AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Bjørn Panyella Pedersen, AIAS Fellow

Sweet-talking about sugar: How does sugar enter our body?

2014.07.02 | AIAS

Date Mon 15 Dec
Time 14:15 16:15
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Abstract

Facilitated sugar transport is the process by which sugar are taken up from  circulation into the individual cells of the body as an ubiquitous energy and carbon-source.  An improved understanding of sugar uptake has tremendous  potential for improving general public health. At the talk I will address what we know and need to know about this fascinating process, as well as the methods we are currently using to get more information.

Short CV

Bjørn Panyella Pedersen received his PhD in Molecular Biology at Aarhus University in 2008 and did his post-doctoral research abroad at University of California - San Francisco. Currently he is the group leader of a small laboratory supported by his AIAS-COFUND fellowship and a grant from DFF - Sapere Aude. He is a structural biologist and his research focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of various transport processes across the cellular membrane at the atomic level.


What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.

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