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Prize winner 2021

Stefano Romeo. Photo.
Stefano Romeo

Stefano Romeo, professor

Dept of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Akadey, Gothenburg

Stefano Romeo has achieved what many aspire to: combining advanced research on disease mechanisms with a clinical career – these activities cross-fertilize each other. Professor Romeo’s groundbreaking work on the underlying genetic mechanisms in liver disease has emerged as highly relevant for diabetes and metabolic disorders, where liver engagement is a critical component. Liver disease, particularly non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is now becoming a major focus for research as well as developments in the pharmaceutical industry, with the goal of preventing severe long term morbidity in diabetes.