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Spetses Summer School 2023 in 'Epigenomics, Nuclear Receptors and Disease'; 27-28 September 2023

Eckardt Treuter, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm


Role of extracellular vesicles in endocrine resistance of breast cancer

Celeste Rodriguez, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina


Hofbauer cells in pregnancies complicated by maternal diabetes and pathological fetal growth

Georgia Fakonti, University of Leeds


Diurnal variability in lipid and glucose handling in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): an experimental medicine and phosphoproteomics approach

Thomas Marjot, University of Oxford


Developing sensitive method to quantify estrogens to enhance hormonal screening in clinical research

Shazia Khan, University of Edinburgh


Oestrogenic contribution of adipose tissue in obesity-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension

Sofia Laforest, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Edinburgh


Structure Function Relationships in the Pancreatic Islet of Langerhans

Dillon Jevon, University of Sydney


Creating awareness around rare genetic syndromes among endocrinologist

Karlijn Pellikaan, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Comprehensive characterization of mechanisms, efficacy and safety of nutritional ketosis on liver outcomes in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

Davide Masi, Sapienza University of Rome


Characterizing the metabolic phenotype of aggressive pituitary tumors: a possible role of AMPK signaling?

Dario De Alcubierre, Sapienza University of Rome


Is bone fragility increased alongside adverse cardiovascular effects in a genetic model of primary aldosteronism?

Robert Little, Aarhus University


Investigating anabolic effects of thyroid hormones on mammary lipid synthesis for lactation

Hussam Rostom, University of Oxford


NGS extension

Sofia Lider, National Institute of Endocrinology C.I. Parhon




9th EYES meeting, Zagreb, Croatia, 2-4 September 2022

Karin Zibar


UK ClockClub: a national symposium on circadian rhythms

Aarti Jagannath


Identification of new genes for sleep

Tatiana Wilson, Oriel College


Psychiatric symptoms in endocrine disorders – a research project and clinical visit to Leiden University Medical Center

Antonia Gherlan, CI Parhon National Institute of Endocrinology, Bucharest Romania


Development of a LC-MS assay to quantify multiple metabolic intermediates to assess thermogenesis

Ben McNeill, University of Edinburgh


Linking obesity and chronobiology - initiation visit

Elena Gangitano, Sapienza University of Rome


Melatonin signalling and islet function

Claire Lyons, Clinical Research Centre, Malmö, Sweden


Characterisation of macrophage populations in the Non-Obese Diabetic (NOD) mouse - a preclinical model of type 1 diabetes

Sara Falcone, University of Oxford


The 'endocrine synapse': A novel mechanism for the control of insulin secretion

Kylie Deng, The University of Sydney, Australia


Mapping the effect of estrogen in DARPP-32 aberrant breast cancer

Sarah Storr, University of Nottingham


Targeting bile acid metabolism for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma

Nikolaos Nikolaou, University of Oxford


Research experience in Denmark

Marcus (Mark) Smits, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam


Role of resistin in milk synthesis and tight junction formation in cellular models of lactation

Taha Elajnaf, University of Oxford


The Role of Prolactin in Naked Mole-rat Eusociality

James Gilbert, Queen Mary University of London


Sex differences in hypertension: a role for the macrophage-endothelin system?

Greg Sutton, Queen's Medical Research Institute Edinburgh


How does the dromedary camel survive without drinking? Transcriptomes and proteomes of the kidney

Fernando Alvira-Iraizoz, University of Bristol


The role of AKR1C1 in metabolic liver disease and hepatocellular cancer

Ismael da Conceicao, University of Oxford


Activating islet NAMPT to improve islet transplant outcomes

Daniel Egbase, King's College London


Corticosteroid binding globulin control of HPA axis sensitivity and sexual dimorphism

Mark Nixon, University of Edinburgh


The role of MRAP in adipocyte metabolism

Ruoyan Xu, University of Nottingham



Gut feelings: Does AKR1D1 deletion affects intestinal bile acid composition and gastrointestinal health?

Anastasia Arvaniti, Oxford Brookes University


Localisation of corticosteroids in mouse kidney in hypertension using mass spectrometry imaging

Ioannis Stasinopoulous, University of Edinburgh


Validating novel inhibitors of hepatic 5β-reductase for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma

Nikolaos Nikolaou, University of Oxford


Requirement for GPR56 in islet adaptation to metabolic stress

Oladapo Olaniru, King's College London


Defining glucocorticoid receptor interactions with the Poly-(ADP-ribose)Polymerase, PARP-1

Craig Doig, Nottingham Trent University


Depression and SSRIs: effects on the islet adaptation to pregnancy

Lorna Smith, King's College London


Role of adiponectin receptor in mammary gland mitochondrial biogenesis

Xin Meng, University of Oxford


Neuroendocrine responses to light in people without daylight vision: Patient engagement

Manuel Spitschan, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel (UPK)


Characterizing mammary gland kisspeptin in cellular and mouse models of lactation

Juho Asteljoki, University of Oxford


Assessing the role of vitamin D metabolism in ageing

Carl Jenkinson, University of Birmingham


Pilot-study: Nip therapy resistance in growth hormone-secreting pituitary tumours in the bud

Eva Coopmans, Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam



Observership in Belgium, Gent

Sofia Lider, National Institute of Endocrinology 'CI Parhon' in Bucharest


Explore opportunities for gaining laboratory experience and establishing collaborations with the Metabolism and Steroid Hormone Group (University of Oxford, UK)

Ilaria Bonaventura, Sapienza University of Rome


Linking the pulmonary circadian clock to nuclear receptors and inflammatory response – initiation visit

Colleen Bartman, Mayo Clinic Minnesota


Analysis of the Glymphatic System and Expression of Aquaporin 4 in Astrocytes of mice under Normal Chow and High Caloric Diet

Sherif Idriss, University of Lübeck


Elucidate the role of 5β-reductase (AKR1D1) in oxysterol signalling in human hepatocytes

Nikolaos Nikolaou, University of Oxford


Explore options for joint research and fellowship applications with the Metabolism Lab (NIH, Bethesda, USA)

Lina Schiffer, University of Birmingham


Detection of novel batokines in blood samples for the assessment of brown adipose tissue activity in humans

Beatrice Bertozzi, University of Lübeck


Attending the EASD-SGGD conference to present research entitled ‘A lower birth weight is associated with increased penetrance of maternally-inherited HNF4A-MODY’

Jonathan Locke, University of Exeter Medical School


Characterisation of a rare neuroendocrine tumour, olfactory neuroblastoma, to establish novel treatment options

Solomon Muna, Queen Mary University of London


Determining the growth rate and predictors of malignant transformation in Succinate Dehydrogenase B (SDHB)-related paragangliomas

Nicola Tufton, Queen Mary University of London


Glucocorticoid signalling, inflammatory diseaseand the circadian clock - presentation at EBRS 2019

Polly Downton, University of Manchester


7th European Young Endocrine Scientists (EYES) Meeting, Athens, Greece, September 2019

EYES Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE)



Support presentation at IFPA Toyko meeting and initiating collaborations with Japanese researchers

Hannah Yong, University of Cambridge


Using inhibitors of valosin-containing protein to increase radioiodide uptake in combination with in vivo NIS-mediated gene therapy

Caitlin Thornton, University of Birmingham


Gut-brain axis: microbiome changes after deppe brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease

Julia Steinhardt, University of Lübeck


Endocrine insights into musculoskeletal health

Ayse Zengin, Monash University


Presenting a novel variant classification system using homozygosity at ASHG 2018

Matthew Wakeling, University of Exeter Medical School


21st Workshop on Vitamin D

JoEllen Welsh, University at Albany


To investigate the role of circadian clock in breast cancer

Nan Yang, University of Manchester


Dopamine Receptors in Thermogenic Adipose Tissue - Research stay at the University of Vienna

Francesca-Maria Raffaelli, Department of Molecular Endocrinology, University of Lübeck



Elucidating thyroid hormone-mediated alterations in sympathetic nervous system signalling

Kornelia Johann, Center of Brain, Behavior and Metabolism, Lübeck


Hyperinsulinism and monogenic diabetes - presenting at the ASHG 2018 conference

Thomas W Laver, University of Exeter Medical School


Presentation of two research projects in the course of two symposia at the 47th ISPNE conference

Sina Radke, RWTH Aachen University


Computational Analysis of the Urinary Steroid Metabolome as a Novel Non-invasive Tool to Stage Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Ahmad Moolla, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital


The metabolome of human adipose tissue - Collaboration initiation visit

Konstantinos Manolopoulos, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, The University of Birmingham


Grant application to attend the 14th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium in Germany, September 2017

Anais Kahve, University of Exeter Medical School, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital



Presentation results of testosterone project at the 30th ECNP Congress

Mikhail Votinov, RWTH Aachen University Hospital


Uniformity in obesity-related comorbidity definitions: developing a resource to follow children into adulthood

Andrew Beamish, The Royal College of Surgeons of England


Presenting our endocrine research at a non-endocrine international meeting in 2017

Carolin Höfig, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Development of a UK Multi Disciplinary Team Addisons Disease Behaviour Change Research Network

Lisa Shepherd, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

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