Prize winner 2021
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.