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David Leslie

David Leslie
Centre for Diabetes
Blizard Institute
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
London, United Kingdom

Richard  David  Graham  Leslie  is Professor of Diabetes and Autoimmunity at  the  Barts  and  the  London  School of  Medicine  and  the  Blizard  Institute, University of London. He has published 12  books  and  more  than  200  peer-reviewed  papers  and  received  grants from  many  agencies  including  the  EU, Wellcome  Trust  and  MRC.  In  2012 He was elected President of the Association of  Physicians  of  Great  Britain  and Ireland.  His  research  is  based  on  the use  of  cutting-edge  technology  applied to  unique  cohorts (e.g. twins  and  adult onset  autoimmune  diabetes  patients) to define the nature and origins of type 1 diabetes. These results led to work as Principle Investigator of three major EU 
programmes  (EXALT,  BLUEPRINT  and Action LADA). He has held Visiting Chairs in USA (Chicago and Kansas) and Europe (Rome) and he his an Emeritus Professor in  China (Central  South  University).  He was Senior Examiner Chinese University Hong  Kong  in  2013  and  he  is  currently the founding Chairman of T1DUK, a UK consortium  of  leading UK  researchers set  up  to  investigate  and  prevent  type 1  diabetes.  Notable  awards  include:  a Medical  Research  Council  Travelling Fellowship  to  USA, and Welcome Trust Senior  Fellowship  in  Clinical  Science. He  was  co-author  of  an  award-winning textbook  (BMA  Book  of  the  Year  Award 2009), Co-Editor of Diabetes Metab. Res. Rev., Reviews Editor of Diabetic Medicine and  served  on  the  Editorial  Board  of Diabetes Care.