PhD Defense: The role of leptin in zebrafish (Danio rerio): novel insights into appetite regulation and reproduction

  • Date:
  • Location: Zoom Ekmanssalen
  • Doctoral student: Emmanouil Tsakoumis
  • Organiser: Department of Organismal Biology
  • Contact person: Emmanouil Tsakoumis
  • Disputation

Emmanouil Tsakoumis is defending his thesis "The role of leptin in zebrafish (Danio rerio): novel insights into appetite regulation and reproduction”
The opponent is Dr. Ana Gómez Peris from the Institute of Aquaculture of Torre de la Sal

The hormone leptin is a peripheral metabolic signal and an important regulator of energy balance. In mammals, leptin acts on the appetite centers in the hypothalamus, causing anorexigenic functions by inhibiting food intake. It is also considered as a link between the nutritional status and the endocrine reproductive axis. However, the actions of leptin in teleosts are not fully understood. This thesis investigated the possible role of leptin in the regulation of appetite and reproduction in teleosts, using a loss of function leptin receptor zebrafish strain (lepr sa12953).

Zoom Meeting

https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/61670031038

Meeting ID: 616 7003 1038

Passcode: leptin