Inaugural lecture - Adjunct Professor Jens Meldgaard Bruun

Jens Meldgaard BruunJens Meldgaard Bruun, Randers Regional Hospital, has been appointed Adjunct Professor i fat tissue metabolism at The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Unit of Obesity Research.

To mark the occassion an inaugural lecture will given

Adipose tissue – can we control the fire?

The human adipose tissue has previously been regarded as an inert but highly regulated storage organ for surplus of energy. However, several years of research have revealed that human white adipose tissue (WAT) can be considered an active endocrine organ with the ability to produce and release biological active products including pro-inflammatory proteins. In addition, resent studies on human brown adipose tissue (BAT) have attracted attention since the tissue seems to be able to burn surplus of energy. The adipose tissue seems therefore entangled in whole body homeostasis and metabolism with implications for the development of obesity and furthermore obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
The lecture will provide an overview of possible ways of regulating both WAT and BAT in order to alleviate obesity and the obesity-related disease burden.  

Brief Biography of Jens Meldgaard Bruun


Friday 11 November 2016, 13:30


Festauditoriet A1-01.01, Bülowsvej 17, Frederiksberg 


The lecture will be given in English.


The lecture will be followed by a reception in rooms A001/A009, building 2-85, Rolighedsvej 26, Frederiksberg.


Please register here before Wednesday 8 November 2016


Secretary Tina Cuthbertson,


Section Obesity Research, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen.