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Launch of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease

December 5, 2022

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Please join us for the Launch Event for the newly established Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The event takes place in Tuborg Havn on Monday 5 December.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) and the Broad Institute have recently announced a new mission-driven research center that aims to uncovering the biological mechanisms underlying the known genetic associations of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity. Understanding how genetic variation may lead to disease could translate to better diagnostics, prevention and treatment of common complex diseases like Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity.

The center represents a new collaborative model that bridges the vibrant Danish life sciences ecosystem with world-leading research institutions in Boston.

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PROGRAM

9:00-9.30 Coffee and Networking

9:30-10:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Mads Krogsgaard (CEO of the NNF)
  • Todd Golub (Director of the Broad Institute)
  • Alan Leventhal (US Ambassador to Denmark)
  • Bente M. Stallknecht (Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen)
  • Birgitte Holst Lange (Director of Biomedicine, NNF)

10:10-10:30 Introduction to the NNF Center at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

By Kasper Lage (Managing Director, NNF Center at the Broad Institute)

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:30 Identifying and decoding genomic loci in complex metabolic diseases 

Chair: Ben Neale (Associate Director Flagship Disease Projects, NNF Center at the Broad Institute; Associate Professor Harvard Medical School)

10:45-11:05: Jose Florez (Institute Member, Broad Institute; Professor, Harvard Medical School)

11:05-11:25: Ruth Loos (Vice Executive Director, NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research; Professor, University of Copenhagen)

11:25-11:45: Melina Claussnitzer (Associate Director of Scientific Strategy, NNF Center at the Broad Institute; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School)

11:45-12:05: Tune Pers (Group Leader, NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research; Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen)

12:05-12:25: Ditte Demontis (Professor, Aarhus University)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Towards a Human Gene Regulation Map in metabolism

Chair: Jesse Engreitz (Associate Director, Human Gene Regulation Map, NNF Center at the Broad Institute; Assistant Professor, Stanford University)

13:30-13:50: Susanne Mandrup (Director, ADIPOSIGN and ATLAS; Professor, University of Southern Denmark)

13:50-14:10: Ray Jones (Group Leader, NNF Center at the Broad Institute)

14:10-14:30: Robin Andersson (Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen)

14:30-14:50: Jesse Engreitz (Associate Director, Human Gene Regulation Map, NNF Center at the Broad Institute; Assistant Professor, Stanford University)

15.00-15.15: Coffee Break

15:15-16:30 Breakout sessions

  • Breakout Session 1: Introducing the Broad Institute and synergies with Danish partners
  • Breakout Session 2: Vision for the International Common Disease Alliance (ICDA)

16:30-18:00 Poster Session and Reception

For more information

Mia Hauge Linders
Office Trainee
+45 2277 8550 mli@novo.dk
  • Date
    09.30-18.00
  • Deadline
    November 28, 2022
  • Who can join
    Open for all
  • Venue
    Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup