Our fifth, high impact conference brings together international top leaders in the field of diabetes to facilitate the identification of, and potential solutions to, the preeminent scientific challenges facing the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Moreover the conference will feature two award presentations: the Helmholtz Diabetes Lecture, in recognition of the lifetime achievements of a senior leader in the field, and the Helmholtz Young Investigator in Diabetes Award (HeIDi), in recognition of a rising star. Every year, this conference series integrates research reports on essential scientific questions in urgent need of a breakthrough. In 2017, we will focus on continuing and emerging hot topic areas including the molecular basis of exercise benefits, beta-cell regeneration, adipocyte biology and novel links connecting cellular energy metabolism with ageing.
- Matthias Tschöp (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)
- Susanna Hofmann (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)
- Randy Levinson (Nature Medicine, USA)