Our goal is to generate fresh insight into research in the field of metabolism by establishing an inter-disciplinary community of researchers…
The Cambridge Metabolic Network is hosted within the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, and promotes metabolic research activities and events among the broad academic research community in Cambridge, including members of all six Schools of the University and key regional partner organisations.
Our objectives are to:
- nurture an inter-disciplinary community of researchers
- support the development of new research
- co-ordinate activities in areas of importance to research in metabolism and
- facilitate translation of research to benefit current and future populations.
What current members say
The Cambridge Metabolic Network is a fantastic platform where scientists carrying out metabolic research can meet and share expertise and ideas. I personally enjoy attending the workshops as they offer insights in areas of research that I have not thought about but would increase the impact of my research. I feel that the network is invaluable and offers a fantastic opportunity for networking and scientific discussions between PhD students, early career researchers and group leaders.
The chemical reactions of the body that generate energy and are used for the synthesis of molecules are clearly central to life itself. Disordered metabolism plays a crucial role in a broad range diseases from rare disorders of single genes to conditions as common as obesity and cancer.
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Metabolic research dates back to 1882, when Arthur Sheridan Lea began to carry out research on chemical physiology and he taught the first courses on metabolism and digestion. By the 1890s Michael Foster was also working as a chemical physiologist in the Physiological Laboratory and he invited Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins in 1898 to come to Cambridge and develop the subject in his laboratory. Hopkins became the first professor of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge and for a long time he studied how cells obtain energy via a complex metabolic process of oxidation and reduction reactions.
Metabolomics Interest Group (MIG)
Co-ordinating activities associated with metabolomics for the Network and providing an entry point to the metabolomics expertise throughout Cambridge.
NEW EVENT for 2023: CaMeL Talks: Cambridge Metabolomics and Lipidomics
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Career Paths in Cardiovascular & Metabolism – making the connections – 11 March 2022
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Showcasing technology and biomedicine collaboration in Cambridge
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Cambridge University video highlights importance of interdisciplinary research
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An interdisciplinary approach to tackling childhood obesity
This two-day event held in early September 2021 was jointly developed through our on-going collaboration with the Danish Diabetes Academy…