Markku Mäki, MD, PhD, is professor (emeritus) at the University of Tampere and presently research director at the Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland. He has an extensive track record in celiac disease research and research leadership. Prof. Mäki’s research has been inspired by the needs of the celiac sufferers; he has also been the President of the Finnish Celiac Society. Lately professor Mäki has been involved in novel drug trials in celiac disease and his interest is especially in outcome measures. In 2010, Professor Mäki received the Wm. K. Warren Jr. Prize in Celiac Disease in Clinical/Translational Research, San Diego, USA. Mäki is a permanent member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and the President of Finland has granted him the honour of Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland in 2006.