Endocrine Abstracts (2011) 26

Geoffrey Harris Prize winner

Ezio Ghigo, Italy Abstract

This prestigious prize is intended for established workers in the field of basic and clinical neuroendocrinology and is generally supported by Ipsen. This year's recipient is Professor Ezio Ghigo. The prize will be presented as part of the ECE 2011 opening ceremony where Professor Ghigo will deliver his lecture. Professor Ghigo will also deliver two other lectures at future ESE scientific meetings. Further information can be found at http://www.euro-endo.org/prizes/default.htm

Ezio Ghigo, MD, is Professor of Endocrinology in the School of Medicine at the University of Turin, Head of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism, and Chairman of the Department of Medicine in the SGB-Molinette University Hospital of Turin, Italy. He is currently also Dean of the School of Medicine of the University of Turin.

His research interests include the neural control of anterior pituitary function, ghrelin, glucose and lipid metabolism, the endocrinology of ageing, obesity and anorexia nervosa.

He has authored over 400 papers. He has been Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation and is member of the editorial board of other international endocrine journals. He is a member of a many endocrine societies, was vice president of the European Society of Endocrinology and is now president elect of the Italian Society of Endocrinology.

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