Center for Clinical Metabolic Research, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen,
Professor Filip K. Knop is Professor of Endocrinology and Director at the Center for Clinical Metabolic Research at Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, and Consultant Endocrinologist at Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Professor Knop has been involved in diabetes, obesity and metabolic research since his fellowship at The Distinguished Gifford Laboratories for Diabetes Research, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, USA in 1999/2000. He earned his MD in 2002 and his PhD in medical sciences in 2007 (supervised by Jens J. Holst) from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Professor Knop’s research centres on human metabolism, the pathophysiology of obesity and related disorders including type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, regulation of appetite and food intake, and the therapeutic potential of the factors involved in these processes.
The Knop laboratory has reported several novel findings describing the integrative role of the gut and the liver in human (patho)physiology. Professor Knop has authored more than 460 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has received multiple honours for his research. He was named ‘Rising star’ by the EASD in 2010, awarded the DPLU/LUDC Nordic Prize for an Outstanding Young Diabetes Investigator in 2011, Johan Quentin and Wife’s Prize for Outstanding Research in 2014, The Capital Region of Denmark’s Global Excellence Prize in 2014, The Thomsen Prize in 2015, The Niels Schwartz Sørensen Prize in 2017, The Odd Fellowship’s Research Prize in 2017, the European Journal of Endocrinology Prize 2018, and EASD’s Minkowski Prize 2019.