Metabolic Imaging of Obesity

Metabolic Imaging of Obesity

13 September 2019

01:00PM - 01:45PM


Multi-Purpose Hall 1, Innovis

The study of fat distribution is important for understanding the pathophysiology of obesity related disorders, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. The white adipose tissue (WAT) can be characterised into subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT). There are biological differences between these two types of tissues which have different functions and correlations with metabolic complications of obesity. There is also another type of adipose tissue called brown adipose tissue (BAT) which has potential to reverse obesity. 

In this talk, A/Prof S. Sendhil will highlight some of the ongoing effort in imaging fat partitioning during obesity and methodological advances of imaging white, brown and browning adipose tissues in both rodents and human studies.



A/ Prof S. Sendhil Velan

A/ Prof S. Sendhil Velan

Head, Metabolic Imaging Group
Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), A*STAR

Principal Investigator
Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR

A/Prof Sendhil Velan is the Head of the Metabolic Imaging Group in Singapore Bioimaging Consortium and also a Principal Investigator at Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR. He is also Co-President for the Singapore Chapter of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and NUS graduate school for integrative sciences and engineering of National University of Singapore (NUS). With a passion for mentoring and career development, A/Prof Velan supports projects from junior college students, student internships from different countries and post-doctoral training.