PhD defence by Naja Zenius Jespersen on the characterization of human brown fat

PhD defence by Naja Zenius Jespersen on the characterization of human brown fat -
06.06.18

On Monday 18 June 2018 at 2:00 PM, Danish Diabetes Academy PhD fellow Naja Zenius Jespersen will defend her PhD thesis entitled 'The Characterization of Human Brown Fat' in the Maersk Tower, Copenhagen. All interested are welcome to attend the public PhD defense.

TIME & PLACE OF DEFENCE

18 June 2018, 2:00-5:00 PM

Mærsk Tower, The Dam Auditorium
Panum Institute, Blegdamsvej 3
DK-2200 Copenhagen N

SUPERVISORS

  • Associate Professor Camilla Scheele
  • Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen

ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE 

  • Professor Jens Brüning, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, DE 
  • Professor Niels Jessen,  Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus University, DK  
  • Professor Bente Stallknecht, Departm. of Biomedical Science, UCPH, DK (Chairperson)

THE PHD THESIS IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE AND TWO MANUSCRIPTS

I. A classical brown adipose tissue mRNA signature partly overlaps with brite in the supraclavicular region of adult humans. Jespersen NZ*, Larsen TJ*, Peijs L, Daugaard S, Homøe P, Loft A, de Jong J, Mathur N, Cannon B, Nedergaard J, Pedersen BK, Møller K, Scheele C. Cell Metab. 2013 May 7;17(5):798-805. *Equal author contribution  

II. Distinct transcriptomes of dormant and active brown fat within the perirenal depot of adult humans. Naja Z. Jespersen, Eline S. Andersen, Sarah Heywood, Helle B. Hattel, Amir Feizi, Søren Daugaard, Per Bagi, Bo Feldt-Rasmussen, Heidi S. Schultz, Ninna S. Hansen, Rikke Krogh-Madsen, Bente K. Pedersen, Natasa Petrovic, Søren Nielsen*, Camilla Scheele*. Manuscript in prep. *Equal author contribution 

III. Comparative transcriptomics of human adipose suggest a functional whitening of deep neck brown fat during obesity. Naja Zenius Jespersen, Thit W. Stækær, Mai Severinsen, Lone Peijs, Isabel Forss, Ricardo Soares, Eline S. Andersen, Susanne Mandrup, Christoffer H. Hahn, Preben Homøe, Bente K. Pedersen, Søren Nielsen, Camilla Scheele. Manuscript under revision

To get a copy of her PhD thesis, send an enquiry by e-mail to naja.zenius.jespersen.01@regionh.dk 

HOW TO FIND THE DAM AUDITORIUM

Enter the Maersk Tower by the main entrance from Blegdamsvej or use the other entrance from Nørre Allé (see map below)
From the main entrance, walk up the big staircase and turn right. Follow signs to Holst Auditorium. 

Map Maersk Tower - University of Copenhagen