Complications of diabetes
This theme explores the consequences of diabetes on different organs and systems in the human body and seeks to identify novel avenues of treatment.
The group's aim is to make a difference to the lives of people living with diabetes. It aims to understand how diabetes affects different parts of the human body, to be able to design and develop intervention to improve the quality of life of people living with this disease.
Complications of diabetes is a diverse group of scientists/clinicians, who are based in the laboratory, in clinical research and in the clinic. Their backgrounds span from cell biology and gene regulation to neurophysiology, vascular physiology and computer science.
The studies make use of human volunteers, model organisms, tissue cultures and high-performance computing for data analysis.
The group works extensively with Exeter’s wider diabetes community and is always eager to ensure that its research plans are of relevance to the community of people living with diabetes.
The group has a wide range of collaborations, both nationally (Cambridge BHF Centre of Research Excellence, NHSBT, Imperial College, University of Bristol, King’s College London, University of Nottingham, University of Dundee, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield) and internationally (Human Technopole IT, Swedish Blood Service, Danish Blood Service, Sanquin, Lund University, University of Turku, University of Bordeaux, University of Bari Aldo Moro, University of Pisa).
The group receives funding from several charities within the UK (Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation, Royal Academy of Engineering, Kidney Research UK) and beyond, as well as from industry, the EU, NIHR and UKRI.
We are especially proud to host fellows holding awards from major funding agencies and are always keen to welcome new colleagues with relevant expertise who can broaden and enhance our research activity.
|Professor Angela Shore||Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Scientific Director, NIHR Clinical research Facility|
|Associate Professor Seb Oltean||Associate Professor in Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics|
|Associate Professor Mitra Tavakoli||Associate Professor of Medicine|
|Dr Jacqueline Whatmore||Senior Lecturer in Cell & Molecular Biology & Clinical Microvascular Research|
|Associate Professor Neil Vaughan||Associate Professor in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence|
|Associate Professor Mattia Frontini||Associate Professor of Cell Biology and BHF Research Fellow|
|Dr Craig Beall||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Kim Gooding||Research Fellow|
|Dr Megan Stevens||Research Fellow|
|Dr Kuni Aizawa||Research Fellow|
|Dr Chris Kelsall||Research Fellow|
|Dr Francesco Casanova||Research fellow|
|Dr David Strain||Consultant and Clinical Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Katarina Kos||Consultant and Clinical Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Mark Gilchrist||Consultant and Clinical Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Jennie Williams||NIHR Clinical Lecturer|
|Dr Andrew Forbes Brown||Research Associate and PhD Student|
|Ali Baity||PhD Student|
|Aneesah Turais||PhD Student|
|Catherine Russon||PhD Student|
|Cynthia To||PhD Student|
|Erich Hecanova||PhD Student|
|Jiping Zhang||PhD Student|
|Josie Carmichael||PhD Student|
|Monica Lamici Ayine||PhD Student|
|Natalia Rolinska||PhD Student|
|Rebecca Symons||PhD Student|
|Abi Moss||PTY Student|
|Sertan Yesilyurt||PTY Student|
|Aisling Massey||Graduate Research Assistant|