Obesity rates are continuing to rise worldwide and it is inevitable that associated illnesses, such as liver disease and diabetes will follow the same trend unless new therapeutic approaches are developed.
Our programme of research explores the molecular mechanisms involved in controlling energy expenditure and fat deposition. Every day we move closer to understanding the complex processes driving human disease and closer to developing new treatments.
The Department of Clinical Biochemistry trains science and medical postgraduates. It conducts high-quality biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, obesity, related endocrine and metabolic disorders, and the molecular cell biology of membrane traffic pathways.