This autumn, we welcome a new student in our group: Valentin Kindesjö
Hello! My name is Valentin Kindesjö. I started medical school at Linköping University in the spring of 2015 after studying a year and a half of biomedical engineering. For the autumn of 2017, I have found my way back to IMT to join ISB group for a project in mathematical modelling, where I will be continuing the work of previous students (most recently Johanna Fridberger and Thirza Poot) in expanding a multi-level model over the regulation of glucose, insulin and fatty acids, created by joining a glucose- and insulin model created by Dalla Man et al and a NEFA model, created by Jelic et al as an expansion on a model by Fianne Sips. I will be working to make the NEFA part of this model more physiologically correct. Hopefully, this work will bring us closer to finding out the exact role played by adipose tissue in maintaining the systemic energy homeostasis, and shed some light over the dynamic interplay between the different mechanism involved in the storage and release of fatty acids.
I am spending my autumn in Oxford, at the group of Fredrik Karpe, professor of metabolic medicine at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, who conducted the experiments where the data I will be using was collected.