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Signe Sørensen Torekov

Signe Sørensen Torekov

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Signe Sørensen Torekov, M.Sc. Human biology, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and also part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen. Dr Torekov did her phd at Steno Diabetes Center / Hagedorn Institute, Gentofte, Denmark and post doc at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Assistant Professor Torekov has more than 13 years experience in clinical translational research of the pathophysiological and genetic background of obesity and diabetes. She is research group leader and principal investigator of several large investigations of appetite hormones responsible for maintenance of weight loss and pathophysiological investigation of humans with rare mutations of type 2 diabetes genes involved in incretin signalling.

See details at: http://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/clinical-translational-metabolism/

Furthermore, Dr Torekov is a teacher of endocrinology and supervisor of students at University of Copenhagen and course director of Diabetes – a global challenge (www.coursera.org/#course/diabetes).

Primary fields of research

Translational research of the pathophysiological and genetic background of obesity and diabetes

Current research

She is research group leader and principal investigator of several large investigations of appetite hormones responsible for maintenance of weight loss and pathophysiological investigation of humans with rare mutations of type 2 diabetes genes involved in incretin signalling.

Teaching

Ass Professor Torekov is a teacher of endocrinology and supervisor of students at University of Copenhagen and course director of Diabetes – a global challenge (www.coursera.org/#course/diabetes). 

Fields of interest

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Translational research

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