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Expert in Nutrition, Gut Health, Cancer, Molecular Biology

Expert ID: 729176 United Kingdom

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Expert is a senior research scientist. She completed a PhD in plant molecular biology of plant cell signalling systems controlling cell differentiation. She then went on to conduct postdoctoral research in molecular neuroendocrinology of circadian ryhthms and apeptite and energy balance. She has developed research programmes investigating links between nutrition and gut health and obesity related cancers. Her research currently focuses on systems biology approaches incorporating genomics, proteomics and biochemical analyses in rodent models, in vitro and ex vivo cell culture systems, human intervention studies and cancer patients. Her research has links with clinical and industrial collaborators and partners.

Consultant on European Nutrigenomics Organisation MSc Molecular Nutrition Steering Group. Consultant for European Nutrigenomics Organisation Information Portal team, review and assess procedures and methods in the gut health research field for inclusion in a database being created for nutrigenomics-related laboratory studies.Consultant to Biopta Ltd on application of molecular and microanatomical analyses of human tissues.Provided expert comment to COSMOS (2009) on published report on dietary salicylates.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: PhD Subject: Molecular Biology Institution: University of Durham, England
Year: 1991 Degree: BSc Subject: Biology Institution: University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Research Fellow Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2000 to 2008 Employer: Rowett Research Institute Title: Principal Investigator Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1999 to 2000 Employer: Rowett Research Institute Title: Postdoctoral scientist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Rowett Research Institute Title: Postdoctoral scientist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: Rowett Research Institute Title: Postdoctoral scientist Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
The Nutrition Society;
The European Nutrigenomics Organisation (NuGO).
Professional Appointments
Member of Editorial Board, The Open Obesity Journal.
Member of Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.
Member of Editorial Board, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology.
Guest Editor, The Open Obesity Journal Hot topic Supplement - Obesity cancer links.
Publications and Patents Summary
She has 35 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, a book chapter on precancerous conditions, a review article on melatonin and an editorial on obesity related cancer.

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