Prof. Marc Y. Donath University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland

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Biography

Prof. Marc Y Donath is Head of the Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland. His research focuses on the mechanisms and therapy of decreased insulin production in type 2 diabetes. He has published several studies supporting the concept that a specific inflammatory process... read moreunderlies beta cell failure and apoptosis in the pathogenesis of this condition. In particular he uncovered the role of IL-1beta in type 2 diabetes. He then initiated and conducted clinical studies aiming at direct modulation of the immune system using IL-1 antagonism for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. He has widely published in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature and Cell Journals.