The International 19th Puijo Symposium:

“Physical Activity, Muscle Metabolism and Insulin Resistance”


Scientific Program


June 27, 2007


Molecular heterogeneity in the etiology of insulin resistance and type 2diabetes, Dr Markku Laakso, Finland

The role of skeletal muscle energy metabolism in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, Dr Bengt Saltin, Denmark

Physical exercise, skeletal muscle lipid metabolism and insulin resistance, Dr John Hawley, Australia

Physical exercise, skeletal muscle ceramides and insulin resistance, Dr Jan Gorski, Poland


June 28, 2007


Physical exercise in the prevention of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, Dr Timo Lakka, Finland

Physical exercise-gene interactions  in the etiology of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, Dr Juleen Zierath, Sweden

Physical exercise, systemic inflammation and insulin resistance, Dr Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Denmark

Physical exercise: the balance of protective adaptation and inflammation, Dr Pope Moseley, USA

Physical exercise, insulin signaling and insulin resistance, Dr Eric Richter, Denmark

Physical exercise, mitochondrial function and insulin resistance, Dr KS Nair, USA

AMPK, energy metabolism in and insulin resistance, Dr Grahame Hardie, United Kingdom

Physical exercise,  AMPK  and insulin resistance, Dr Jorgen Wojtaszewski, Denmark

Physical exercise, endothelial function and insulin resistance, Dr Ulrich Pohl, Germany

Physical exercise, heart metabolism, and insulin resistance, Dr Joost J.F.P. Luiken, Netherlands


June 29, 2007


Physical exercise in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a clinician’s view, Dr Leo Niskanen, Finland

Methods of Promoting Physical Activity, Dr Mai-Lis Hellénius Cederholm, Sweden

Health benefits of physical exercise – EXGENESIS - European collaboration study for the prevention of type 2 diabetes, Dr Simon Hawley, United Kingdom

The first results from the DR’s EXTRA Study, Dr Rainer Rauramaa, Finland

Assessment of physical activity, Dr Barbara Ainsworth, USA

Up-to-date assessment of physical activity, Dr Nick Wareham, United Kingdom

Coding and Non-coding RNA: Defining the essential human exercise transcriptome, Dr  Jamie Timmons, United Kingdom

Puijo Symposium Honorary Lecture: Physical Inactivity and Metabolic Disease, Dr Steven Blair, USA