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Wang Qidi, China

Department of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Shanghai Institute of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Qidi Wang obtained MD degree at Shanghai Second Medical University, and later got master degree and Ph.D degree in Medical Science at the Diabetes Research Center of Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium. Afterwards, she continued her career by combing the clinic work with beta cell research studies inDepartment of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases in Ruijin hospital and was  appointed as Chief Physician/professor and PI of Beta cell Research Group. She focused on metabolic/epigenetic regulation of beta cell identity and function, which led to 6 grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China and published more than 20 research articles on top journals, such as Nature Communications, Diabetes,Diabetologia,JCEM, etc.


The role of maintenance of pancreatic beta cell identity and functional maturation in diabetes prevention and treatment