Mira Siderova, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist in University Hospital 'St. Marina” and associate professor of Endocrinology and metabolic diseases in Medical University of Varna. Dr Siderova received her MD, endocrine training and her doctorate from the Medical University of Varna and was a post-doctoral research fellow in University of Bari, Italy. In 2015 she was awarded the prize of the Bulgarian endocrine society for best scientific development. She has been involved in teaching and training students, doctors and PhD candidates in diabetes and endocrinology for the last 9 years. She has authored above 70 publications – original papers and reviews, book chapters, a monograph and international conference reports. Her main interests are focused on diabetes, obesity, thyroid diseases and osteoporosis. Dr Siderova is currently an independent ethics expert at the European commission, DG Research and Innovation, as well as a member of the European Thyroid Association (ETA), International Osteoporosis Federation (IOF), Bulgarian Society of Endocrinology (BDE) and Union of scientists in Bulgaria.