This year, more than 80 PhD students, postdocs and research physicians from all over the world interested in diabetes and metabolism research will participate in the DRS. The program includes lectures by internationally renowned diabetes experts on the topics "Inflammation and type 2 diabetes", "100 years of insulin: where are we heading next?", "Cell based diabetes therapies", and "Diabetes therapy - Yesterday and tomorrow" as well as open space discussions and workshops.
In addition, participants can present their own projects in poster presentations. Discussion rounds and evening events provide for intensive exchange and networking.
The DRS will open with the lecture "Sending the right signals - How exercise keeps the rhythm in metabolism" by Juleen Zierath from Karolinska Institutet (Sweden).
The scientific program also includes the following lectures:
Inflammation and type 2 diabetes
The role of white adipose tissue immunometabolism in health and disease
Mikael Rydén Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Anti-inflammatory therapies as new options for type 2 diabetes and its complications
Marc Donath University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
100 years of insulin: where are we heading next?
100 years of Insulin– perspectives on future diabetes research
Chantal Mathieu KU Leuven, Belgium
Cell based diabetes therapies
Stem cell-derived beta cells: modeling and treating diabetes
Maike Sander Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Diabetes therapie – Yesterday and tomorrow
Islet replacement therapy in diabetes mellitus: current status and future prospects
Eelco de Koning Leiden University, The Netherlands
The DZD International Diabetes Research School is the annual highlight of DZD NEXT the DZD junior research program for young talents.