Director & Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
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Mario Barbagallo, is full Professor of Geriatrics, Director of the Geriatric Unit, University Hospital of Palermo, Director, Post-graduate program in Geriatrics, University of Palermo, Italy. He was born on March 16, 1959, in Palermo, Italy. In 1989 received a Ph.D in Physiology, University of Rome. Research Associate, Cardiovascular Center, Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA in 1991-1992, and Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar, Division of Endocrinology and Hypertension, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA in 1994-1995. Full Professor of Geriatric Medicine, at the University of Palermo from 2000. He is serving as Editor in Chief of “Giornale di Gerontologia” and Associate Editor of “Aging- Clinical and experimental Research”. Member of the editorial board of other reputed journals. Has peer reviewed more than 200 papers from several international journals. Author of more than 300 publications.
Aging, Magnesium/calcium metabolism with aging, Hypertension in the elderly, Osteoporosis, Dementia.Stephan Christopher Collins is a senior scientist working at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology (OCDEM, oxford University). He was the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Prize studentship for his PhD which he endeavoured at Oxford University in the field of genetics and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). After a two-years post doctoral position at the Sanger Institute (Cambridge), he joined the laboratory of Professor Patrik Rorsman in 2005. Models of beta cell dysfunction Lipotoxicity and diabetes Obesity and diabetes.