Welcome to this seminar by Matthias Blüher, Head of the obesity outpatient clinic for adults at Clinic for Endocrinology and Nephrology Medical Research Center, University of Leipzig (Germany)
Matthias Blüher is currently Professor in Molecular Endocrinology and Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center “Obesity mechanisms” at the University of Leipzig. Matthias obtained his medical degree and completed his training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the University in Leipzig under the supervision of Professor Michael Stumvoll and became a Professor of Molecular Metabolism Research at the University of Cologne in 2004 and one year later at the University of Leipzig. From 2000-2003, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the laboratory of C. Ronald Kahn at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Matthias Blüher´s research is focused on the role of adipose tissue function and distribution in insulin resistance, the development of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.