François Pattou, 46 year old, is professor of Surgery in the Faculty of medicine at the University of Lille 2, Lille, France. Head of the department of general and endocrine surgery at Lille University Hospital, he also leads a research group at the University of Lille 2, INSERM U859, devoted the clinical development of biotherapies for treating diabetes. The recipient of more than 25 research grants from national and international institutions (7th Framework Program, Innovative Medicine Initiative, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, OSEO, Juvenile Diabete Research Fundation) Pr Pattou has been awarded the Grand Prix of the National Academy of Medicine, and the Rachmine Levine scientific achievement award. Pr. Pattou research is devoted to the surgical treatment of endocrine and metabolic disease and focused on cell therapy fro type 1 diabetes and metabolic surgery for type 2 diabetes. Pr Pattou has authored or co-authored more than 190 papers in peer review journals (ISI Thompson h-index 34) and contributed to several book chapters. He is also the principal investigator of several ongoing clinical trials of islet cell transplantation and metabolic surgery.