Signe Sørensen Torekov

Signe Sørensen Torekov

Professor with special responsibilities

Signe Torekov, M.Sc. in Human Biology, PhD, is Professor in Clinical and Translational Metabolism at The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Her focus area is the achievement of a healthy weight throughout life. Signe Torekov is research group leader for numerous clinical investigations of the prevention and treatment of obesity, and how you achieve a healthy and lasting weight loss.

Furthermore, her research group investigates the part which metabolic hormones play in relation to the development of obesity including the maintenance of weight loss, and how changes in the genome affects the development of obesity and diabetes.

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Furthermore, Dr. Torekov is a teacher of pathophysiology and endocrinology and supervisor of students at University of Copenhagen and course director of Diabetes – a global challenge. She is also course leader of Pathophysiology for Medical Engineers.

Primary fields of research

Development of obesity, treatment of obesity and how to maintain a healthy weight loss. Biological mechanisms involved in weight loss and weight regain after weight loss.
Translational research of the pathophysiological and genetic background of obesity and diabetes.

Current research

Professor Torekov is a research group leader and principal investigator of several large clinical investigations of obesity treatment and maintenance of healthy weight loss.
Furthermore, her research group is investigating links between cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease, as well as investigating humans with rare mutations involved in development in obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Teaching

Professor Torekov is teaching pathophysiology and endocrinology. She is supervisor of students at University of Copenhagen and course director of Diabetes – a global challenge. She is also course leader of Pathophysiology for Medical Engineers.

Fields of interest

  • Obesity
  • Maintenance of healthy weight loss
  • Biological mechanisms involved in weight loss and weight regain after weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Translational research

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