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Melanie
Davies CBE, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, FRCGP, FMedSci
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Melanie Davies is Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Consultant Diabetologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.  She is based in the Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester and is also the Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

 

Professor Davies’ research interests include the causes, screening, prevention, self-management and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.  She is a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator Emeritus and Director of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.  Professor Davies is the Principal Investigator on a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular disease and co-chair of EASD/ADA’s Consensus Report on T2DM Management.

 

Professor Davies has published over 700 original articles and has over £60M of grant funding. She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 New Year’s Honour’s List for services to diabetes research.

Filip K. Knop

Filip K. Knop

Center for Clinical Metabolic Research at Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen & Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark


Filip K. Knop, MD PhD, is a professor of endocrinology and director of Center for Clinical Metabolic Research at Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, and consultant endocrinologist at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. Prof. Knop has been involved in diabetes and metabolic research since his fellowship at The Distinguished Gifford Laboratories for Diabetes Research, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1999 (supervised by Christopher B. Newgard). Knop received his MD degree in 2002 and his PhD in medical sciences in 2007 from University of Copenhagen (supervisor: Jens J. Holst). Knop’s research centres on human metabolism, the pathophysiology of obesity and related disorders including type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, regulation of appetite and food intake, and the therapeutic potential of factors involved in these processes. The Knop laboratory has reported several novel findings describing the integrative role of the gut and the liver in human (patho)physiology. Prof. Knop has authored 440 peer-reviewed scientific publications and he has received multiple honours for his research (e.g. named “Rising star” by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in 2010, the DPLU/LUDC Nordic Prize for an Outstanding Young Diabetes Investigator (2011), Johan Quentin and Wife’s Prize for Outstanding Research (2014), The Capital Region of Denmark’s Global Excellence Prize (2014), The Thomsen Prize (2015), The Niels Schwartz Sørensen Prize (2017), The Danish Odd Fellowship’s Research Prize (2017), the European Journal of Endocrinology Prize 2018, and EASD’s Minkowski Prize 2019). He referees for high-impact journals including The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Diabetes and Diabetologia and he is a member of several professional societies and committees.


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