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Theme lead: Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly 

Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, MD FRCP FRCPI FRCPath FMedSci FRS is concerned with the elucidation of mechanisms underlying obesity, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes and the translation of discoveries into improvements in patient care. He has uncovered previously unrecognised genetic causes of these diseases including some that are amenable to treatment. After graduating from University College Dublin he undertook postgraduate clinical and research training in general medicine, diabetes and endocrinology in London, Oxford and Harvard. In 1991 he established a laboratory at the University of Cambridge and after five years was appointed to the Chair of Metabolic Medicine, later to the Chair of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine. He is Director of the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories and the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Co-Director of the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Scientific Director for the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, Honorary Consultant Physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, a Fellow of Pembroke College and an Associate Faculty Member of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

 He is a fellow of the Royal Society, a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA and an Honorary Member of the German Society for Internal Medicine. He was appointed Knight Bachelor in 2013. 

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Name Job title Email address
Prof Krishna Chatterjee Professor of Endocrinology
Prof Tim Cox Consultant Physician
Prof David Dunger Professor of Paediatrics
Dr Mark Evans University Lecturer (Clinical)
Prof I. Sadaf Farooqi Professor of Metabolism and Medicine
Dr Mark Gurnell University Senior Lecturer (Clinical)
Professor Roman Hovorka Director of Research
Dr David Savage Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow
Dr Robert Semple Reader in Endocrinology & Metabolism, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Physician
Dr Ken Poole Reader in Metabolic Bone Disease and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr Nadia Schoenmakers Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow
Prof Sir Stephen O’Rahilly Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine