Marie-Christine Vantyghem, MD, PhD, received her specialty trainings in Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism at the University of Lille, France. She was trained in the islet transplantation team at the University Hospital of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on the clinical side with Prof Ryan and at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute at Seattle, USA on the lab side with Prof Robertson. She was appointed professor of Endocrinology in 2011 and is head of the Endocrinology Department of Lille University Hospital, which cares for a population of more than 4 millions people. In 2009, she has obtained an interface contract with the INSERM Unit U1190, devoted to «Translational Research in Diabetes”. Her main research areas are islet transplantation with a cohort of about 60 islet-transplanted patients and lipodystrophies with a cohort of more than a hundred patients investigated. She is member of the executive board of “ International Meeting Henri-Pierre Klotz, a former member of the executive board of the French Endocrine Society, member of the Société Francophone du Diabète, of the European Society of Endocrinology, of the Endocrine Society, and of the French and European Societies of Transplantation. She has been or is involved in two FP7 and an Interreg program, and in the CITR registry. She works as an Associate editor for the Annals of Endocrinology.