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Diabetes, obesity and metabolism

Peter Spégel’s group

Our research

Our research aims to understand metabolism and how it is altered in diabetes and obesity. Our hope is that knowledge on metabolic dysregulation in obesity-associated diseases and changes in metabolism associated with life-style interventions can aid us in designing sustainable life-style recommendations. The overall purpose is to enhance our understanding of metabolic regulation in relation to weight gain and loss and its relation to diabetes. 

In our research, we develop and apply advanced methods based on chromatography and mass spectrometry to monitor large number of small molecules, that is metabolomics, in various biological tissues. 


  • To generate detailed knowledge on metabolic regulation in obesity and related conditions.
  • To investigate how this regulation can be counteracted by lifestyle interventions as well as more invasive surgical interventions. 


Our research aims towards a deeper understanding on how different life-style interventions impact metabolic regulation and how this may impact on health. 

Research output

Link to a list of research output by Peter Spégel

Portrait of Peter Spégel. Photograph.

Peter Spégel

Principal investigator

Senior lecturer and associate professor in molecular metabolism at Lund University

peter [dot] spegel [at] chem [dot] lu [dot] se

Peter Spégel’s profile in Lund University’s research portal


EXODIAB: Excellence of Diabetes Research in Sweden 

Link to EXODIAB’s page in Lund University’s research portal