 2018

The Stifterverband and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina have awarded the Cologne-based endocrinologist and molecular biologist Prof. Dr. Jens Claus Brüning the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize. The scientist is honoured for his research ...

Wishful thinking is rewarded

October 12, 2018

We make judgements quite rationally or “by the gut”. Not only experience and relevant information play an important role, but also our preferences. A study by the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne shows how the reward system in ...

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