IFB scientist wins research fellowship in Stockholm
In September 2014, Isabel Wagner received a very competitive grant from the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) for her obesity research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The 31 year old scientist works in the Swedish capital since October 2013.
The assistant physician is in training to become a pediatrician and examines the relationship between the time of emergence of obesity and fertility problems in obese male patients. "We also want to find out whether the so-called adipokines, which are hormones of the adipose tissue, and free fatty acids, affect fertility. Adipokine levels in obese people often exceed the normal range. They could potentially be a cause of fertility problems in obese men."
The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) annually awards the Research Fellowship to two outstanding European scientists working in the field of pediatric endocrinology. The funding supports research of up to two years in an excellent research laboratory abroad.
The reward of the ESPE Fellowship is "a great honor," said Isabel Wagner, who can thus extend her research stay in Stockholm for another two years. After her return to Germany the young physician wants to work in scientific projects and combine this with her clinical activities. The IFB AdiposityDiseases promoted Isabel Wagner's research for two years within the MetaRot program.