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Professor Patrik Rorsman

Professor of Diabetic Medicine and Professorial Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford.

Patrik Rorsman studied medicine at Uppsala University, Sweden where he also obtained in PhD in 1986. He moved to the University of Gothenburg in 1987 to become an independent investigator, where he held a series of Medical Research council-supported fellowship. In 1994 he became Director of Islet Research at Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen. He returned to academia in 1997 when he became Professor of Membrane Physiology at Lund University, where he remained until 2003 when he was elected Professor of Diabetic Medicine at the University of Oxford where he currently directs the work of a team of ~15 postdoctoral scientists.

Professor Rorsman’s research focuses on the cellular control of pancreatic hormone secretion, how these processes become impaired in diabetes and their correction by therapeutic interventions.

He has published more than 200 original publications, several of which have appeared in leading journals like Nature and Science.

Professor Rorsman’s work has been recognised by several international awards including the Minkowski Prize of the European Association for the Study of diabetes in 1996. He became a Member of Academia Europea in 2007 and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science (FMedSci) in 2010.


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