John Pickup, MA, BM, DPhil, DSc, FRCPath
King's College London, London, United Kingdom

John Pickup is Emeritus Professor of Diabetes and Metabolism at King’s College London and Guy’s Hospital, London, UK. After a first degree in physiology, he studied medicine and completed a PhD in endocrine pharmacology, all at the University of Oxford. Following postgraduate training at the Endocrine Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London he joined Guy’s Hospital Medical School, where he became successively Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow since 2005, and was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science there for contributions to diabetes and biosensor research in 2016. His awards include the Banting Memorial Lecture of Diabetes UK, the Diabetes Technology Society Leadership Award, the British Medical Association Book Prize, the Royal Society of Medicine Book Award, the Charlesworth Award, the Mary Jane Kugel Award (JDRF), the RD Lawrence Lectureship of the British Diabetic Association, the Boehringer Mannheim Fellowship of the Biochemical Society, the Gotch Memorial Prize and the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation Gold Medal.

John Pickup has a long-standing interest in the development, clinical application and assessment of novel technology for the improved management of diabetes, starting from the development of insulin pump therapy through to in vivo glucose sensors and nanomedicine applications in diabetes.