Metabolic and Vascular Health
The translational research at the centre of the unit is highly relevant to the formulation of public health advice and the development of pharmacological and nutraceutical strategies.
The members of the unit are established researchers with expertise in the following areas:
What is Metabolic and Vascular Disease?
These common and socio-economically important conditions affect an individual’s well-being not through infection but because of imbalances in the fuel availability or signals reaching tissues, ranging from the brain, to the liver and muscle, to fat tissue. They include conditions such as:
We conduct fundamental research into all of these often highly related conditions, which sometimes requires the use of specialised instrumentation.
The work of the unit can be divided into three main areas:
The unit has strong working partnerships and collaborations, both within the university and externally, including: