Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly FRS, is Co-Director of the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS) and Director of the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit which is part of the broader University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories which he also directs. On the wider Cambridge Biomedical Campus, he is Scientific Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Head of the University Department of Clinical Biochemistry. He was elected FRS in 2003, to the National Academy of Sciences, USA in 2011, has received four honorary doctorates and numerous scientific awards including the 2014 Zülch Prize of the Max Planck Society, the 2014 Baly Medal of the RCP (London) and in 2015 was the first recipient of the EASD/Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence. In 2013 he was made Knight Bachelor "for services to medical research". His main research area is the aetiology and pathophysiology of human metabolic and endocrine disease and how such information might be used to improve the diagnosis, therapy and prevention of these diseases.
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