Prof. Geremia B. Bolli

Prof. Geremia Bolli graduated from the Perugia University School of Medicine in 1972. After training in Cardiology and Internal Medicine at the Pisa and Perugia University Schools of Medicine, respectively, Prof. Bolli trained in Endocrinology at Mayo Clinic in 1982-83 under the guidance of Dr. John E. Gerich. After he went back to University of Perugia where he currently is Professor of Medicine and director of the Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic.

Prof. Bolli has served in scientific societies (Honorary Secretary and Vice-President of the European Society for Clinical Investigation, Associate and Deputy-in-Chief Editor for Diabetologia), he is currently member of several societies, including the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, American Diabetes Association and Italian Diabetes Society where he is in duty as council member. Prof. Bolli has been awarded with the Morgagni Prize, University of Padova, 1985; the BCL Award, British Association of Clinical Biochemists, Glasgow, 1986; Camillo Golgi Prize, European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Lisbon, 1989; Mary Jane Kugel Award, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, New York, 1999; Novartis Award in Diabetes for Long-standing Achievement, Philadelphia, 2001; Paulescu Prize, International Diabetes Federation, Paris, 2003; Somogyi Award, Hungarian Diabetes Association, Hungary, 2006; and Celso Award, Italian Diabetes Society, Turin, 2012.

Prof. Bolli’s interest in research has initially been methodology and clinical significance of measurement of glycosylated haemoglobin, and subsequently physiology of glucose counterregulation to hypoglycaemia and pathophysiology of hypoglycaemia in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus. At the same time, he has studied pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of insulin preparations, including rapid- and long-acting insulin analogues, and set up models of physiological insulin therapy for treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus to optimize blood glucose control and minimize hypoglycaemia and hypoglycaemia unawareness. Prof. Bolli is author of 424 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters (excluding abstracts) (h-index 57, WOS).