Prof. Dr. René Santer, he is a full professor of Pediatric Metabolic Medicine at the Dept of Pediatrics, Univ Medical Center Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany, an SSIEM / UEMS -accredited training center for Pediatric Metabolic Medicine.  He received his medical education at LMU University Medical School in Munich, Germany, got his training in Pediatrics in Kiel, Germany, and was a fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Children’s Hospital of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, NY, USA before he specialized in Pediatric Metabolic Medicine. His main interests in clinic and research are inborn errors of metabolism, particularly those of carbohydrate metabolism. He has a specific interest in congenital disorders of cellular glucose transport and for several such defects the molecular bases have been elucidated in his lab. Further topics of interest are mitochondrial disorders, urea cycle disorders, and liver transplantation in metabolic diseases. As a director of the Northern German Screening laboratory, he also has an interest in the scientific evaluation of such programmes. Prof Santer is the President of the German Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (APS) and thus involved in training programmes of young clinicians and clinical scientists.
University Medical Center Eppendorf, University of Hamburg
Martinistraße 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany