Jordi Altirriba

Jordi Altirriba

Hjelt grant holder 2015, University of Geneva

Characterizing some specific neuron populations, which play a crucial role in the control of body weight, food intake and glucose metabolism under different situations

– The grant generously received from the Hjelt Foundation will be used to characterize some specific neuron populations, which play a crucial role in the control of body weight, food intake and glucose metabolism under different situations (normal, obesity and diabetes) and to describe how they are modified in response to an oxytocin treatment, which has been hjelt_projectreportdemonstrated to be useful for treating obesity. In the future, the group of Prof. Françoise Rohner-Jeanrenaud, in which Jordi Altirriba is currently integrated, will try to perform a clinical trial involving diabetic patients in order to validate its utility as a diabetes treatment.

Note: For his project Jordi Altirriba was granted EUR 50,000 from The Hjelt Foundation.

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