Yanislava Karusheva, MD, undertook her medical training at Charite Berlin, Germany, and the Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria. She is a clinician scientist at the Institute for Clinical Diabetology of the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf, Germany, within the research group led by Professor Michael Roden. She is currently working as an academic clinical fellow at the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge under the guidance of Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly. Her interests include clinical nutrition and metabolism, insulin resistance, obesity treatment and deep metabolic phenotyping. In 2018, Dr Karusheva completed the EASD Robert Turner Course in Oxford. In 2021, she received the Hans Adolf Krebs Award of the German Nutrition Society, the DDG Sponsorship Award of the German Diabetes Association and the Walter Benjamin Scholarship of the German Research Foundation for her fellowship in Cambridge. Her recent research includes works on amino acid metabolism and the differentiation of diabetic subphenotypes to facilitate individualised treatment and disease prevention. She also leads group-education sessions promoting self-help strategies for people with diabetes.