Susanne E. la Fleur

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Susanne E la Fleur (1972) obtained her Master’s degree in (Medical) Biology from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Amsterdam in 2001 following a research period at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her thesis work was on the regulation of the daily rhythm in plasma glucose concentrations, and the role of the hypothalamic biological clock and the autonomic nervous system innervating the liver. She went on to complete a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Laboratory of Prof dr MF Dallman at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. In 2004, she returned to the Netherlands to start her research line within the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience in Utrecht focussing on how the central nervous system integrates information from the periphery important for the development of obesity and associated disorders. At the end of 2008, she moved to the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam were her research group aims to unravel the mechanistic link between diet composition and the development of obesity and diabetes focussing on the role of the brain. Since July 2011, Dr. la Fleur is appointed as Associate Professor at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. Dr. la Fleur received the Novo Nordisk Award for Endocrinology of the Dutch Endocrine Society (2002) and is recipient of the Alan N. Epstein Award of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (2008).

Biography Updated on 6 February 2013

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