Patrick Rensen

Professor of Metabolic Aspects of Vascular Disease

Patrick Rensen is a professor of Metabolic Aspects of Vascular Disease at Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, and guest professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. He is Established Investigator of the Dutch Heart Foundation, chairman of the European Lipoprotein Club and board member of the Scandinavian Society for Atherosclerosis Research.


His research focuses on the role of lipid and glucose metabolism in cardiometabolic diseases, with a main focus on modulation of energy metabolism as a strategy to prevent and treat obesity and associated diseases including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The ultimate goal of these studies is to elucidate novel lifestyle and pharmacological approaches to alleviate cardiometabolic diseases, taking into account the tight interplay between organs, the biological clock and the gut microbiome.