Canada Munich Diabetes Research Exchange May 2018

    The Alberta Diabetes Institute welcomes eight PhD candidates from the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes in Germany

    May 9, 2018

    The Alberta Diabetes Institute welcomes eight PhD candidates from the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes on May 12–19, 2018 in a Canada–Munich Diabetes Research Exchange. Students will be sharing their research, hearing lectures from Institute scientists, taking part in technical training and attending career development workshops.

    Student visit open events

    Please join the Alberta Diabetes Institute for a series of joint seminars and lectures held during May 12–19. The following joint seminars and lectures held in the  Obrowosky Degner Seminar Hall (LKS 1-040) during the week are open to all PIs and trainees:

    Monday May 14, 1000 – 1600h: STUDENT FORUM
    Research presentations (15 minutes each) from German and ADI students
    Discussion and wrap up
    Lunch provided

    Tuesday May 15, 0900 – 0945 LECTURE #1
    Progress Towards a Cure in Diabetes through Cellular Transplantation
    Andrew Pepper, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow (supervisor James Shapiro)

    Wednesday May 16, 0900 – 0945h Lecture #2
    Peter Light, Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Alberta Diabetes Institute
    The Photobiology of Fat Cells: From Serendipitous Discovery to Clinical Implication, Fake News and Beyond

    Friday May 18, 0900 – 0945h Lecture #3
    Procurement and Phenotyping of Huan Islets
    Pat MacDonald PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and ADI Member