University of Melbourne,Australia
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 Edinburgh-Roslin Institute, UK
Professor of Skeletal Biology within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. His research is focused on the fundamental cellular mechanisms underpinning bone and cartilage growth, development and function. Of particular interest is the GH-IGF-1 axis and its effects on bone formation and endochondral growth and how disease states e.g. chronic kidney disease, muscular dystrophy and inflammatory bowel disease impact on bone development and turnover. The mechanisms of skeletal mineralisation and in particular the role of phosphatases are also an ongoing research interest.
|B J Clark
University of Louisville School of Medicine, USA
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Her research interests focus on defining the functions of the lipid transporters STARD1 in steroidogenesis, and STARD4 and STARD5 in cholesterol and bile acid homeostasis in normal and disease states; e.g. diabetic nephropathy, NAFLD, and cholestasis.
The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, China
Professor Xiao is current President of the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, and holds numerous society positions including Presidency of Guangdong Endocrine and Metabolism Association in the Chinese Medical Doctor Association. Professor Xiao takes the lead in treating Graves’ diseases by introducing thyroid arterial embolization, and reported relevant findings of using innovative methods to treat Graves’ diseases. His research interests have focused mainly on thyroid disease and β-cell function of diabetes.
|Australasia/Endocrine Society of Australia|
|T J Cole
Monash University, Australia
Dr Cole is Deputy-Head and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University in Melbourne, and is an Honorary Research Associate of the Hudson Institute (Melbourne). He has been an elected member of the Executive Council of the Endocrine Society of Australia for the past ten years and is currently the President-Elect of the Society. His endocrine research program focusses on the cellular and physiological actions of adrenal steroid hormones during development and in the adult. Dr Cole also studies the role of short-chain alcohol dehydrogenase-reductase enzymes for pre-receptor regulation of nuclear receptor signalling.
|Europe/European Society of Endocrinology|
University of Turin, Italy
Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Italy. Her research interests include the peripheral effects of neurohormones, such as the ghrelin gene-derived peptides in pancreatic beta-cell function and survival and in glucose metabolism, the role of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) in the cardiovascular system and the antitumor effects of GHRH antagonists, along with the underlying mechanisms.
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Currently Head of the Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine University of Buenos Aires and Director of the Biomedical Research Institute belongs to the Argentinean National Research Council. His research interests have centred on the role of intramitochondrial arachidonic acid and its metabolites in physiology (regulation of steroidogenesis) and pathology (Breast cancer).
|Society for Endocrinology|
University of Edinburgh, UK
Professor of Molecular Endocrinology, Prof Chapman is the current General Secretary of the Society for Endocrinology. Her research focuses on the role of glucocorticoids and their receptors in the early life programming of cardiovascular disease risk and also on glucocorticoid metabolism and its influence on inflammation and inflammatory disease.
Augusta University, USA
Professor of Physiology and the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University. After earning her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University and performing an industrial postdoctoral fellowship at Hoffman-La Roche. Dr. Bollag embarked on an academic career at MCG, where she rose through the ranks. Dr. Bollag’s research interests relate to signal transduction and she has applied her expertise in cell signaling to a variety of systems, including the regulation of aldosterone production, of bone formation and of skin function.
|D W Ray
University of Manchester, UK
Currently Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of Manchester. He runs the clinical endocrinology service for the Manchester Royal Infirmary. His interests lie in the control of glucocorticoid production, and action, and the roles of nuclear receptors and the cellular clock in inflammation and energy metabolism.
Royal Veterinary Collage, UK
A Reader in Bone Cell Biology at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Dr Chenu’s research interests are centred around the regulatory and repair mechanisms of bone as well as the interactions between osteoporosis and diabetes.
Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Head of Cardiovascular Endocrinology Laboratory at Hudson Institute of Medical Research. She joined Hudson in 2002 after completing a CJ Martin Postdoctoral Fellowship in the laboratory of the late Dr Keith Parker at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, Texas (USA) and at the Baker Institute of Medical Research (Melbourne, Australia). Her research focus addresses the cell-specific role of mineralocorticoid hormones and their receptors (the MR) in the cardiovascular system and to understand the mechanisms that translate MR signalling into cardiac tissue fibrosis and inflammation, and hypertension. A second major research interest is of cortisol regulation of the mineralocorticoid receptor in biology and disease.
Texas A&M Health Science Centre, USA
Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Professor Guo received his PhD in Physiology at the Department of Biology at Beijing University, before completing his postdoctoral training in Genetics, Biochemistry, and Medicine at the Institute of Genetics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Illinois, and Harvard University, respectively. He was an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School prior to joining the Texas A&M. His research interests include the mechanisms of insulin resistance and associated cardiovascular dysfunction aimed at therapeutic interventions. He has been the recipient of scholarships and grants from the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and the National Institute of Health.
University of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA.
Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle. Her long-standing research interest is in understanding the mechanisms underlying decreased islet failure in type 2 diabetes. Her current research focus is on the islet endothelial cell and its role in modulating β-cell function and survival under conditions of health and disease. She is also Director of the Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core within the University of Washington’s Diabetes Research Center.
Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Professor and a Vice Director, Leading-edge Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at the Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Korea. Between 1995 and 1996 he undertook his Research fellowship at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Prof Lee currently serves as a member of the Korean Society of Biochemical and Molecular Biology and as a vice-president of Korean Diabetic Association in Korea. Research interests center on mitochondrial metabolism, especially the regulation of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex and vascular complications of diabetes.
Lund University Diabetes Centre, Sweden
Professor of Metabolism at Lund University in Sweden. He also conducts an outpatient clinic for Diabetes at the Department of Endocrinology, Scania University Hospital. He heads the Unit of Molecular Metabolism, which focuses on cellular and whole body metabolism in the development leading to Type 2 Diabetes. Particular emphasis is placed on metabolic control of insulin secretion and the role of mitochondria in β-cells.
Second Military Medical University, China
Currently Chairman of the Department of Pathophysiology, Second Military Medical University, China. He is also Head of the Center for Obesity & Diabetes Research and Innovation at the University. His research interests mainly focus on diabetes, insulin secretion, and hepatic lipid metabolism.
Imperial College London, UK
Professor of molecular endocrine oncology at Imperial College London. He currently leads a research group investigating the mechanisms of gene regulation by nuclear receptor transcription factors, with particular focus on estrogen receptor action in breast cancer and treatment failure.
|J P Castaño
University of Córdoba, Spain
Professor of Cell Biology at the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology of the University of Córdoba, and head the Hormones and Cancer Research Group, Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research of Córdoba, Spain. His research focuses on the regulation of pituitary cells by neuropeptides (e.g. somatostatin, GHRH, ghrelin), and on the molecular biology and functional relevance of these and other neuropeptides and their receptors on pituitary adenomas and hormone-related cancers.
Charles University, Czech Republic
Professor of Internal Medicine and Head of the Outpatient Department and the Metabolic Research Group of the 3rd Department of Medicine at General University Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. His major clinical areas of expertize include diabetology, obesitology and general internal medicine. His major research focus is on the etiopathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus with special interest in endocrine function of adipose tissue, incretin system and novel hormonal factors involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis and glucose metabolism.
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Associate Professor of Physiology at University of Santiago de Compostela. He was previously PhD. Student in the same institution and Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry of University of Cambridge. His interests are centred on the hypothalamic regulation of energy balance, with particular interest on energy sensors, such as AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), lipid metabolism and ER stress.
AgResearch Limited, New Zealand
Principal Scientist with the Animal Reproduction team at AgResearch Limited, a Crown Research Institute in New Zealand. Her current work primarily focuses on the elucidation of the mechanisms involved in the development, growth, maturation and health of the ovarian follicle and the oocyte to identify pathways that regulate reproductive efficiency.
University of Arizona, USA
Professor of Endocrinology in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona, Tucson,Arizona, USA. His research interests are centered on fetal endocrinology and metabolism in normal pregnancy and pregnancies compromised by pathology, such as intrauterine growth restriction and diabetes.
|Steroid and Steroidogenesis|
|A J Conley
University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Professor and Chair of Population Health & Reproduction and Director of the Clinical Endocrinology Laboratory in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. He is a comparative reproductive biologist and molecular endocrinologist with interests both in steroidogenesis of the gonads, placenta and developing adrenal cortex, especially that of non-human primates as well as in endocrine diseases of the gonads and adrenals of domestic animals.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Full Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics and the Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA. Her research centres on women's reproductive health, obesity and chronic diseases, and metabolic programming of breast cancer and stem cells.
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
A senior researcher in the Laboratory of Endocrinology at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. She is also in charge of the regional Dutch Neonatal Screening program at the Laboratory of Endocrinology in the same institution. Her research primarily focuses on the pathogenesis of altered thyroid hormone metabolism during illness (NTIS) and the role of altered thyroid hormone metabolism in T3-target tissues and cells.
University of Lübeck, Germany
Currently a Professor in Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Lübeck, Germany. His primary research interest is the role of thyroid hormone in the central autonomic control of cardiovascular function and brown fat thermogenesis.
|A Orozco Rivas
National University of Mexico, Mexico
Aurea Orozco is currently a researcher at the Neurobiology Institute, National University of Mexico. Her research interests are centred in the comparative thyroid function field, studying thyroid hormone metabolism and action mechanisms in non-mammalian vertebrates.
Open University, UK
Professor of Applied Statistics at the Open University in the UK. His research interests are in Bayesian methods and in applications of statistics in the life sciences (particularly ecology, evolution and clinical medicine). He studied at Cambridge, UCL and the Open University, and is currently a Vice-President of the Royal Statistical Society.
University of Warwick, UK
Dr Bland’s research focuses on the endocrinology of vitamin D in a variety of tissues and diseases. She has a particular interest in medical education and has taught endocrinology and physiology for 20 years to undergraduate students as well as clinicians and health care professionals
Radboud University, The Netherlands
Dr Klaren’s current research is on the physiology and biochemistry of thyroid hormones in fishes in the contexts of stress physiology and aquaculture. He has been teaching endocrinology, (animal) physiology and statistics to bioscience/biomedical (under)graduates for 20 years. He holds a B.Ed. in Biology.
|J M A Alkemade||Netherlands||H Heuer||Germany||B Soria||Spain|
|D Bechtold||UK||M Huising||USA||K Staines||UK|
|F Beier||Canada||S Jonker||USA||S Tsai||Taiwan|
|M Björnholm||Sweden||R O Karlstrom||USA||C Too||Canada|
|M Caprio||Italy||S Mader||Canada||W E Visser||Netherlands|
|A Cardozo||Belgium||L Maletinska||Czech Republic||A Warner||UK|
|J Carroll||UK||O Nilsson||Sweden||L Weinstein||USA|
|H Choi||Republic of Korea||L Orbán||Singapore||Q Winger||USA|
|A Erson-Bensan||Turkey||H Ortsäter||Sweden||Q Zhai||China|
|B Fam||Australia||M Prideaux||USA|
|D Heery||USA||P Rozance||USA|
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