Endocrine Abstracts (2018) 56 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.56.EJE1Biog

The European Journal of Endocrinology Prize Lecture



The European Journal of Endocrinology Prize is awarded to a candidate who has contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge in the field of endocrinology through publication. This year’s recipient is Professor Filip K. Knop who will receive his prize and deliver his lecture as part of the ECE 2018 Opening Ceremony on Saturday 19 May 2018. Further information on the prize can be found at https://www.ese-hormones.org/grants-and-awards/awards/.

Filip K. Knop, MD PhD, is a consultant endocrinologist, professor of endocrinology and head of Clinical Metabolic Physiology at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Prof. Knop has been involved in diabetes research since his fellowship at The Distinguished Gifford Laboratories for Diabetes Research, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1999 where he was supervised by Professor Christopher B. Newgard. Filip K. Knop’s research, for which he has received a number of grants and honours (e.g. named ‘Rising star’ by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), centres on the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, obesity, regulation of appetite and food intake, and the therapeutic role of incretins. He is particularly interested in the integrative role of the gut and the liver in human (patho)physiology and has authored >250 scientific publications. He serves as a referee for several international journals including The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Diabetes and Diabetologia and he is a member of numerous professional societies and committees.

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