The IGIS Digest of the XVIth IGIS symposium is available online !
The present Digest summarizes the topics covered by the symposium on the theme “The Islet and Metabolism Keep Time” and reflects the latest front-line research results in that field.
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Today, Bo Ahren (Lund University), is highlighting a paper

Human islet function following 20 years of cryogenic biobanking. Jocelyn E. Manning Fox, et al. Diabetologia. 2015;58:1503-1512.Long-term preservation of islets is important both to generate a sufficient number of islets for transplantation and to allow multiple donor transplants with simplified logistics. It is also important to meet the increased demand for human islets for research purposes. Such long-term preservation may be achieved by biobanking and, in a recent article, Dr Manning Fox and collaborators showed that low-temperature biobanking offers such a possibility. …


The 16th Servier-IGIS Symposium took place in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, from 9 to 11 April 2015 and was focused on “The islet and metabolism keep time”. It was another successful meeting where world leaders were able to interact and share their views on insulin secretion.

Read the programme of the 16th Servier-IGIS Symposium