Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2001
    Professor, Clinical Integrative Physiology, Department of Surgical Sciences, Section Head for Integrative Physiology Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. (100% appointment).

  • Since 2006
    Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Keystone Organization/Symposium

  • Since 2009
    Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology). Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx NY, USA Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

  • Since 2010
    Professor of Integrative Physiology, Copenhagen University. Scientific Director, Marie Krogh Center for Metabolic Research, Copenhagen Denmark. (20% appointment)

  • 2010 – 2013
    Chair of the Board of Directors, Keystone Organization/Symposium

  • Since 2012
    Adjunct Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachussets Medical School, Worcester, MA

  • 2012
    Vice Chairman of the Nobel Committee at Karolinska Institutet

Selected publications

  • Chibalin, A.V., Y. Leng, E. Vieira, A. Krook, M. Björnholm, Y.C. Long, O. Kotova, Z. Zhong, F. Sakane, T. Steiler, C. Nylén, J. Wang, M. Laakso, M.K. Topham, M. Gilbert, H. Wallberg-Henriksson, and J.R. Zierath. Down-regulation of diacylglycerol kinase delta contributes to hyperglycemia-induced insulin resistance. Cell, 132:375-386, 2008.

  • Barrès, R. M.E. Osler, J. Yan, A. Rune, T. Fritz, K. Caidahl, A. Krook and J.R. Zierath. Non-CpG methylation of the PGC-1? promoter through DNMT3B controls mitochondrial density. Cell Metabolism 10:189?198, 2009.

  • Cantó C., L.Q. Jiang, A.S. Deshmukh, C. Mataki, A. Coste, M. Lagouge, J.R. Zierath, and J. Auwerx. Interdependence of AMPK and SIRT1 for metabolic adaptation to fasting and exercise in skeletal muscle. Cell Metabolism 11:213-219, 2010.

  • Barrès R., J. Yan, B. Egan, J.T. Treebak, M. Rasmussen, T. Fritz, K. Caidahl, A. Krook, D.J. O?Gorman and J.R. Zierath. Acute exercise remodels promoter methylation in human skeletal muscle. Cell Metabolism 15:405-411, 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Diabetes Association

  • American Physiological Society

  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Endocrine Society

  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes

  • Nobel Assembly, Karolinska Institutet

  • Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes

  • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

  • The Swedish Society of Medicine


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