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Prof. Filip Krag Knop

Filip K. Knop, MD PhD, is a consultant endocrinologist, professor of endocrinology and founding director of Center for Clinical Metabolic Research at Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 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 Christopher B. Newgard. His research, for which he has received a number of grants and honours (e.g. The 2019 Minkowski Prize from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), centres on dysmetabolic conditions (e.g. obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes),  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 370 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.