ESE Young Endocrinologists & Scientists (EYES) Committee

The European Young Endocrine Scientists (EYES), formed in 2013, to promote research excellence, active engagement and development of early career investigators (ECIs), within Europe across all disciplines of endocrinology.

In 2019, EYES became the official early career  branch of the ESE and was renamed ESE Young Endocrinologists and Scientists (EYES).

Eva Coopmans (EYES Co-Chair)

Eva Coopmans (EYES Co-Chair)

Eva C. Coopmans received her medical degree in January of 2017 from the Medical Center of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During her medical training, she studied Philosophy of Medicine, of which she obtained a master of arts degree cum laude in April 2016 from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her interest in Endocrinology, particularly in pituitary diseases, lead her to start a PhD project within the group of Prof van der Lely. Eva is now working as a fourth-year PhD student at the department Endocrinology of the Medical Center of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her thesis explores the therapeutic efficacy of octreotide and pasireotide in acromegaly patients via analysis of large datasets from international multicentre cohorts and a large-scale phase IV study. She considers the conception of a proof-of-concept study applying a ketogenic diet in acromegaly patients, a potential new treatment option, as her most outstanding personal achievements.

Stavroula Paschou (EYES Co-Chair)

Stavroula Paschou (EYES Co-Chair)

Dr. Lina Paschou obtained her PhD in Endocrinology with Honors from the Medical School of the University of Ioannina, Greece in 2010. She then worked at a post-doctoral level at the Department of Diabetes, St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and completed her training in Endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School and is a highly active researcher in the field of endocrinology and diabetes.

Walter Vena (Treasurer and Communications)

Walter Vena (Treasurer and Communications)

Currently Dr. Walter Vena works at the Unit of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Medical Andrology of the Humanitas Clinical and Research Hospital, based in Milan, Italy. His main fields of clinical research are male hypogonadism, reproductive disorders and sexual dysfunctions as well as bone metabolism disorders in the male population.

Juan Manuel Jiménez-Vacas (Secretary and Communications)

Juan Manuel Jiménez-Vacas (Secretary and Communications)

Juan is a postdoctoral researcher working in the Cancer Biomarkers and Translational Therapeutics teams at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, UK. During his PhD, Juan's work was based on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of endocrine-related cancers, with a special interest on hormones and splicing process regulation. Juan is currently focused on developing novel therapeutic strategies to improve outcomes for men with advanced prostate cancer.

Daniele Santi (Events)

Daniele Santi (Events)

Dr. Daniele Santi gained his PhD in Clinical and Experimental Medicine in 2017 from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Currently, Dr. Santi works at the Unit of Endocrinology of the Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy where his main fields of the research are reproduction and the gonadotropins physiology and implications in clinical practice. Currently, his researches are involved in the environmental and epigenetics influences on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis.

Luba Matchenkhina (Mentoring Programme)

Luba Matchenkhina (Mentoring Programme)

Luba is a senior research fellow at Russian Gerontology Research and Clinical Centre, Moscow. Her PhD was about secondary diabetes in acromegaly and Cushing disease. Luba is studying age-related endocrine and metabolic changes in the lab; Her current research is focused on the interactions of geriatric syndromes and hormonal changes in centenarians.

Antoan Stefan Sojat (EYES Newsletter Editor, COP & RPO Lead)

Antoan Stefan Sojat (EYES Newsletter Editor, COP & RPO Lead)

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