Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D.
Dr Dietrich is a consultant endocrinologist at Bergmannsheil University Hospitals. He received his MD at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He is a Fellow in Endocrinology at Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany and a specialist in genetic counselling in endocrinology (GfH) Düsseldorf, NRW, Germany.
He has always been fascinated by homeostasis and other concepts of biomedical cybernetics. He is particularly interested in why and how the logical structures of biological information-processing algorithms relate to their behaviour and that of the embedding organ systems. This motivated him to investigate thyroid homeostasis.
He has initiated multiple clinical trials. Key results of his work include the development of a mathematical theory of thyroid homeostasis, the development of a simulation program of pituitary-thyroid feedback control (SimThyr) that is today used in more than 80 countries for education and research, and of a mathematical method for calculating the thyroid’s secretory capacity and total deiodinase activity in vivo (SPINA).
Professor Dr Rudolf Hoërmann, MD PhD
Professor Hoërmann received his MD and PhD from the University of Munich, Germany and is a Board Certified Internist and Endocrinologist. His training included a fellowship with Harvard University, Boston, USA. During his career, Rudolf has worked in various positions at leading universities in Germany. He has also headed the Department of General Medicine, Gastroenterology and Endocrinology at Klinikum Luedenscheid, a major teaching hospital for 10 years. He currently lives at the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Rudolf’s ongoing interest in thyroidology and extensive experience in basic and clinical research is documented by the authorship or co-authorship of more than 100 articles or reviews in peer-reviewed journals, numerous book sections as well as by many international scientific presentations.
Specialties: Thyroidology, Endocrinology, Immunology, Internal Medicine, Laboratory Medicine.
Dr John Midgley B.Sc (Leeds) D Phil (Oxford)
Dr John Midgley has been a University Lecturer, worked in biochemistry/molecular biology. He went to Leeds and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Universities between 1962-1975. He was the Clinical Trials Coordinator for Diagnostic Products, Amersham from 1975 to 1988. He is an inventor of the one-step methodologies for FT3/FT4 measurement (1980 and 1988). He is a winner of the Prince of Wales Award for Industrial Innovation and Production in 1985 and a consultant of Diagnostic Methodologies (1988-1998) and a Trials Abstractor, Gastroenterology, Cochrane Collaboration, (1999-2006).
He is an independent writer and reviewer for thyroid function test interpretation and author of 70 + papers and reviews on bacterial molecular biology/clinical thyroid function diagnostics.
Dr Sarah Myhill
Dr Sarah Myhill has a special interest is in treating fatigue and in preventive medicine. She believes that many diseases are entirely preventable through good diet and nutrition. Her aim has always been to look for causes of disease and treat by addressing those causes, be they infectious, allergic, nutritional or toxic, or a combination.