Prof. Dr. Taner Damcı has been working at the Department of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism of Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical School for 25 years.  His main scientific topics of interest are the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes and the impact of lifestyle changes on human health. In 1995 he received the “Young Investigator Award” of International Diabetes Federation and worked in Manchester University, UK.  Currently he serves as an advisor in different international institutions and boards. He is a member of American Diabetes Association, North American Association for the Study of Obesity and European Association for the Study of Diabetes as well as many other associations. He has published several articles and book chapters in the field of obesity and diabetes.  

Professor Damci has interested in nature and endurance sports throughout his life, including climbing and terrain running. He climbed several mountains in Turkey and across the world.  In 2001 he finished “Marathon des Sables” in Morocco where he ran 250 kilometers in Sahara Desert and became the first person to finish a desert ultra-marathon in Turkey. He finished “Atacama Crossing” in 2004 in Chile, “Gobi March” in 2005 in China and “The Last Desert” in Antarctica in 2012, all of which were 250 kilometer races held in extreme natural conditions. In Antarctica race, he ran >>>