Ilpo Huhtaniemi received his MD and PhD at University of Helsinki, Finland, did postdoctoral training in USA, and has been on sabbatical leave in Germany, USA and Scotland. He held 1986-2002 the post of Professor and Chairman of Physiology at University of Turku, Finland. He moved in 2002 to UK to a Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology at Imperial College London. He has been the Chief Managing Editor of Mol Cell Endocrinol since 1999, has served in Editorial Boards of Endocrinology and Endocr Rev and is/has been the Editor or Editorial Board Member of several other scientific journals (e.g. Eur J Endocrinol, Clin Endocrinol, Hum Reprod Update, J Endocrinol, Mol Hum Reprod, Reproduction, Asian J Androl). His research interests include clinical and basic reproductive endocrinology, in particular the function of gonadotrophins, G-Protein coupled receptor signalling in reproduction and cancer, Physiology and pathophysiology of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, male contraception, endocrinology of ageing. He also has long-term interests in the development of male contraception, hormone-dependent cancer, and the endocrinology of ageing. He has authored about 600 peer-reviewed research articles. Ilpo Huhtaniemi is a member of Academy of Medical Sciences, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Endocrine Society (USA), Society for Endocrinology (UK), European Academy of Andrology, European Society of Endocrinology.