Endocrine Abstracts (2009) 20

European Journal of Endocrinology Prize Winner

Wiebke Arlt, UK Abstract

The European Journal of Endocrinology Prize is awarded to a candidate who has significantly contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field of endocrinology through publication. This year's recipient is Professor Wiebke Arlt. The prize will be presented as part of the ECE 2009 opening ceremony where Professor Arlt will deliver her lecture. Professor Arlt will also write a review article based on this lecture to be published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. Further information can be found at http://www.euro-endo.org/about/about_prizes.htm

Wiebke Arlt is 43 years of age and fell for Endocrinology as a medical student. She underwent clinical and scientific training in Germany and the USA. At present, she serves as Professor of Medicine and Head of the Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. She is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the University Hospital Birmingham, the Birmingham Women's Hospital and the Birmingham Children's Hospital. She is a committed clinician scientist and heads a research group working on basic and clinical aspects of adrenal and gonadal disorders, with a particular focus on steroid endocrinology. She is a steering committee member of the European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumors, ENS@T, and the FP7 European Collaborative Network on Disordered Sex Development, EuroDSD. She is an editorial board member of the European Journal of Endocrinology, Clinical Endocrinology, Journal of Endocrinology and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. She serves on several committees of the Society for Endocrinology, United Kingdom and the Programme Organising Committees for the ECE meetings 2005 Gothenburg and 2010 Prague. She represents the European Society of Endocrinology as a POC member for the ICE meeting 2010 Kyoto.

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