Christopher Byrne trained as a clinical scientist in the UK and the US. at Cardiff. Cambridge and Stanford Universities. He undertook a PhD studying liver lipid metabolism at Cambridge University. Prof. Byrne was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University and then an MRC fellow at Cambridge University. He was appointed to the Chair of Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Southampton in 1999. and was also inaugural Director of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Southampton. He is currently Principal Investigator within the National Institute for Health Research Southampton Biomedical Research Centre. Chris undertakes research on the aetiology. pathogenesis and treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and specialises in caring for patients with diabetes and NAFLD. He collaborates with many researchers from around the globe. and has published over 270 publications related to metabolic syndrome and NAFLD. He was a former recipient of the Dorothy Hodgkin prize awarded by Diabetes UK. for internationally-recognised research excellence related to diabetes.