Susanne Eva La Fleur, PHD

Academic Med Cntr Univ of Amst
Endocrinology and Metabolism

Biographical Sketch:
Susanne 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 after being awarded a personal career grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (VENI). She started 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. In 2008, she received a mid-term personal career grant (VIDI) to unravel the mechanistic link between diet composition and the development of obesity and diabetes focussing on the role of the brain. At the end of 2008, she moved to the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. As of July 2011, Dr. la Fleur is Associated 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). Since 2005, she is a member of the editorial board of Endocrinology
S47 Food Addiction
S47-3 Neuroendocrine Circuits and Food Addition