Francesco Giorgino is Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Chairman of the Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy. He is also Chief of the Division of Endocrinology at the University Hospital Policlinico Consorziale in Bari, Italy. He is or has been a member of the Editorial Boards for PLoS ONE, Journal of Endocrinology, Endocrinology, Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Adipocyte, Acta Diabetologica, Cardiorenal Medicine, and Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews. He has published more than 200 original and review articles in prestigious scientific journals. Professor Giorgino’s research interests include the mechanisms leading to insulin resistance and beta-cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes and the effects of diabetes drugs on pancreatic islets and the cardiovascular system.