Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Josef Köhrle is University Professor of Molecular Endocrinology, Chairman of the Institute for Experimental Endocrinology and Scientific Director of the Charité Center for Therapeutic Research. He served as president of the European Thyroid Association (ETA). His primary research focus is on biosynthesis, transport, uptake, binding, metabolism and action of thyroid hormones and their metabolites with a focus on energy metabolism and regulation of body weight. Additional areas of interest include effects of endocrine disruptors and plant-derived secondary metabolites on the thyroid hormone axis as well as the role of trace elements and selenoproteins in the endocrine system.
|European Society of Endocrinology|
Medical University of Silesia, Poland
Beata Kos-Kudla is Chair of the the Department of Pathophysiology and Endocrinology, Division of Endocrinology and Neuroendocrine Tumors at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. She is a specialist in internal medicine, endocrinology, and nuclear medicine. Her scientific interests focus on clinical and experimental endocrinology. She is an advocate for true and extensive interdisciplinary scientific cooperation among all neuroendocrine tumour (NET) specialists in order to boost rapid development of this discipline. She founded the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumors and the Polish National Register of NETs. She is President Elect of the Polish Society of Endocrinology, member of Executive Board of the European Society of Endocrinology and a member of the Advisory Board of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS). She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Polish Journal of Endocrinology.
|Society for Endocrinology|
Oxford University, UK
Jeremy Tomlinson is currently Professor of Metabolic Endocrinology at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford. Alongside his clinical work as a consultant endocrinologist, his research explores the role of steroid hormones and their metabolism in the pathogenesis of common diseases including diabetes, PCOS and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. He sits on the clinical committee of the Society for Endocrinology (SfE), is a convenor for the SfE adrenal and cardiovascular network and was elected to the SfE council in 2016.
Paris Descartes University, France
Jérôme Bertherat is Professor of Endocrinology, serving as head of the Endocrinology Department at Cochin Hospital in Paris, and coordinator of the national reference center for Rare Adrenal Diseases. He chairs the clinical committee of the European Society of Endocrinology. His research focus on cortisol disorders and the molecular genetics of familial and sporadic adrenocortical tumors and Cushing’s syndrome.
|Drug Interactions on Endocrine Systems|
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Professor Peter Trainer is a clinical endocrinologist at the Christie Hospital in Manchester and the Medical Director for Academia of Health Innovation Manchester. He has served on the senior executive committees of the Society for Endocrinology, the Endocrine Society, the European Society of Endocrinology and Bioscientifica. His prime areas of interest are diseases of the pituitary and adrenal glands, particularly Cushing’s syndrome and acromegaly, and the endocrine complications of cancer and its treatment. His research has resulted in over 160 peer-reviewed publications.
National Natural History Museum, France
Barbara Demeneix is Professor of Physiology at the National Natural History Museum, France. She trained in the United Kingdom, France, Canada and Germany, and is an internationally recognised expert on thyroid function and the author of more than 160 scientific publications. She has received numerous awards for her work, notably the Nature Mentoring Award in 2011 and the CNRS Medal for Innovation in 2014. She is also active with many international committees addressing thyroid hormone and endocrine disruption (OECD, European Thyroid Association, etc).
|Endocrinology of Chronic Disease|
Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands
Richard Feelders trained in Internal Medicine at the Maasstad Hospital, Rotterdam and the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam (1993-1999), followed by an endocrinology fellowship, also at the Erasmus Medical Center (1999–2001). In 1999 Dr Feelders completed his thesis on endocrine changes in the acute phase response. He is director of the Endocrinology training program, Erasmus Medical Center, and chair of the Pituitary and Adrenal Center Rotterdam and coordinator of the ENETS GEP-Neuroendocrine Tumor Center Rotterdam. In 2012–2013 Dr Feelders worked as Visiting Professor at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA.
|Endocrinology of the Nervous System and Behaviour|
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Eric Fliers is Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Amsterdam, serving as head of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. After receiving a PhD in Neuroscience he was trained as an internist-endocrinologist. Eric Fliers was one of the founders of the Netherlands Brain Bank. He served as chair of the Dutch Endocrine Society from 2013 until 2016. Eric Fliers was awarded the 2016 Novo Nordisk Award for Endocrinology for his scientific work in the field of thyroidology and neuroendocrinology.
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health, Germany
Professor Ute Scholl is currently BIH Johanna Quandt Professor for Hypertension and Molecular Biology of Endocrine Tumors. Her laboratory team works on the genetics and pathophysiology of hypertension and endocrine tumors, and is particularly interested in primary aldosteronism. Major discoveries include the identification of ion channel mutations as causes of sporadic and familial primary aldosteronism.
University of Turin – San Luigi Hospital, Italy
Professor Massimo Terzolo is director of the Division of Internal Medicine at San Luigi Hospital, and Full Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Turin. Professor Terzolo is a clinical and translational researcher specialized on adrenal diseases with major expertise in management of patients with adrenal tumours. Recent work from his group has provided significant advances in the development of new therapeutic strategies for adrenal carcinoma and in the definition and management of subclinical Cushing syndrome.
|Bone and Mineral Metabolism|
Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Dr Claire Higham is currently an Endocrine Consultant at the Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, and Visiting Fellow in Osteoporosis Management at the University of Derby. Dr Higham’s research and clinical interests centre around Living With and Beyond Cancer Science, particularly the effects of Cancer and Cancer treatments on bone health. Dr Higham is currently supervising an NIHR affiliated fellowship investigating long term bone health in adult haematological cancer survivors. Dr Higham has recently published an SfE clinical guidance document in Endocrine Connections: Acute management of the endocrine complications of checkpoint inhibitor therapy.
Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
Dr Martina Rauner is the Scientific Director of the Bone lab of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Diseases at the Department of Medicine III, Medical Faculty of the Technische Universität Dresden. The lab is currently focusing on the role of the Wnt signaling pathway in the pathogeneses of metabolic, inflammatory, haematological, and malignant bone diseases.
Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Dr Claudia Sedlinsky is researcher at LIOMM, Laboratorio de Investigacion en Osteopatias y Metabolismo Mineral, devoted to issues like bone affection of diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, the effects of advanced glycation end products on bone and vascular smooth muscle cells, and the action of different diabetes treatment agents on bone and VSMCs metabolism. As clinical endocrinologist she is in charge of the Bone and Mineral Metabolism Section of the Endocrine Unit of the Hospital Cesar Milstein.
|Jens Peter Götze
Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark
Jens Peter Götze is a professor in Cardiovascular Endocrinology at Copenhagen University, he also works as Chief Physician at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, where he heads the laboratory section for thrombosis and haemostasis. He is engaged in translational science on the endocrine heart with a particular interest in the hormonal interplay between heart and gut hormones. The main medical condition for his research is chronic heart failure ranging from clinical biomarkers, e.g. natriuretic peptides, to new endocrine mechanisms in the syndrome. He is former Head of the International Regulatory Peptide Society.
Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
After a postdoctoral training in the Department of Nutrition at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden), about the physiology of estrogen receptor ERβ, Professor Alonso-Magdalena is now an Associate Professor of Nutrition and principal investigator at Miguel Hernández University, Spain. She is interested in understanding the role that endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have in the etiology of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders. Her work has been decisive for linking the exposure to certain widespread endocrine disruptors like bisphenol-A to the etiopathology of type 2 diabetes by using cellular and animal models.
|Endocrinology of the Nervous System and Behaviour|
University of Lübeck, Germany
Professor Henrik Oster serves as the Lichtenberg Endowed Chair of Neurobiology and director of the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Lübeck. After receiving his PhD in biochemistry in Fribourg (CH) and postdoctoral training in Hannover (DE) and Oxford (UK) he started his work in chronophysiology in Göttingen (DE) and, since 2011, in Lübeck (DE). His special interests are in the interaction of endocrine and circadian systems in the regulation of energy metabolism, behavioural functions, and sleep.
University of Science and Technology of China
Jiang-Ning Zhou is Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Science and Technology of China, serving as head of of Key Laboratory of Brain Function and Brain Diseseas of the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2009. He received a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Amsterdam. His research interests is the neural circuit of corticotropin-releasing hormone neuron in stress and depression related behaviour. Jiang-Ning Zhou is a honorable member of the Chinese Neuroscience Society and the chair of the Neuroscience Society of Anhui Province. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications as well as several books.
|Hormones and Cancer|
Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute, USA
Professor Charis Eng is a global leader in cancer genetics and cancer genomic medicine. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies of Sciences and serves on a WHO Expert Panel on public health genomics. One of Professor Eng's areas of expertise is endocrine neoplasia genetics. Her work on RET testing in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, SDHx analysis in pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas, and characterization of the widening clinical spectra of PTEN mutations have been acknowledged as the paradigm for the practice of clinical cancer genetics.
Tohoku University, Japan
Dr Keely McNamara has extensive experience in investigating various aspects of intracrine mechanisms of hormone dependent neoplasms in both prostate and breast. Following her PhD studies examining steroid metabolism in the prostate in mouse models of prostate neoplasia she moved to Japan first as a JSPS-AAS postdoctoral fellow and later as an Assistant Professor at Tohoku University. Her primary focus is translational research studying steroid metabolism and actions in the breast and in breast cancer.
Monash University, Australia
Associate Professor Renea Taylor is currently Deputy Head of the Cancer Program, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University and Research Fellow in the Department of Physiology. A/Prof Renea Taylor’s research interests centre around hormone-dependent cancers, particularly prostate cancer. Her studies focus on dissecting appropriate cellular targets in cancer, including stromal cells and stem cells, and subsequently identifying novel therapeutic strategies to treat prostate cancer. More recently, her team has focused on elucidating the endocrine and metabolic changes that contribute to prostate cancer disease progression, including fatty acid metabolism. She is the past Program Convener of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) and has been awarded the Servier Award, the Novartis Award and the Australian Women in Endocrinology New Investigator Travel Award from the ESA.
|Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes|
University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr Sof Andrikopoulos is a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NH & MRC) Senior Research Fellow and head of the Islet Biology Research Group at the University of Melbourne Department of Medicine (Austin Health), which investigates the genetic susceptibility of islet dysfunction using animal models of diabetes.
University of Oxford, UK
Professor Leanne Hodson is currently a British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow in Basic Science and Professor of Metabolic Physiology at the University of Oxford. Her research interests have centred around human health and metabolism; this includes the influence of specific nutrients and the effect of obesity and obesity-related diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Her work also covers a number of broader areas including: endocrinology, nutrition, hepatology, diabetes, and liver transplantation. She has been the recipient of the Society of Endocrinology Starling Medal.
Tongji Hospital and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Xiaoping Luo is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Tongji Hospital, and Director of the Center for the Diagnosis of Genetic Metabolic Diseases, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His main interests are pediatric endocrine disorders, inherited metabolic diseases and neonatal medicine. He is now the Vice President of the Chinese Pediatric Society, President of the Chinese Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, and a standing committee member for the Chinese Society of Perinatal Medicine. He is also the past president for the Asian Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society (APPES), and an Executive Committee member of Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (GPED).
University of Latvia
Valdis Pirags is Professor of Endocrinology and the Chair of Internal Medicine at the University of Latvia, and director of the Clinic of Internal Medicine at the Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital. Professor Pirags is credited with discovering of the PKC-dependent cellular mechanisms of platelet activation by glucose and revealing that probability of side effects of metformin are genetically predisposed. These research achievements resulted in establishing of a unique Laboratory of Personalised Medicine at his department. His current interests are focused on revealing of self-regulated psychoneuroendocrine mechanisms counteracting to pathogenesis and exacerbation of chronic diseases.
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Hans Romijn is currently Chairman of the Division of Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He served as president of the Dutch Endocrine Society from 2002–2006. His research interests include pathophysiology and the treatment of pituitary diseases and diabetes.
Diabetes National Alliance based in Ocala, USA
Dr Gopinath Sunil is currently the Medical Director of Diabetes National Alliance based in Ocala, Florida, USA and is also conducting research in obesity, thyroid disorders and diabetes at the Department of Endocrinology, KIMS hospital, Trivandrum, India. He was previously head of the department of Endocrinology at Physicians Regional Medical Center at Naples, FL and also had served as Assistant Professor, regional Physician training at the University of Minnesota. Dr Sunil’s research interests include reproductive endocrinology (University of Geneva, Switzerland and Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA), type 2 Diabetes and obesity (University of Minnesota and Cleveland Clinic, Florida) and thyroid disorders. He is also internationally known for his work on type 2 diabetes and obesity research and is currently involved with obesity and type 2 DM research and teaching at the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences in India and Gulf countries.
|Pituitary and Hypothalamus|
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Professor Eduardo Arzt is a member of the Research Scientific Career of the National Research Council of Argentina, Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Visiting Professor at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director of the BioMedicine Institute of Buenos Aires – CONICET – a Partner Institute of the Max Planck Society. His interest is in the molecular biology of pituitary tumors and hormone production.
University of Liège, Belgium
Professor Vincent Geenen is Research Director at Fund of Scientific Research (Belgium), Professor of History of Biomedical Research and Embryology at the University of Liège, and Clinical Head in Endocrinology at the University Hospital of Liège. He is also a Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium. His research team has demonstrated that the thymus plays a unique role in establishing immune self-tolerance to neuroendocrine functions and that a thymus defect is the earliest event in promoting autoimmunity directed against neuroendocrine tissues. His laboratory has recently shown that the severe GH deficiency of Ghrh-/- mice is associated with a defect in response to anti-pneumococcal vaccines and a dramatic susceptibility to a sub-lethal infection with S. pneumoniae.
Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
Associate Professor Charlotte Höybye is currently Senior Consultant in Endocrinology in the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and head of the Pituitary Section. Her primary clinical and research interests are within the field of pituitary and hypothalamic diseases, including Prader–Willi Syndrome.
|Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen
Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Jens Otto Lunde Jorgensen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Medicine and the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Professor Jørgensen’s main research interests include growth hormone (GH), GH-deficiency, metabolic actions of GH and acromegaly, with further work in insulin resistance states, obesity, Cushing and ghrelin.
|Kok Onn Lee
National University of Singapore
K O Lee is Professor at the National University of Singapore, and Consultant Endocrinologist at the National University Hospital in Singapore. His clinical interests are in Pituitary and Gonadal Endocrinology, and his research interests include the GH/IGF/IGFBP axis in fertility, and stem cells and gene therapy in Diabetes. He is a past president of the Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore.
Imperial College London, UK
Stephen Franks is professor of reproductive endocrinology at Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine and a former chairman of the Society for Endocrinology. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He has clinical and laboratory-based programmes of research in the field of normal and disordered function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis with a major interest in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common endocrine disorder with both reproductive and metabolic effects. His research focuses on the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in aetiology of the syndrome.
University of Aarhus and Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Dr Claus Gravholt is Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, and consultant in the Department of Endocrinology and in the Department of Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital. His clinical and research interests are sex hormone physiology and consequences of sex hormone deficiency as well as diabetes during pregnancy and the effects thereof on the child. He is also studying the genetics of endocrine diseases, such as Turner and Klinefelter syndrome and 46,XY females, as well as the epidemiology of these diseases. He is a member of the European Society of Endocrinology, the US Endocrine Society.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Professor George Mastorakos is currently Professor of Endocrinology and Director of the post-graduate University Master Research in Female Reproduction at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Professor Mastorakos’ research interests include endocrinology of reproduction, pregnancy and menopause, obesity, neuroendocrine mechanisms in chronic/acute stress and immune/inflammatory reaction, endocrinology of exercise, hypothalamic amenorrhea (member of the task force in the recently published Recommendations for Hypothalamic Amenorrhea). He has served as member in the International Advisory Panel in Endocrine Reviews. He served as president of the Hellenic Endocrine Society and ex officio member of the ESE ExCo. He has been the recipient of Special Recognition Award from ESE. He has recently participated in a team-effort publication in the European Journal of Endocrinology on Drug-induced endocrinopathies and diabetes.
University of Marburg, Germany
Professor Andreas Meinhardt studied Human Biology at Philipps University in Marburg. After his postdoctoral stay at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, he returned to Marburg and was later appointed as professor at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany. Research interest includes reproductive immunology with a focus on infection and inflammation of the epididymis and testis as a cause of infertility. He holds two Honorary Professorships with Monash University, has served on the councils of the German Society of Andrology (2005-20012) and European Academy of Andrology (2002-2010), and is the current President of the International Society of Andrology.
University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Kristien Boelaert is a Reader in Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her clinical and research interests include the management and consequences of thyroid dysfunction, the pathophysiology and management of thyroid nodules and cancer, the treatment of endocrine disorders in pregnancy and the consequences of iodine deficiency. She has been the recipient of Visiting Clinician Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester USA and of the Society for Endocrinology Young Clinical Endocrinologist Lectureship.
Jagiellonian University, Poland
Professor Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk is Chair of the Department of Endocrinology, Jagiellonian University, Medical College in Cracow, Poland. She is a specialist in internal medicine, endocrinology and nuclear medicine and her major research interest is thyreology, with special concerns in the management of thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy and in optimization of the iodine prophylaxis in Europe. Since 1999 she has worked on optimization of diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm of neuroendocrine tumour patients including radioisotope imaging method and peptide receptor radionuclide therapy. Suprarenal glands and pituitary disorders are an additional area of interest.
University of Cordoba, Argentina
Professor Claudia Pellizas is Associate Professor at the National University of Cordoba (UNC), Argentina, and Principal Researcher from the National Research Council (CONICET) at the Center of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology (CIBICI). She leads a research group interested in the study of thyroid hormone functionality in normal and pathological conditions. The main focus is the study of thyroid hormone action at the initiation of the immune response, and the role of the tumor microenvironment in the development of thyroid cancer, including immune cells. She has been the mentor of several Doctoral Theses (PhD in Chemical Sciences, UNC), postdoctoral fellowships (CONICET), and young CONICET researchers that covered the aforementioned topics.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Dr Robert Rapaport is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes as well as the Program Director for the Fellowship Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He holds the Emma Elizabeth Sullivan Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Chair at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include growth, growth hormone, neonatal thyroid disease, childhood diabetes and pubertal disorders.
Institute for Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany
Dr Alexander Teumer is a researcher and is leading a group focusing on genetic epidemiology at the Institute for Community Medicine of the University of Medicine, Greifswald. Having a background in mathematics and computer science, he participated in and led various projects on determining the genetic background of complex traits and diseases. Currently, his main research focus is on thyroid and kidney function. He is the co-leader of the ThyroidOmics consortium studying the determinants and effects of thyroid diseases and function.
Open University, UK
Heather Whitaker is a Senior lecturer in Statistics at the Open University in the UK. She is a medical statistician with research interests in study design and applications in epidemiology, particularly pharmaco-epidemiology, vaccine safety, infectious diseases and environmental epidemiology. She is an expert in self-controlled study designs that are used to study the temporal association between acute outcomes and transient exposures. She studied at Sussex and Imperial College and teaches statistics by distance learning at the Open University.
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