B.Thorens in the Newsletter of the State Secretariat for Research and Education

Glucose Metabolism Research

(MyScience, November 25, 2010)

World-renowned for his research on diabetes, Professor Bernard Thorens, from the Center for Integrative Genomics at Lausanne University, has been awarded with the “ERC Advanced investigator Grant 2010”. This grant for advanced researchers, of maximum EUR 2.5 mio, allocated by the European Research Council (ERC) will support Prof. Thorens research for five years. His project is called “An integrated network of glucose sensing cells in glucose homeostasis”, and will study various aspects related to the glucose metabolism and the insulin secretion, which mechanisms is affected in patients suffering from diabetes type 2, using genomics, genetics, and bioinformatics.

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