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Jörn M. Schattenberg is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Metabolic Liver Research Program at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany. He received his medical degree in 2002 after studying at the University of Mainz (Germany) and at the Tulane University in New Orleans (US). He completed his post-doctoral training at the Albert-Einstein College of Medicine, New York, where he focused on delineating signalling pathways involved in the pathophysiology of acute and chronic liver injury with a special focus on metabolic liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Infectious Disease. He built up the Metabolic Liver Research Program that focuses on translational sciences and clinical trials. Additionally, he heads a liver research laboratory focusing on clinical and experimental aspects of liver injury, the development of therapeutic intervention and novel biomarkers in liver disease.
Professor Schattenberg is member of the Scientific Committee of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG), member of the Policy and Public Health Committee of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and a member of the Editorial Board of Hepatology and the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Lyon 1 University and Lyon South Hospital, Lyon, France
Cyrielle Caussy is a Professor of Nutrition and an Endocrinologist-Diabetologist at Lyon 1 University and Lyon South Hospital in France. She is also the Medical Director adjunct of the Rhône-Alpes Research Center for Human Nutrition (CRNH Rhône-Alpes) with strong expertise in conducting clinical research in the Nutrition. During her medical training, she graduated with her PhD at Lyon 1 University studying the epigenetic regulation of lipid regulation at the CarMen laboratory (Cardio-Metabolism, Diabetes and Nutrition). Prof. Caussy’s main field of research interests are insulin resistance, obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). She completed a 2-year advanced research training at the NAFLD Research Center, University of California at San Diego directed by Dr Rohit Loomba. She now has a specific interest in non-invasive biomarkers and pathophysiology of NAFLD, especially in high-risk populations such as patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity. She is also co-leading a clinical and research program focused on metabolic liver disease at the Lyon Hepatology Institute.