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Paul Franks

Paul Franks

I am a professor and Deputy Director of Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden, where I lead the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit. Since 2010, I have also been an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. My foundational training was in genetics, epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Cambridge and the Phoenix Diabetes Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch of NIDDK/NIH. My research initially focused on the role of genetics and lifestyle in the development of type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well as the role of early life risk factors in these diseases. In the past decade, I have turned my attention to the fast evolving field of precision diabetes medicine, with special interest in precision prevention. I currently co-chair the ADA/EASD Precision Medicine in Diabetes Initiative and I am Vice-President elect of the Nordic Society of Human Genetics and Precision Medicine.

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