Prof. Filip Krag Knop
Filip K. Knop, MD PhD, is a consultant endocrinologist, professor of endocrinology and chief of research at the Department of Medicine and founding director of the Center for Diabetes Research at Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also a group leader in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research in University of Copenhagen. Professor Knop has been involved in diabetes research since his fellowship at The Distinguished Gifford Laboratories for Diabetes Research, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1999 where he was supervised by Professor Christopher B. Newgard. His research, for which he has received a number of grants and honours (e.g. named “Rising star” by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), centres on the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, obesity, regulation of appetite and food intake, and the therapeutic role of incretins. He is particularly interested in the integrative role of the gut in human (patho)physiology and has authored more than 220 scientific publications. He serves as a referee for several international journals including The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Diabetes and Diabetologia and he is a member of numerous professional societies and committees.