On Friday, April 2, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attended the final day of the August Krogh Symposium held at the Novo Nordisk Foundation in Hellerup. The purpose of the two-day symposium is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of August Krogh’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1920.
Per a press release via the August Krogh Symposium:
“Professor Schack August Steenberg Krogh was one of the most influential Danish scientists of the 20th century. Among his many contributions to science, he discovered the mechanism of pulmonary gas exchange and the active regulation of blood flow through capillaries.
He also pioneered the study of exercise physiology and the use of radioactive isotopes in physiology, and he founded the production of insulin in Scandinavia. But perhaps most importantly, he established the Danish research tradition within physiology and metabolism that is still active today.
The goal of this symposium is to gather colleagues within the fields of physiology and metabolism in order to share insights from the past, illuminate present knowledge, and provide a glimpse of what may be to come.”
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