Ilpo Huhtaniemi received his MD and PhD at University of Helsinki, Finland, did postdoctoral training in USA (UC San Francisco and NIH, Bethesda), 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, from which position he retired in 2015. He has received several national and international honours, amongst them a fellowship of The Academy of Medical Sciences (UK), the European Medal of ESE and Doctor Honoris Causa at the Medical University Lodz, Poland, University of Szeged, Hungary and University of Tartu, Estonia. He was the Chief Managing Editor of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 1999-2017, has served in the Editorial Board of Endocrinology and Endocrine Reviews 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). He has extensive experience as Official of international scientific organizations (e.g. President of International Society of Andrology, Ex. Committee member of Eur. Society of Endocrinology). His research interests include clinical and basic reproductive endocrinology, in particular the function of gonadotrophins and male reproductive endocrinology. He also has long-term interests in development of male contraception, hormone-dependent cancer, and the endocrinology of ageing. He has authored over 700 peer-reviewed PubMed cited research articles and reviews, and his H-factors are 83 (Web of Science)/99 (Google Scholar).