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 Expert  729176

Expert in Nutrition, Gut Health, Cancer, Molecular Biology

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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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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.

applied molecular biology


cancer biology


cell biology


cloning technique




colon cancer


colorectal cancer


gene amplification


gene expression


gene expression regulation


genetic sequencing


large intestine


molecular biology




tissue and organ harvesting

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1994   PhD   Molecular Biology   University of Durham, England  
1991   BSc   Biology   University of Strathclyde, Scotland   First Class Honours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

2008 to


(Undisclosed University)


Senior Research Fellow


2000 to 2008


Rowett Research Institute


Principal Investigator


1999 to 2000


Rowett Research Institute


Postdoctoral scientist


1997 to 1999


Rowett Research Institute


Postdoctoral scientist


1994 to 1997


Rowett Research Institute


Postdoctoral scientist


Career Accomplishments:

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.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Digestive Diseases and Sciences  
 - Gastroenterology  
 - Biochimica et Biophys Acta – Molecular Basis of Disease  
 - Nutrition and Cancer  
 - American Journal Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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.
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Additional Skills and Services:

She currently delivers MSc Nutrition and Metabolism lectures. She also has developed a MSc Molecular Nutrition course for the university.


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