Dr Julian Griffin
University of Cambridge
United States of America
University Reader in Human Metabolism and Nutrition Group leader at MRC Human Nutrition Research His focus is on the use of high resolution mass spectrometry to measure lipids in biofluids and tissue extracts in order to better understand the causes and consequences of type 2 diabetes and obesity (sometimes collectively referred to as the Metabolic Syndrome). He is particularly interested in four areas of research: understanding the role that peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPARs) play in regulating metabolism across the body understanding how lipids influence the function of the cell and hence why changes in lipid intake affect how the body functions examining how lipids influence tissue inflammation in the Metabolic syndrome developing computer software tools for storing and processing the large quantity of data produced by these experiments.
metabolomics ; functional genomics ; bioinformatics