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Frontiers in Health Sciences Seminar

The role of gut microbiota in metabolic health
  • Seminar
  • Health and well-being
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Kuopio University Hospital, Auditorium 2, and online
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Puijonlaaksontie 2, entrance AG, 2nd floor
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Frontiers in Health Sciences seminar series continues in January with a presentation by Max Nieuwdorp (M.D., Ph.D) from University of Amsterdam (Netherlands).

Professor Nieuwdorp (1977) studied Medicine at Utrecht University and received his Ph.D. on diabetes at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam (AMC-UvA; under supervision of Professor John Kastelein). After a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology & Vascular Medicine at the AMC-UvA he performed a postdoctoral fellowship on glycobiology at University of California, San Diego in the department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine under Professor Jeff Esko. 

Professor Nieuwdorp is currently chair of Diabetes and heads of Amsterdam UMC Vascular Medicine department (110 Fte). He has supervised over 35 awarded PhD thesis as promotor and currently oversees the work of 20 Ph.D. students, 5 postdoctoral fellows and 4 technicians. His group focuses on translational research aimed at resolving diabetes and its complications by modification of the gut microbiota. 

Prof Nieuwdorp has published > 340 peer reviewed articles including papers in Nature Medicine, Science, Cell, NEJM, Cell Metabolism, Gut and Gastroenterology (H-factor 65). He has been awarded several prestigious personal grants (NWO VENI, VIDI and VICI grants) and served as PI in multiple consortium grants (Novonordisk foundation, LeDucq foundation and Horizon 2020 and FP7 European grants). He also published a popular science bestseller book “ We are our hormones” in 2022 at Bezige Bij publishers, which is currently translated in > 10 languages.

The title of his presentation is “The role of gut microbiota in metabolic health”.

The seminar is organized by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland.

The seminar will be held in English in Kuopio University Hospital, Auditorium 2 and via Teams, and it is open to everyone interested. Please see entrance AG in a map.


For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Doctoral Programme in Clinical Research Saara Happo, email