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About August Krogh Club

Vision

The vision for the August Krogh Club is to facilitate and increase visibility of research in the field of Metabolism and Molecular Physiology.

Mission

By various initiatives (meetings, symposia, courses) and common activities (fundraising, core facilities), the August Krogh Club will create a common platform within the field of Metabolism and Molecular Physiology from which the Danish research tradition in physiology at the Faculty of Science can be maintained and expanded in the recognition that:

If we have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants

mod., Isaac Newton, 1676

History

The August Krogh Club idea was fostered by researchers associated with Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Biology, and The Natural History Museum of Denmark.

The August Krogh Club was approved 2011 by the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.

Institutional links to the August Krogh Club are ensured by the Board composed of Head or Vice Head of the 3 departments involved prof. Karsten Kristiansen, Reinhardt Møbjerg Kristensen and Jørgen FP Wojtaszewski from BIO, SNM and NEXS, respectively.

The August Krogh Club Board meets bi-annually.

The daily management is ensured by the Steering Committee; assoc. prof. Henriette Pilegaard (BIO), assoc. prof. Nadja Møbjerg (BIO), prof. Bente Kiens (NEXS) and prof. Jørgen FP Wojtaszewski (NEXS, Head of committee).

The August Krogh Club Steering Committee meets monthly and are supported by secretary staff.

The financial administration is handled by Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports.

About the name

The Noble Prize winner prof. August Krogh is worldwide recognized for his comparative studies of physiological phenomena in animals and humans. The August Krogh club brings together specialists within various sub-areas of physiology to facilitate knowledge sharing and thus aiming to develop inspiration and synergies.

Many Physiologist at Science from Bio, NEXS and SNM have been part of or have had a tight relationship to the former August Krogh Institute. By re-introducing the affiliation to a platform named August Krogh Club, we envision a head start in the international recognition/identification of research within metabolism.

The name has been approved in 2012 by the Rector at University of Copenhagen.

The name has been approved in 2012 by the Dean of Science.

The name has been approved in 2012 by descendents of prof. August Krogh.

Management

Board

Professor Jørgen Wojtaszewski, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Professor Reinhardt Møbjerg, Natural History Museum of Denmark
Professor Karsten Kristiansen, Department of Biology

Club leader

Professor Jørgen Wojtaszewski, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

Steering Committee

Associate professor Nadja Møbjerg, Department of Biology
Professor Bente Kiens, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Professor Henriette Pilegaard, Department of Biology

Club management

Core-facilities

The August Krogh Club will host and support common facilities (core-facilities).

Decisions regarding the core-facilities (financial, equipment, maintenance and availability) are taken within the August Krogh Club. The daily management will be delegated to a Responsible Manager (RM).

At present three cores are indentified:

  1. Radioactivity Analyses Core (RM: Jesper Birk, NEXS, jbirk@nexs.ku.dk)
  2. Animal Facility (RM: The User Council /“Brugerrådet” headed by Henriette Pilegaard, BIO, hpilegaard@bio.ku.dk)
  3. Animal Phenotypic Core (In collab. w/UNIK & NNF-CBMR (RM: Annette  Serup, NEXS, aserup@nexs.ku.dk)

The August Krogh Club envisions more cores to be established.

The August Krogh Club will create and maintain a list of equipments and expertise to which participants will have access.

 

The August Krogh Mascot

The sculpture of "Freja" made by Hans Pauli Olsen is used as mascot for the August Krogh Club.

The idea of the two plinths nicely symbolize our quotation of Isaac Newton in the mission statement:

If we have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants

mod., Isaac Newton, 1676

 

  

 

”Freja” by Hans Pauli Olsen

Two plinths, one for the person
and one for all that follows