Skriv ut
Kategori: Nyheter


Diabetes caused by defects in the regulatory genome

Date: Friday, June 4, 2021, 12.00 –13.30Place: Zoom webinar

Register in advance at this link

Host: Helena Edlund / SRP Diabetes


Assistant Professor


See presentation of Dr. Hörnblad on next page

Gene regulatory mechanisms in development and disease



Centre for Genomic Regulation, (Barcelona), CIBERDEM, Imperial College London

See presentation of Dr. Ferrer

Dear All, our webinar series continues already next Friday June 4! We can offer you insights into the fascinating world of gene regulation in the pathology of diabetes and metabolic disorders - don’t miss Jorge Ferrer and Andreas Hörnblad:

Keynote talk:

“Diabetes caused by defects in the regulatory genome” by Jorge Ferrer (CGR Barcelona/CIBERDEM, Imperial College London)

“Gene regulatory mechanisms in development and disease” by Andreas Hörnblad(Umeå University)

Chair and host: Helena Edlund (Umeå University)


Attendance is free and open for everyone, and you are welcome to spread this invitation in your networks.

You need to register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Webinar Speakers

Jorge Ferrer (Professor @Centre for Genomic Regulation Barcelona, CIBERDEM, Imperial College London)

Professor Ferrer is chair in Genetics and Medicine, Head of the Section of Epigenomics and Disease, and Lead for Genetics and Genomics in the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre. He is also a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator. He received his medical degree and trained in Endocrinology in the University of Barcelona School of Medicine. He subsequently trained in genetics and transcriptional regulation in Washington University and Harvard University before returning to Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, and CIBERDEM. He then moved to Imperial College London where he established a laboratory based at Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine. Since 2018, he is Senior Group Leader in Barcelona's Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG).

Professor Ferrer is interested in understanding genome regulation of pancreatic beta cells and its implications for human diabetes. 

Andreas Hörnblad (Assistant Professor @Umeå University)

Andreas Hörnblad obtained his PhD in Molecular Medicine at the Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM) in 2012, studying the biology of the developing and adult mouse pancreas using 3D microscopy (Optical Projection Tomography). During this period, he developed tools for spatial and quantitative analysis of protein expression and applied this to mouse models of the developing and diseased pancreas.

After his thesis work, he was awarded a postdoctoral grant within the Marie Curie/EIPOD program to join the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg (Germany). This work focused on investigating the function of putative regulatory enhancers in the development of the limb and the brain using extensive in vivo genome editing approaches (CRISPR/Cas9).

In 2017 he joined the lab of Prof. Helena Edlund (UmU) for a second postdoc investigating mechanisms of ß-cell stress in obesity and type 2 diabetes. From late 2018 he is a principal investigator at UCMM.

On behalf of Helena and SRP Diabetes:

Most welcome!


Stefan Nobel | PhD, Programme Manager
The Strategic Research Programme in Diabetes (SRP Diabetes) at Karolinska Institutet
Adress: Karolinska Institutet | Integrative Physiology | Dept of Molecular Medicine and Surgery | Solnavägen 9 | Biomedicum quarter 4C | SE-171 77 Stockholm | SWEDEN

www red DiabetologNytt

Träffar: 313