Professor Marta Korbonits
Márta Korbonits, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP is Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Centre Lead for Endocrinology at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. She was a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellow working on ghrelin and the hormonal regulation of the metabolic enzyme AMP-activated protein kinase. Her current interests include endocrine tumorigenesis, especially the genetic origin of pituitary adenomas and other endocrine tumour syndromes. She works on both the clinical characterisation as well as molecular aspects of these diseases and leads a large international consortium to study these rare conditions. She shares her time between clinical patient care, clinical research and laboratory based research as well as teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She trained 23 PhD students. She was a recipient of the Society for Endocrinology Medal and the Endocrine Society Delbert Fischer award, published over 200 original papers and has an H-index of 49 on Scopus. She was member of the executive board of the Society for Endocrinology, Pituitary Society, European Neuroendocrine Association and the European Society of Clinical Investigation and currently is the Head of the Science Committee of the European Society of Endocrinology. As an Associate Editor for the new Journal of the Endocrine Society she is responsible for the pituitary field. She is the endocrine editor of Scientific Reports and Annals of Human Genetics and serveson the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Pituitary.