Director of the Lundberg Laboratory and President of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 

Professor Smith is an expert in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. He focuses primarily on the role of adipose tissue in insulin resistance and the factors that contribute to the increase in cardiovascular diseases in patients with insulin resistance. He is Director of the Lundberg Laboratory and President of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

His research team focuses on the role of the adipose tissue in eliciting insulin resistance as well as the associated increase in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. They have developed a broad methodological platform involving state-of-the-art technologies for phenotyping humans and experimental models involving transgenic animals or appropriate cell lines.

His team has coordinated two major EU-funded projects and is currently involved in other EU-funded projects.

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