Speaker Details



University of Tokyo

Takashi Kadowaki is Project Professor of Department of Prevention of Diabetes and Life-style Related Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo. He served as Director of the University of Tokyo Hospital. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Japan Diabetes Society and Chairman of Board of Directors of Japan Society for the Study of Obesity and also serves as Vice President of The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences. His major research interests include molecular basis of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes and he identified adiponectin receptors, Adipo R1 and Adipo R2 and he has authored more than 600 original articles and reviews. He has received many national and international awards including a Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Japanese Government, Japan Academy Prize, and Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research. He served as an Associate Editor of Diabtetologia, also served as an editorial board member of Diabetes, Diabetes Care and Journal of Clinical Investigation and currently is on the editorial board of Cell Metabolism and Molecular Metabolism and Associate Editor of The Journal of Endocrine Society.

Symposium Faculty

Peng Li

Tsinghua University

Christoper Glass

University of California San Diego

Takashi Kadowaki

University of Tokyo

Roger D. Kornberg

Stanford University

Judith Klumperman

University Medical Center Utrecht

Jeffrey Friedman

Rockefeller University

Gisou van der Goot

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

David Sabatini

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Satchindananda Panda

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Anu Suomalainen

University of Helsinki

Tobias Walther

Harvard University

David Mangelsdorf

University of Texas

Nilay Yapıcı

Cornell University

Semir Beyaz

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Gülçin Pekkurnaz

University of California San Diego

Betül Kaçar

University of Arizona