Research Seminar

Research seminar with Guest Professor David Evans*
Time: Monday June 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Place: Endokrinologisk poliklinikk, bygg 98, OUS, Aker


10:00:  Kåre I. Birkeland: Welcome – recent update on our research and news from the American Diabetes Association annual meeting, San Francisco, June 7-11

10:30-11:15: David Evans: Using genetics to investigate the causal effect of intrauterine growth restriction on future risk of cardiometabolic disease. Discussion 

11:30-12:00: Paz Lopez-Doriga Ruiz and Hanne L. Gulseth: New registry data on T1 and T2 diabetes from Norway. Discussion

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30: Gunn-Helen Moen: 1. Why does low birth weight increase the risk of diabetes and other cardiometabolic diseases? A study of genetic factors in HUNT. 2. Causal effect of vitamin B12 and folate on birthweigh? Discussion

13:45-14:15: Line Sletner: Mother’s metabolic health and fetal intrauterine growth. Discussion

14:30-15:00: Tove Lekva: 5-year follow-up of GDM women in the STORK-study. Discussion 

15:15-16:00: General discussion 

*David M. Evans is Professor of Statistical Genetics and Head of the Genomic Medicine Programme at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute. He is an internationally highly recognized expert in genetic statistics and expert on Mendelian randomization studies. He is primary Investigator in the EGG (Early Growth Genetics) – consortium and has shared leadership in the GWAS of birth weight in the UK Biobank studies. He is at present Guest Professor to the Type 2 diabetes research group at Oslo Diabetes Research Centre  

Registration : please send an e-mail to by June 19.