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BMBB students study metabolic disease in Stockholm, Sweden

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics Ph.D. students Amy Hauck, Tory Schaaf and Kaylee Steen were joined by 10 other U of MN graduate students studying metabolic diseases at the Karolinska Institute October 20-24, 2014.

Group photo

Organized by BMBB Professor David Bernlohr, the week long minicourse featured speakers discussing muscle diseases, obesity, fatty liver disease, aging and type II diabetes. Besides coursework, the students worked in groups to develop a research project and presented their ideas orally to a panel of reviewing faculty.

The students also had time for social interaction with their Swedish counterparts and tours of the city including visits to the Vasa Museum, Skeppsholmen and Ugglan. Other activities included a walking tour of Stockholm and the Old Towne on Gamla Stan.