Michaela Diamant is Professor of Diabetology and Director of the Diabetes Center, VU University Medical Center (VUMC), Amsterdam, NL. She received her M.D. degree in 1987 from Leiden University, Leiden, NL. After graduation, she worked as a Ph.D. student at the Rudolf Magnus Institute for Pharmacology, Utrecht University under the supervision of the late Professor David de Wied. In 1991, she defended her PhD thesis, entitled “Neuropeptides, Autonomic Stress Responses and Behavior.” From 1992 to 2000, she received specialty and sub-specialty training in internal medicine, nephrology and endocrinology at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam and Leiden University Medical Center.
In 2000, Dr Diamant joined the Diabetes Center, VUMC, at that time headed by Professor Robert Heine. In addition to her work as a clinical diabetologist, she supervises multiple research projects, both clinical and experimental, with a main focus on pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.
Professor Diamant has received research support from, among others, the Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation and Dutch Heart Foundation and has authored or co-authored over 130 original research papers, reviews, chapters and patents. At present, she is co-chair of the Board of the Dutch Association for Diabetes Research, member of the Scientific Board of the Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation, core-member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CHMP/EMeA), member of the Expert Advisory Board for DIAMAP/EURADIA and associate editor of Diabetologia. She is member of the editorial board of Cardiovascular Diabetology, Clinical Medicine: Endocrinology and Diabetes and the Journal of Clinical Metabolism and Diabetes, and serves on the EASD Panel for overseeing guidelines and statements and the EASD 2010 program committee.