• Profile picture of Ionel Sandovici
    Role: Post Doctoral
    Affiliation(s): Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    My current work is focused on two research areas: 1. Understanding the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the so-called “nutritional programming” of adult diseases, a phenomenon by which suboptimal diet during critical periods of development is ... Read more
  • Profile picture of David Savage
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes are quintessential complexdiseases involving hormone action or resistance in several different target issues. Unravelling this complexity is impossible in cultured cells alone and unfortunately whilst many disor... Read more
  • Profile picture of Nadia Schoenmakers
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Affiliation(s): Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    My principal research interest lies in elucidatingthegenetic basis of congenitalhypothyroidism (CH), the commonest neonatalendocrinedisorder, due either to failure of thyroid gland development (dysgenesis) or function (dyshormonogenesis). Central hyp... Read more
  • Profile picture of Josca Schoonejans
    Role: PhD Student
    Affiliation(s): Department of Medicine, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    The Ozanne group investigates the effect of maternal diet-induced obesity on offspring health, and is looking into interventions that may prevent this developmental programming. During my PhD, I will be investigating the immediate and long-term effec... Read more
  • Profile picture of Robert Semple
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    My main interest is in the pathophysiology of abnormal insulin action in human disease. In particular, I would like to gain insights into the nature and mechanisms of “common” insulin resistance, and into potentially modifiable mechanisms linking... Read more
  • Profile picture of Christopher Smith
    Role: Post Doctoral
    Affiliation(s): Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    I am currently developing imaging techniques, coupled with semi-automated analysis tools, in order to better understand the dynamics of how secretory vesicles in enteroendocrine cells release specific hormones into the gut. In particular I am utilisi... Read more
  • Profile picture of Gregory Strachan
    Role: Assistant Staff
    Affiliation(s): Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    Metabolic Research Laboratories
  • Profile picture of Jane Sugars
    Role: Other
    Affiliation(s): Metabolic Research Laboratories, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit
    Research Summary:
    I work part-time as the Coordinator for the Cambridge Metabolic Network alongside my work on public engagement and communications for the Metabolic Research Laboratories based at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Please get in touch with any questions... Read more
  • Profile picture of John Tadross
    Role: Post Doctoral
    Affiliation(s): Metabolic Research Laboratories, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit
    Research Summary:
    Metabolic Research Laboratories, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit
  • Profile picture of Hood Thabit
    Role: PhD Student
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Medicine, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    I am a qualified diabetologist with research and clinical interests in the field of medical devices and closed-loop technology. My PhD is in the development and application of an artificial pancreas (closed-loop insulin delivery) system for use in th... Read more
  • Profile picture of Patsy Tomlinson
    Role: PhD Student
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
  • Profile picture of Anthony Tsang
    Role: Post Doctoral
    Affiliation(s): Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    Along the major research interest of Dr Blouet's group, my current research focus lies on characterising amino acid sensing metabolic neural circuits, both anatomically and functionally. However, during my postgraduate studies, I received solid tra... Read more
  • Profile picture of Michele Vacca
    Role: Post Doctoral
    Affiliation(s): Metabolic Research Laboratories, MRC Human Nutrition Research
    Research Summary:
    Michele is a Senior Clinician Scientist at the Medical Research Council – Human Nutrition Research (MRC-HNR) and research fellow in the TVP Lab, MRL. After his medical studies at the University of Bari (Italy, 2002), Michele specialised in Internal... Read more
  • Profile picture of Antonio Vidal-Puig
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    Research Summary:
    Vidal-Puig’s research focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms linking obesity with insulin resistance, diabetes and cardiometabolic complications and on the development of related therapeutic strategies. His research strategies include a co... Read more
  • Profile picture of Sam Virtue
    Role: Post Doctoral
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    Overall area of interest I focus on the regulation of white and brown adipose tissue function and how defects in these organs impact on whole organism metabolic disease. Specific interests How defects in white adipose tissue cause metabolic inf... Read more
  • Profile picture of Jodie Wainwright
    Role: Assistant Staff
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
  • Profile picture of Malgorzata E Wilinska
    Role: Post Doctoral
    Affiliation(s): Department of Paediatrics, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    My main research focus is on physiological modelling and simulations to support diagnosis, treatment, and management of diabetes mellitus, and related pathophysiological conditions. As a member of Diabetes Modelling Group at the Welcome Trust-MRC Ins... Read more
  • Profile picture of Orla Woodward
    Role: PhD Student
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
  • Profile picture of Lisa Wulund
    Role: Post Doctoral
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    I am interested in circadian rhythms, and how circadian rhythms in the central and peripheral nervous systems are involved in neural processes, metabolism, sensorimotor physiology, cell death, injury and oxidative damage/stress. Better understanding ... Read more
  • Profile picture of Giles Yeo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Affiliation(s): Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolic Research Laboratories
    Research Summary:
    My group’s aim is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the central control of food intake and body-weight. The approaches we have taken include: 1.) Understanding the physiological role of known genetic modifiers influencing food i... Read more