Cora Weigert is Professor of Molecular Diabetology at the Medical Clinic in Tübingen and head of the Department Molecular Diabetology at the Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of the Helmholtz Center Munich at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Her research focusses on mechanisms regulating the metabolic adaptation to physical exercise as key components in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Combining molecular biological and “Omics” technologies (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics) exercise-regulated myokines, hepatokines as well as metabolites are studied in primary human muscle cells, mouse exercise models and human exercise intervention studies. Moreover, her lab identified and characterized several serine/threonine phosphorylation sites in insulin receptor substrates and investigates the functional and (patho)physiological relevance.
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