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Diabetes research

Postgraduate course in diabetes research
Organized by The Diabetes Programme at Lund University (DPLU).

2021-10-25—2021-10-29 + self studies (home exam) 2021-11-01

Full time, approximately 8:30-17:00.

Segerfalkssalen BMC, Lund.

Target group
PhD students in the field of diabetes research, postdocs are also welcome to apply.

Number of participants
Max 30

To give a broad knowledge of molecular mechanisms underlying the development of diabetes and its complications as well as how these are studied. To give insight into how diabetes is diagnosed and treated, in the clinic.To enable PhD students in the diabetes field to expand their research network.

Course content
Subjects that will be treated include: Historical perspectives, genetics and etiology of diabetes, stem cells, monogenic forms of diabetes, insulin- and glucagon secretion, insulin signalling and resistance, gluco- and lipotoxicity, animal models, diabetes therapy, insulin pumps and glucose monitoring, diabetes and the immune system, incretins, diabetic complications, gestational diabetes, diabetes prevention and transplantation. 

Teaching forms
Lectures, demonstrations.

The course is approved by the Medical Faculty, and will therefore give 2 hp, and can be used in the PhD portfolio and to fulfil the course requirement for obtaining the PhD.

The course will be given in English.

Course organizers
Karl Bacos (
Ben King (

Peter Spégel (
Karin Filipsson (

Peter Spégel

Application form


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If questions about the course, please Contact the course leaders.