Michael Stumvoll went to Munich Medical School and took posts in the UK, in Tübingen, Germany, La Jolla, California, Rochester, New York and at the NIH in Phoenix, Arizona. He is now Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Leipzig and Head of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nephrology. He also coordinates the scientific programme of the IFB Adiposity Diseases. His research is on the regulation of glucose metabolism, the pathogenesis and treatment of type 2 diabetes, the kinetics of insulin secretion, measuring and understanding insulin resistance, mathematical modelling of the oral glucose tolerance test, the genetics of diabetes and obesity; more recently he developed an interest in the neuroendocrine control of appetite and adipose tissue as a secretory organ. He authored or co-authored more than 500 research articles and received the Minkowski award from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in 2003. He sat on the Executive Committee of EASD from 2007 to 2010 and served as associate editor of Diabetologia until 2014. Between 2013 and 2017 he was chairman of EURADIA, the Alliance for European Diabetes Research. From 2013 to 2018 he served as dean of medicine at the University of Leipzig.
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