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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 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

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

News

KinderUni visits the Institute

June 13, 2019

How does a computer calculate and how do scientists use programs to “look inside” brains? In June, twelve children got the answers to these questions at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in a workshop of the Cologne’s Children ...

Insulin resistance impairs olfactory perception

June 04, 2019

The sense of smell decides which food we choose. The olfactory perception in turn depends on our metabolism. For example our olfactory acuity improves after a fasting period and is attenuated when we are sated. Researchers from the Max Planck ...

Improved diabetes in spite of obesity

May 30, 2019

Eating too much fat and sugar makes you overweight and unhealthy – even young children know that. But why is that, and is there anything we can do about it? In a study published in the journal Cell, Prof. Jens Brüning's research group at the Max ...

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.

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