The Islet and Metabolism Keep Time


The International Group on Insulin Secretion – IGIS – was established in the late 1990s by a group of academic researchers to boost interest in islet biology and insulin secretion and to promote the dissemination of front-line research results to a wider medical public.

As a company with a long-standing interest in promoting research in diabetes, Servier provided IGIS with a long-term grant. Thanks to this support, a series of yearly closed symposia was initiated, each focusing on a central theme related to islet function in relation to type 2 diabetes. Attended by senior scientists and younger researchers, these symposia were developed into high-level meetings with an emphasis on extensive interaction.

The XVIth Servier-IGIS Symposium, held on the theme “The Islet and Metabolism Keep Time” was another successful meeting where leading experts were able to interact and share their views of the subjects discussed at the meeting.

With a view to sharing the latest developments with scientists and clinicians working in the field of diabetes, the present Digest summarizes a range of topics covered at the symposium.

“The Islet and Metabolism Keep Time”
I. The circadian system
II. Circadian regulation of the transcriptional network
III. Circadian rhythms and metabolism
IV. Clock and the islet
V. Conclusion