Professor Patrik Rorsman FMedSci FRS

Professor of Diabetic Medicine, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

Professor Patrik Rorsman FMedSci FRS

Patrik Rorsman is an outstanding cell physiologist who has made distinguished contributions to our understanding of how the insulin- and glucagon-producing cells of the pancreatic islets regulate the plasma glucose concentration. His pioneering work is a shining example of post-genomic experimental diabetes research that integrates an unusual breadth of sophisticated methods and has clinical implications. It has led to the identification of key processes that become disrupted in type 2 diabetes, and shed light on the causal relationship between obesity and diabetes. He has also trained a school of excellent young investigators.

The islets of Langerhans and diabetes (MP3)
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