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Mirko obtained his PhD at the Max Planck PhD School in Dresden, Germany in 2005 with his studies on the link between regulated hormone secretion and gene expression in pancreatic beta cells. He did his postdoctoral work at the ETH Zurich with Markus Stoffel working on the miRNAs in obesity and insulin resistance, which led to him being appointed as a group leader and a Lecturer in Metabolism and Metabolic Diseases at the University College London (UCL) in 2012. End of 2013 he was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Geneva Faculty of Medicine, and was awarded with the SNSF professorship, still remaining affiliated to the UCL as honorary Lecturer. 2014 he was awarded the prestigious ERC starting grant. Mirko loves skiing and the mountains, and doesn’t mind some good wine.