Mentors for diabetes researchers at LUDC
Early career researchers may benefit from guidance from a mentor, who can act as a positive role model and offer advice on a range of topics from experiments to career paths. The LUDC mentors are available for all researchers at LUDC, no matter the career stage.
The mentors at LUDC are experienced researchers who are available to all researchers at the centre. They can share their knowledge, act as advisors, and discuss research and career topics relevant to the mentee. This can be beneficial in terms of scientific research advancement and professional development. Mentors can meet with researchers on a one-time basis or on a regular basis over the course of their time at LUDC, depending on the needs of the researchers.
Thanks to their extensive academic research experience, LUDC mentors are able to give advice on academic career paths, inform mentees about funding and job opportunities, provide feedback on applications, and assist with coaching for interviews.
Advice and guidance
Mentors keep up to date with scientific research and can, for example, draw the mentee’s attention to relevant scientific publications and give advice about publishing and experimental set up and study design.
In addition, mentors can give advice and guidance on presentation and leadership skills, and any other topics related to research and career that are important to the mentee. They can also help expand their mentee’s networks through their own connections. If needed, the mentor can act as a mediator in case of friction between the mentee and his/her principal investigator.
Meetings can be booked directly with the mentors through their contact details below and will take place either in person or online.
Introduction of the mentors
David Nicholls is a professor emeritus of mitochondrial physiology at the Buck Institute in California, a fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh and a mentor at the LUDC. David’s research has focused on the mitochondrial bioenergetics of the cell and he has over 50 years of experience in the field. He helped set up the Seahorse technology at LUDC and primarily collaborates with the unit of Molecular Metabolism. David is involved in bioenergetics teaching courses around the world and enjoys his role as an educator.
Claes Wollheim is professor emeritus of experimental diabetes research in Geneva, Switzerland, an honorary member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and an elected member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). He regularly spends time at LUDC, where one of his roles is as a mentor. After completing his medicine studies in Sweden and basic clinical training, he became a scientist in Geneva. Claes focused his research on the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, especially with respect to insulin and glucagon secretion. Claes continues to collaborate with LUDC researchers and enjoys his role as an advisor and mentor to researchers.
Send an email to the mentor you would like to book a meeting with.
Email: dnicholls [at] buckinstitute [dot] org
Email: claes [dot] wollheim [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
If you have general questions regarding the mentors, please email research administrator Ulrika Blom-Nilsson.
ulrika [dot] blom-nilsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 40 39 12 01
+46 07 680 399 72