Kroc lectures

2019 Matthias v Herrath New and sometimes surprising
insights into the pathology of human
type 1 diabetes and therapeutic
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Div. of Developmental Immunology
La Jolla, California, USA
2018 Pirjo Nuutila Lessons from metabolic disorders
and Type 2 diabetes using imaging
Turku PET Centre,
University of Turku and
Dept. of Endocrinology,
Turku University Hospital
Turku, Finland
2017 Mark A Atkinson Recent Lessons from the Human
Pancreas – Re-writing the Textbooks
on How Type 1 Diabetes Develops
University of Florida
Dept of Pathology, Immunology
and Laboratory Medicine
Gainesville, Florida, USA
2015 Harry Heimberg Reprogramming Pancreatic
Exocrine to Beta Cells
Diabetes Research Center
Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Bryssel, Belgien


Andrew F Stewart

Obstacles and advances in human beta cell proliferation for diabetes

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute, Mount Sinai Scool of Medicine, New York, USA


Ezio Bonifacio

Shaping pre-type 1 diabetes

Preclinical Stem Cells / Diabetes Center for Regenerative Therapies,
Dresden, Germany


Susumo Seino

Cell signaling in insulin secretion - interplay of glucose metabolism, cAMP, and sulfonylurea

Department of Physiology and Cellular Biology, Kobe University,
Kobe, Japan


Gordon Weir

The Challenge of ß-cell Replacement for Diabetes

Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


Steven E. Kahn

The Critical Role of ß-cell Function and Mass in Glucose Regulation?

Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA


Timo Otonkoski

Remaking human beta-cells

Children’s Hospital and Biomedicum Stem Cell Center, University of Helsinki,
Helsinki, Finland


Frances M Ashcroft

K-ATP channels and neonatal diabetes: from molecule to novel therapy

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK


Nicholas J Wareham

Genes and lifestyle factors in the aetiology of type 2 diabetes

MRC Epidemiology Unit and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK



Neogenesis occurs : direct evidence of pancreatic progenitors by lineage tracing

Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


Patrik Rorsman

Glucagon secretion : A sadly neglected component of diabetes?

Division of Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology, University of Lund,
Lund, Sweden


Jean-Phillipe Assal

Diesease centered and patient centered: Can these two dimensions of care really live together?

University of Geneva,
Geneva, Switzerland


Anne Clark

The beta cell defect and type 2 diabetes: lessons from biophysics, cell biology and microscopy

Diabetes Research Laboratory,
University of Oxford, UK


Lois Jovanovic

Modern management of gestational diabetes

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute,
Santa Barbara, USA


Ray V Rajotte

Islet transplantation – past, present, future

Surgical Medical Research Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


Mikael Knip

Type 1 diabetes: From genetic susceptibility to clinical disease

Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, University of Tampere, Finland


Claes B Wollheim

Role of mitochondria in metabolism secretion coupling in the pancreatic beta-cells

Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Experimental Diabetology, Department of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland


Oluf Pedersen

Molecular genetics of non-autoimmune diabetes mellitus – short cuts to rational therapy and prevention

Steno Diabetes Center,
Copenhagen, Denmark


Ole D Madsen

Pluripotent islet tumours – tools to study aspects of diabetes and islet cell diferentiation

Hagedorn Research Institute,
Gentofte, Denmark



Insulin resistance as defence mechanism in diabetes

University of Helsinki,
Helsinki, Finland


Danny Pipeleers

A beta-cell biologist’s view on clinical diabetes

Vrije Universiteit,
Brussels, Belgium


Robert C Turner

Treatment of type 2 diabetes – Lessons from the UK Diabetes Prospective Study

University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK


Donald F Steiner

Thebiosynthesis of islet hormones – New insights from molecular biology

University of Chicago,
Chicago, USA


C Nicholas Hales

Insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes

University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, UK


Eleuterio Ferrannini

Insulin sensitivity in health and disease

University of Pisa,
Pisa, Italy


David ER Sutherland

Transplantation in diabetes mellitus

University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, USA


Philip E Cryer

Hypoglycemia: The limiting factor in the management of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA


Norbert Freinkel

On honeybees and neural tubes: The spectrum of fuels-mediated teratogenesis

Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, USA


Jörn Nerup

On the pathogenesis of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

Steno Memorial Hospital,
Copenhagen Denmark


Paul E Lacy

Islet transplantation – present status

Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA