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Dr Nils Wierup

Nils Wierup is a biologist who defended his thesis on the novel islet hormones CART and ghrelin in 2005 at the Medical faculty at Lund University. Wierup is since 2009 associate professor in experimental endocrinology and heading the research group Neuroendocrine Cell Biology at Lund University Diabetes Centre.  The current research focus is islet biology with special attention to antidiabetic actions of CART. In addition Wierup is coordinating a multicenter clinical study, as well as experimental studies aiming to identify the mechanisms behind the resolution of type 2 diabetes after gastric bypass surgery.