The Diabetes Programme is a network of research groups and individual researchers at the Medical Faculty in Lund, who share an interest in diabetes. The research spans from the fundamental cell biology of insulin-producing and -responsive cells to the everyday clinical problems of metabolic control and late-complications. A more thorough description of research projects (link to Members) as well as the visions and goals that drive our interactions can be found elsewhere on the home page of the Programme (link to Visions).
The research groups and the individual researchers are represented in a Reference group. This group is flexible and consists of approximately 30 individuals. The Reference group discusses issues pertaining to the programme. This involves joint activities, such as seminars, theme days, prizes, positions and the budget, as well as the scientific goals of the Programme. The Reference group meets 2-3 times a year.
The Programme has appointed a Steering group consisting of young researchers at the Programme. The Steering group executes the decisions made by the Reference group. At Reference group meetings, they prepare outlines for strategies and initiatives, based on what members of the Programme have expressed. Between Reference group meetings, they are contact persons for the Programme and run the day-to-day issues.
The Programme was instigated by the Faculty Board. The Steering group meets with the Dean to ensure that the Programme is run in a fashion that the Faculty approves of. To its help, the Programme has an Advisory Board, consisting of Jörn Nerup (Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, Denmark), Ulf Smith (Sahlgrenska Akademien, Gothenburg, Sweden), and Claes Wollheim (University of Geneva, Switzerland). The Advisory Board evaluates applications for grants and positions to the Programme. In addition, the Programme as a whole is continuously evaluated by Oxford Panel, led by John Bell.
Malin Fex (chair)
Last updated: October 25, 2012
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