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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. 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

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

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News

Award Ceremony in Cologne City Hall

September 18, 2019

Classical music and plenty of applause for excellent research characterized the awarding of the "Klaus Joachim-Zülch Prize" on Thursday evening in the old city hall of Cologne. The 50,000 Euro prize, awarded by the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation of the ...

Award for therapy for muscle weakness

September 09, 2019

Although spinal muscular atrophy is a rare condition, it is the most common gene-related cause of death in children. This year, The Gertrud-Reemtsma Foundation is awarding the K. J. Zülch prize to a scientist and a clinician who have been developing ...

Max Planck Scientists from Cologne win ERC Grants

September 03, 2019

Two Max Planck Scientists from Cologne will receive this year the highest personal award that the European Union can award to young researchers. Lena Pernas from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and Henning Fenselau from the Max Planck ...

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 ...

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