Adriano Chiò is a neurologist currently working in Torino, Italy. He is Professor of Neurology and Director of the ALS Center at the University of Torino and the Città della Salute e della Scienza Hospital, Torino, Italy. He leads the Italian ALS Genetic (ITALSGEN) Consortium and is a member of the board of European Network for the Cure of ALS (ENCALS). Adriano Chiò, whose main areas of research are epidemiology, cognition, neuroimaging, and genetics of ALS, is best known for his research on risk of ALS in soccer players and the phenotypic heterogeneity of ALS. He has published over 320 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He received the 2015 Sheila Essay Award, presented by the American Academy of Neurology and ALS Association (USA).