Michael B Ranke is a Professor of Paediatrics and Head of the Section of Paediatric Endocrinology at the University of Tübingen Children’s Hospital. His primary clinical interests include growth (disease-specific growth), syndromes (e.g. Turner syndrome), insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), IGFbinding proteins (IGFBPs) (diagnostic value, IGF therapy), growth hormone (outcomes research, prediction models, and metabolic effects), standardisation of methodology (evidence-based medicine, hormone measurements, and procedures) and epidemiology (diabetes). His basic science interests include growth hormone (action, gene defects), IGFBP3/IGFBP2 (e.g. BP2 in malignancies) and growth genes (SHOX). Professor Ranke has been an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians since 1992.
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