Endocrine Abstracts (2015) 38 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.38.PL6BIOG

Clinical Endocrinology Trust Lecture

Wiebke Arlt


Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham, and Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Birmingham Health Partners, Birmingham, UK.


Wiebke Arlt is the William Withering Chair of Medicine and Director of the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

Wiebke Arlt trained in General Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of Würzburg, Germany, under the auspices of Bruno Allolio, followed by postdoctoral research at the University of California at San Francisco, CA, USA, hosted by Walter Miller. She came to Birmingham in 2002 following an invitation by Paul Stewart, funded by a German Research Council (DFG) Heisenberg Senior Fellowship. She was awarded a Medical Research Council UK Senior Clinical Fellowship in 2004. In Birmingham, she has served as the Head of the Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism from 2008 until her recent appointment as the Director of the newly founded Institute for Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR). Her research focusses on steroid metabolism and action in human disease, with a clinical focus on adrenal and gonadal disorders.

Prof. Wiebke Arlt has served on the Executive Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology and the Steering Committee of the European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours (ENSAT) and currently is the Chair of the Clinical Committee of the Society for Endocrinology.

She has received several national and international awards, including the EJE Prize of the European Society of Endocrinology, the Society for Endocrinology Medal, the Ernst Oppenheimer Award of the Endocrine Society USA and the Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Science of the Royal College of Physicians. She has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2010.

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