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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

A Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and an Ethics Advisor will support the Obelisk consortium.

The SAB monitors progress and provides external scientific advice to the consortium to continuously improve the quality and excellence of the project’s research.

The Ethics Advisor ensures that ethical issues are properly addressed and ethical obligations are fulfilled throughout the project.

Name Country Role Organisation

Anke Hinney


Professor, Head of the Section of Molecular Genetics in Mental Disorders
and Institute of Sex and Gender-Sensitive Medicine
Vice Dean for Young Scientists and Diversity, Medical Faculty of the
University of Duisburg-Essen

University of Duisburg-Essen

Antje Körner


Professor and Head at Center of Pediatric Research, Leipzig University Children’s Hospital, Leipzig and Head of Childhood Obesity and Metabolic Research

Helmholtz-Institut für Metabolismus-, Adipositas- und Gefäßforschung (HI-MAG)

University Children’s Hospital,

David Meyre


University Professor (University of Lorraine) - Hospital Practitioner (Nancy University Hospital) 

Director of the INSERM / University of Lorraine UMR1256 Nutrition-genetics and exposure to environmental risks (NGERE) Research Unit Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France 

University Hospital of Nancy

Name Country Role Organisation

Daniel Vasmant


Dr (MD, PhD) Nephrologist, Coordinator at Regional Association of Nephrology of Ile-de-France (RENIF)

(RENIF), Paris

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Scientific Publications

Scientific Publications

Publications which have been published by Obelisk partners can be found listed below.  More will be added as the project progresses.

Title Author(s) Date Publication

Whole-body deletion of Endospanin 1 protects from obesity-associated deleterious metabolic alterations

Arturo Roca- Rivada, Julie Dam, Ralf Jockers et al


JCI Insight

Pathogenic, Total Loss-of-Function DYRK1B Variants Cause Monogenic Obesity Associated With Type 2 Diabetes

Lise Folon, Philippe Froguel, Amélie Bonnefond et al


Diabetes Care

Novel markers and networks related to restored skeletal muscle transcriptome after bariatric surgery

Meriem Ouni et al



Human GLP1R variants affecting GLP1R cell surface expression are associated with impaired glucose control and increased adiposity

Wenwen Gao, Philippe Froguel, Julie Dam, Amélie Bonnefond, Ralf Jockers et al


Nature Metabolism

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