Fibrobesity Kick-Off Event

Welcome to Fibrobesity Kick-Off! The programme includes interesting talks by our key researchers. The event is open for all.
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12:00-12:30    Welcome and Fibrobesity introductory

Vice Rector Taina Pihlajaniemi & Fibrobesity Leaders Prof. Olavi Ukkola and Associate Prof. Reetta Hinttala

12:30-13:50    What’s up, part 1: Presentations by Fibrobesity key recruits

Chair: Olavi Ukkola

1. Professor Ali Mobasheri: Anti-obesity medications for treating obesity-induced osteoarthritis

2. Associate Professor (Tenure) Eija Pirinen: Adipose tissue mitochondrial dysfunction and fibrosis in obesity

3. Assistant Professor (Tenure) Renata Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen: Fertility in association to fibrosis and obesity

4. Associate Professor (Tenure) Daniela Ungureanu: Obesity and cancer: into the mechanisms of omental metastatic developments

13:50-14:00    Break (10 min)

14:00-14:40    What’s up, part 2: Selected Fibrobesity research topics

Chair: Reetta Hinttala

1. PhD, Fibrobesity postdoc Mikko Myllykangas: Historical and contemporary perspectives on the medical and social discourses of obesity

2. Prof. Sylvain Sebert: LongITools project

14:40-15:50    What’s up, part 3: Short talks by Fibrobesity postdocs

Chair: Reetta Hinttala

1. Riikka Arffman: Deciphering the roles of obesity and hyperandrogenism in fibrosis in the endometrium and placenta in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

2. Marjukka Nurkkala: Disordered eating behavior – an aspect to obesity

3. Ghulam Shere Raza: Time-restricted feeding reduces Fibrobesity in mice fed with high fat diet

4. Outi Kummu: Metabolic effects of in utero PXR activation

5. Ismail Celik: The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based applications for behavioral guidance in the prevention and treatment of obesity

15:50-16:00    Concluding remarks

Olavi Ukkola


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Last updated: 21.1.2022