ESEBEC2016 ESE Basic Course on Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Cancer 2016 AIP and the somatostatin signalling in pituitary tumours (2 abstracts)
Prof. Márta Korbonits, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP, is a clinical academic endocrinologist. 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, where she is Co-Centre Head. She shares her time between clinical patient care, clinical research and laboratory-based research as well as teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her current interests include endocrine tumorigenesis, especially the genetic origin of pituitary adenomas and she works on both the clinical characterisation as well as molecular aspects of this disease. She leads a large international consortium to study this issue. In addition, she focuses on translational research on the hormonal regulation of the metabolic enzyme AMP-activated protein kinase. She was a recipient of a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship, the Society for Endocrinology Medal, and the Endocrine Society Delbert Fischer award. She published over 200 papers and has an H index of 47 on Scopus. She is currently the Head of the Science Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology. She served on numerous Program Organising Committees for ECE, ENEA and SfE and was member of the executive board of the Society for Endocrinology, Pituitary Society and ENEA and European Society of Clinical Investigation. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Pituitary and the endocrine editor of Scientific Reports and Annals of Human Genetics.