SFEBES2013 Plenary Lecturers’ Biographical Notes Society for Endocrinology Medal Lecture (2 abstracts)
Professor Korbonits is a clinical academic endocrinologist with special interest in pituitary tumorigenesis and as well as metabolic effects of hormones. She graduated in medicine at Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest and works in the Department of Endocrinology at Barts and the London School of Medicine at St. Bartholomews Hospital in London since 1991, where currently she is Co-Centre Head. She received and MD and a PhD from the University of London and was a recipient of an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship to study ghrelin physiology and genetics. Her current interest include hormonal regulation of the metabolic enzyme AMP-activated protein kinase, the physiology and pathophysiology of ghrelin and endocannabinoids and pituitary tumours including familial cases. She has a large collection of familial isolated pituitary adenoma families and works on both the clinical characterisation as well as molecular aspects of this disease.
She has published over 150 papers, numerous book chapters, and edited books in the filed of Endocrinology and serves on the editorial board of several prestigious endocrine journals. She was heading the Program Organising Committee of the Society for Endocrinology for 3 years, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Pituitary Society and the European Society of Clinical Investigation and is an elected member of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.
She shares her time between clinical patient care, clinical research and laboratory based research as well as teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.