Symposium: Crossroads in Metabolism: Tales from Talents & Trailblazers

August Krogh, 1926.

August Krogh Symposium

Crossroads in Metabolism: Tales from Talents & Trailblazers

August Krogh is regarded as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. But perhaps most importantly, he established Denmark as a world leader in physiology and metabolism research, a tradition that is still active and thriving today.

Accordingly, the August Krogh Club is an initiative run by the University of Copenhagen to celebrate the rich and impactful history of physiology and metabolism research in Denmark and aims to disseminate current cutting-edge research in these fields on an international scale.

The general theme of this symposium is to combine presentations from well-established researchers in physiology and metabolism with presentations from their junior rising stars.


Session #1: Vascular Metabolism


Session #2: Metabolic Regulation 

Coffee Break  

Keynote Speaker (Prof. Giles Yeo, University of Cambridge, UK) 

Group Photo 

Bus to Carlsberg Museum Departs 

Tour of Carlsberg Museum 

Dinner at Madklubben Home of Carlsberg



Session #3: Drug Delivery

Coffee Break

Session #4: Redox Metabolism

Lunch & Closing Remarks



Vascular Metabolism

1. Metabolite Sensing in the Vascular Wall with Prof. Ebbe Bødtkjer (Aarhus University) & Casper Homilius (MD, PhD Student, Aarhus University).

2. Sex Specific Differences in Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease with Prof. Susanna Hofmann (Ludwig-Maximilians University-Munich, DE) & TBD

Metabolic Regulation

1. The Genetic Landscape of Metabolism with Prof. Claudia Langenberg (Queen Mary University of London, UK) & Alice Williamson (Postdoctoral Researcher, Queen Mary University of London, UK)

2. Adipose Tissue Metabolism with Prof. Kirsty Spalding (Karolinska Institute, Sweden) & Benjamin Dedic (PhD Student, Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

Drug Delivery

1. VEGF mRNA Drugs for Cardiac Regeneration with Annette Bak (Head of Advanced Drug Delivery, AstraZeneca, USA) & Kai Liu (Senior Scientist in Advanced Drug Delivery, AstraZeneca, Sweden)

2. Novel G-Coupled Receptor Therapies with Assoc. Prof. Zach Gerhart-Hines (University of Copenhagen, DK) & TBD

Redox Metabolism

1. Redox in Muscle and Exercise with Assoc. Prof. Thomas Elbenhardt Jensen (University of Copenhagen, DK) & Asst. Prof. Carlos Henriquez Olguín (University of Copenhagen, DK)

2. Redox in Muscle Function & Supplementation with Assoc. Prof. Christopher Perry (York University, Canada) & Shivam Gandhi (PhD Student, York University, Canada)



23-24 May 2024.


Go to registration. The registration deadline is 19 April 2024.

Seats are limited, therefore registrants will be notified regarding their seat at the symposium by 26 April 2024.


The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

Organized by


Kate Aiko Wickham,