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Home > News & events > Information events > Novel Insulin Symposium 2023
As part of the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge, on 19 May 2023 we held a virtual symposium of leading experts in novel insulins from around the world. The specialist researchers came together virtually to discuss their latest breakthroughs, challenges and hopes for developing new forms of insulin.
Watch this recording of the symposium to hear their ambitious ideas for new insulins, which hold the promise of improving the lives of people with type 1.
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00:00:00 Introduction to the Novel Insulins Symposium – Professor Simon Heller
00:06:04 Discovery and design of novel insulins – Speaker Dr Peter Kurtzhals – Chair Professor Simon Heller
00:38:41 Glucose-responsive smart insulin and delivery patch – Speaker Professor Zhen Gu – Chair Professor Reinhard Becker
01:09:05 Molecular Engineering of Insulin: Progresses and Challenges – Speaker Professor Daniel Chou – Chair Professor Simon Heller
01:35:33 Molecular engineering of glucose-responsive insulin – Speaker Professor Matthew Webber – Chair Dr Tim Heise
02:07:00 Towards oral insulin and an artificial pancreas – Speaker Professor Robert Langer – Chair Professor John Buse
02:26:03 Ultra-stable insulin analogs and their clinical applications – Speaker Professor Michael Weiss – Chair Professor Reinhard Becker
02:55:22 Glucose-sensing insulins – Speaker Dr Alborz Mahdavi – Chair Dr David Kelley
03:31:42 Diabetes therapeutics from computational design – Speaker Professor Michael Strano – Chair Dr David Kelley
03:59:00 Discussion Panel All – Speakers – Chair Dr Tim Heise
04:36:42 Concluding remarks and next steps – Rachel Connor, Director of Research Partnerships at JDRF
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