Michael Roden is Chair/ Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders, Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology at Heinrich Heine University and University Hospital Düsseldorf and CEO of the German Diabetes Center (DDZ). His research focusses on energy metabolism in obesity, diabetes and steatotic liver diseases, with paradigm-changing contributions to lipid-induced insulin resistance, mitochondrial function and novel diabetes subtypes paving the way to precision diabetology. Professor Roden is a highly cited researcher (Clarivate 2022, 2023) with >750 peer-reviewed publications and co-leadership of (inter)national guidelines. He received various awards (e.g. EASD-Minkowski Prize, Morgagni Gold Medal, Langerhans Medal), honorary doctorates (Athens, Belgrade) and served on boards of diabetes associations (EASD, chairman of EFSD, president of CEDA and ÖDG and congress president of DDG). Has was also chair of the committe of Medicine of the German Science and Humanities Council.