The Effective Member representing Slovakia at the General Assembly of EPS, Dr. Jan Bakos, of the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, resigned recently. As required by the EPS Statutes, a call to all Slovak EPS members was launched by the EPS Secretary to nominate a candidate for replacing Dr. Bakos.
Dr. Katarina Krskova, of the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences was nominated. She was subsequently elected by the majority of the Slovak EPS members. Dr. Krskova is a physiologist and molecular biologist working in the Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation. The laboratory is focused on the study of the role of peptide hormones – ANP, insulin, angiotensin II and oxytocin in mechanisms of tissue metabolic regulations, mainly in adipose tissue. The role of local renin-angiotensin system in the regulation of adipose tissue physiology and the effect of angiotensin II and oxytocin on adipogenesis and insulin sensititvity in obese rats and also in hypertensive patients is studied.
We welcome Dr. Krskova as the new Effective member, and we thank Dr. Jan Bakos for his efforts for EPS during his term.
Contributed by Dirk Tourwé, EPS Secretary