Seminar: Prof. Frances Ashcroft

ATP-sensitive potassium channels and neonatal diabetes: a treatable channelopathy

Date:
24 May 2013 00:00 hrs.
Location:
Figdor Lecture Theatre, 8th floor RIMLS Building, Geert Grooteplein 26-28, route 289
Title:
ATP-sensitive potassium channels and neonatal diabetes: a treatable channelopathy
Speaker(s):

Prof. Frances Ashcroft, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Host(s):

Prof. René Bindels, Department of Physiology, NCMLS

24-05-2013 00:00:00Europe/AmsterdamATP-sensitive potassium channels and neonatal diabetes: a treatable channelopathy Figdor Lecture Theatre, 8th floor RIMLS Building, Geert Grooteplein 26-28, route 289Rimlsrimls@radboudumc.nl

Remarks / more information:

Ashcroft, FrancesOn the occasion of her honorary doctorate awarded, Frances Ashcroft will give this lecture. Frances Ashcroft is the Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Research Professor at the University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. She holds BA, PhD and ScD degrees from Cambridge University and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1999. Her research focuses on ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels and their role in insulin secretion, in both health and disease. She is interested in how KATP channel function relates to channel structure, how cell metabolism regulates channel activity, and how mutations in KATP channel genes cause human disease. The ultimate goal is to elucidate how a rise in the blood glucose concentration stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreatic beta-cells, what goes wrong with this process in type 2 diabetes, and how drugs used to treat this condition exert their beneficial effects. She has written a text book Ion Channels and Disease and is Director of OXION, a training and research programme on the integrative physiology of ion channels, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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