Professor Conte is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at San Raffaele Roma Open University in Rome, Italy. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy. She graduated from Sapienza Università di Roma School of Medicine, Rome, Italy, and subsequently specialised in Internal Medicine. During her residency, she undertook a research fellowship at the Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, USA, where she conducted clinical research studies involving the use of stable isotope tracers to evaluate the mechanisms responsible for the metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity. She then moved to Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, where she obtained a PhD in Endocrine and Metabolic Sciences, and stayed as a post-doctoral fellow until 2016, when she moved to IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital - Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. Her research focuses on insulin resistance and its relationship with bone health, obesity and diabetes. She has an expertise in conducting gold-standard metabolic studies for the measurement of insulin resistance (hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamps). Prof. Conte also served as attending physician in the Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy, from June, 2016 to July, 2020, and is presently serving as a physician-scientist in the Department of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases at IRCCS MultiMedica in Milan, Italy.