This spring we launch the ATLAS Seminar Series. The first seminar opens with two talks highly relevant to the obesity research performed in ATLAS:
Tune H. Pers gives a talk entitled "Towards hypothalamic gene networks regulating energy homeostasis - methodologies & preliminary results" where he provides an overview of single cell transcriptomics- and genome-wide association study data-integration techniques and reports some preliminary findings from his group's work focused on better understanding hypothalamic pathways predisposing to obesity. Tune H. Pers is an Associate Professor at the Section for Metabolic Genetics, NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Copenhagen.
Benedicte M. Pers is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. Her research focus is on how defective Ca2+ handling is a key mechanism underlying hepatic endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in obesity. Her talk is entitled "Defective Store Operated Calcium Entry through STIM1 in Obesity". She presents a study that focuses on the ER transmembrane protein STIM1, which they show to be dysfunctional in obesity. Further, they find that liver specific over-expression of STIM1 can improve systemic glucose tolerance in obese animals.
For the ATLAS Seminars we invite distinct researchers and excellent young researchers in the field to ensure a creative and vibrant research environment. The ATLAS seminars will take place on a monthly basis and are open for all.