Measuring Gut Hormones Workshop
Full4Health Partners meet in Copenhagen to discuss the latest technology to measure hormones secreted in the gut
Over 20 participants met at the Full4Health organized "Measuring Gut Hormones" workshop in Copenhagen. Prof. Jens Holst of the Panum Institute (University of Copenhagen, DK), a world leading expert in the field of gut hormones, introduced the field and its problems. His presentation was expertly complemented by PhD student Monika Bak from Holst's group, who shared her extensive studies of commercially available gut hormone measuring kits. Dr. Crabtree of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health (University of Aberdeen, UK) gave an overview of the thousands of blood and saliva samples about to be generated in the Full4Health project.
The workshop allowed researchers who work on different aspects of the project to recognize putative problems in sample generation, measurement and analysis, and organize procedures accordingly. Through the interdisciplinary exchange the team could very efficiently develop a strategy to accommodate the scientific and logistic problems posed by a full 10 700 samples generated during the lifetime of this project.
The workshop furthermore provided an excellent opportunity for early stage researchers to network, initiate and develop working contacts and exchange ideas.