Prof. Antonio Ceriello, Italy

After earning his medical degree and specialty degree in diabetology and metabolic diseases at the University of Naples, Prof. Antonio Ceriello went on to hold a number of important research and professorship positions at prestigious scientific and academic institutions located in continental Europe, the U.S. and the U.K., such as the University of Udine, Oklahoma City University and the University of Warwick. In 2010, Prof. Ceriello joined the IDIBAPS Diabetes and Obesity Laboratory as Senior Researcher.

Prof. Ceriello’s publications include an impressive number of articles in internationally renowned academic journals, most of which focus on the role of hyperglycaemia in cardiovascular disease. Prof. Ceriello has achieved significant recognition for his contributions toward research on the important role of oxidative stress released by hyperglycemia in the development of myocardial dysfunction and vascular disease, and on the importance of postprandial blood glucose. 

Prof. Ceriello is frequently invited as a guest lecturer at important international meetings and institutions. He has been employed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health as a consultant for designing their program of research on cardiovascular disease and type 1 diabetes, and he has also been a member of the Writing Committee of the American Heart Association’s Guidelines on Acute Glycaemia and Acute Coronary Syndromes. Prof. Ceriello has chaired the IDF Committee for the Development of Guidelines for the Management of Postprandial Glucose, and he serves as Chairman of the EASD Study Group on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. He was awarded the prestigious Camillo Golgi Prize by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), and more recently, he was Chairman of the 21st World Diabetes Congress held in 2011 in Dubai