Marju Orhu-Melander PhD

Lund University, Sweden

Speaking Agenda — Friday March 11

Plenary II - Genes & Environment 10:15 — 11.50am
"What recent progress had been made in explaining genetic and environmental underpinnings of dyslipidemia, obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease?"


Orho-Melander is professor in genetic epidemiology at Lund University, Sweden. She has a senior scientist position from the Swedish medical Research Council and leads a research group that focuses on identification of genetic factors affecting lipid levels and free fatty acid levels and on understanding interactions between dietary factors and genetic susceptibility for type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.