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Patrick Rensen

2582-Rensen-Patrick Patrick C.N. Rensen is professor Metabolic Aspects of Vascular Disease at Leiden University Medical Center. He is Established Investigator of the Dutch Heart Foundation, chaired the Dutch Lipoprotein Club (NLC) and is current chairman of the European Lipoprotein Club (ELC). His research mainly focuses on brown adipose tissue (BAT) activation as a strategy to comBAT obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He currently investigates novel targets that modulate BAT activity including the immune system and the biological clock, and searches for novel non-invasive techniques and biomarkers to quantify BAT activity, by combining BAT-targeted intervention studies with the large Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity (NEO) cohort. Current grant support includes the Dutch Heart Foundation, Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation, European Federation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) and the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). He currently coauthors approx. 250 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals (H-index 44) and is Editorial Board member of Atherosclerosis.
       
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