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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. 

Seminars

Talk by Prof. Sarah Garfinkel, University of Sussex, UK

Jan 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

Talk by Prof. Manuel Mameli, PhD, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

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

Talk by Dr. Cristina García Cáceres, Helmholtz Zentrum München

Sep 16, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

Talk by Guadalupe Sabio, PhD, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Sep 9, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln, Room: Seminar room 1

Talk by Dr. Uku Vainik, University of Tartu, Estonia

May 20, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
MPI for Metabolism Resarch, Room: Seminar room 1

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

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News

Sophie Steculorum receives Helmholtz Young Investigator in Diabetes Award

June 02, 2021

Sophie Steculorum, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, was awarded with the Helmholtz Young Investigator in Diabetes (HeIDi) Award recognizing her outstanding achievements in the field.

Gut to brain: nerve cells detect what we eat

June 02, 2021

The gut and the brain communicate with each other in order to adapt satiety and blood sugar levels during food consumption. The vagus nerve is an important communicator between these two organs. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for ...

Same nerve cell - different influence on food intake

May 17, 2021

The nerve cells, also called neurons, in our brain control all the basic processes of our body. For this reason, there are different types of neurons distributed over specific regions of the brain. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for ...

Trigger for aggressive tumours in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia identified

January 18, 2021

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia can develop in the course of the disease aggressive lymphoma. The research groups led by Prof. Dr. Christian Pallasch from the University Hospital in Cologne and Dr. Thomas Wunderlich from the Max Planck ...

Award for excellence in Alzheimer research

September 07, 2020

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and affects at least 50 million people worldwide. The progressive death of nerve cells is associated with the deposition of protein aggregations known as amyloid plaques. With increasing age ...

Specialised nerve cells increase the appetite for high-fat foods

April 20, 2020

High-calorie, energy-dense foods are constantly available in our modern society. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have discovered that a group of nerve cells in the brains of mice promotes the consumption of ...

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