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Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism (CIM)
 

Helga Ellingsgaard, PhD

Contact info Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism, Centre for Physical Activity Research
Rigshospitalet
Tagensvej 20, section 7641
2100 Copenhagen
DENMARK
Phone: +45 35457544
Email: helga.ellingsgaard@regionh.dk
 
Publications Link to NLM PubMed
 
Curriculum Research area

Interleukin-6, pancreatic function, alpha and beta cells, GLP-1, physical activity, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Education

Ph.D University Zürich (group of Prof. Marc Donath).
Ph.D work focused on the role of IL-6 in regualting the pancreatic alpha and beta cell (work published in PNAS 2008).

M.Sc. in Human Physiology, Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen.
Master Thesis, Sports Medicine Research Unit (2001-2001), Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen.
Titel: The effect of eccentric strength training on Achilles-tendinosis in elite soccer players & The effect of heavy resistance strength training on thigh and calf-muscles in elite soccer players.

Professional experience

August 2012:
Posdtoctoral fellowship at the Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism, Centre for Physical Activity Research, Copenhagen University Hospital.

2010-2012:
Postdoctoral fellowship at the University Hospital Basel (group of Prof. Marc Donath).

2008-2010 Postdoctoral fellowship University Hospital Zürich (group of Prof. Marc Donath).

Evaluation tasks

Reviewer for the following journals:
American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism
The Journal of Physiology

International meetings and conferences

Keystone Symposia 2010, Islet Biology and Diabetes, Whistler, Canada. IL-6 regulates GLP-1 production in the intestinal L cell and pancreatic α cell. (Poster)

EASD 2008, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Rome, Italy. Interleukin-6 regulates pancreatic glucagon production and the expansion of α cell mass in response to high fat diet. (Oral presentation)

Keystone Symposia 2008, Islet and β Cell Development and Transplantation, Snowbird, USA. Interleukin-6 regulates pancreatic glucagon production and the expansion of α cell mass in response to high fat diet. (Poster)

IDF 2006, International Diabetes Federation, Cape Town, South Africa.
IL-6 regulates α cell mass and function. (Oral presentation)

EASD 2006, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Copenhagen, Denmark. IL-6 regulates α cell mass and function. (Poster)

ADA 2006, American Diabetes Association, Washington, USA. Obesity associated α cell hyperplasia is dependent on IL-6. (Poster)

ADA 2004, American Diabetes Association, Orlando, USA. Glucotoxicity and IL-1β secretion in mouse islets. (Poster)

ACSM 2003, American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco USA. Definition of a new H/Q ratio based on explosive muscle strength in soccer players. (Poster)

WCSF-5 2003 World Congress in Science and Football, Lisbon Portugal. Physical demands in high level female soccer – application of fitness tests to evaluate match performance. (Poster)



 
Conflicts of Interest None
 
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