Symposium: Celebration of August Krogh's Nobel Prize

August Krogh, 1926.

August Krogh Symposium

Celebration of August Krogh's Nobel Prize

August Krogh was one of the great and influential scientists within natural science. This two days symposium will celebrate the 100th anniversary of his Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2020.

The organisers are preparing a program with presentations by lead senior experts within Physiology of the capillary network, Regulation of tissue perfusion, Exercise/work physiology, Regulation of metabolism, Insulin biology, Membrane transport/osmoregulation, Epithelia transport, Zoophysiology as well as within August Krogh in historic perspectives.

Welcome to this tribute to the scientist August Krogh!

Speakers and themes

Insulin in Translation

  • Professor, Bart Roep, Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute, City of Hope, California, US
  • Professor Jens Juul Holst, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Professor C. Ronald Kahn, Harvard University, US

Exercise physiology and energy metabolism

  • Professor Mark Hargreaves, University of Melbourne, AUS

Physiology of the capillary network

  • Professor Christian Aalkjær, University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Professor Ylva Hellsten, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Professor Jørgen Wojtaszewski, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Comparative physiology

  • Professor Martin Grosell, University of Miami, US
  • Professor Warren Burggren, University of North Texas, US

Adaptation to extreme environments

  • Professor Kenneth B. Storey, Carleton University, Canada
  • Professor Christina Cheng, University of Illinois, US
  • Associate professor Nadja Møbjerg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Ventilation and respiration

  • Professor Jerome Dempsey, University of Wisconsin, US
  • Professor Bill Sheel, University of British Colombia, Canada
  • Professor Darrell Neufer, East Carolina University, US

Historic perspective by a previous member of the Nobel Committee

  • Professor Erling Norrby, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden 

Dinner speech

  • Professor Tobias Wang, Aarhus University, Denmark


21-22 April 2022.


Participation by invitation.


Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark


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Organized by


Project coordinator Anne Lykke Poulsen,