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Dr Ilke Sen

Role: Basic researcher / Group leader

Institute: Mondor Biomedical Research Institute, Université Paris-Est Créteil, Paris, France

Research & Interests: Ilke Sen obtained her PhD from the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing at University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where she focused on the insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 signaling pathway and the modulation of the downstream transcription factor DAF-16/FOXO for its longevity-promoting functions. She then received the Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined the laboratory of Prof Anna Krook and Prof Juleen Zierath at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, where she studied the role of non-coding RNAs in the regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism in Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and in the context of exercise. 

For her contributions, she was recognized by EASD and received the prestigious EFSD Rising Star Award and the EFSD Young Investigator Award. Recently, Dr Sen was appointed as a junior professor and became a group leader at Mondor Biomedical Research Institute, Paris, France. Her research focuses on the discovery of interventions for the reversal and/or treatment of sarcopenia in elderly and people with T2D where sarcopenia is exacerbated.