Theme lead: Professor Sadaf Farooqi
Sadaf Farooqi is Professor of Metabolism and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
She is an internationally leading Clinician Scientist who has made seminal contributions to understanding the genetic and physiological mechanisms that underlie obesity and its complications.
The work of Sadaf Farooqi and her colleagues has fundamentally changed our understanding of how body weight is regulated. With colleagues, she discovered and characterised the first genetic disorders that cause severe childhood obesity and established that the principal driver of obesity in these conditions was a failure of the control of appetite.
Her work is often cited as an exemplar of how the translation of research into the mechanisms of disease can lead to patient benefit. Her research has informed the development of diagnostic tests and new treatments for people living with obesity. She has received a number of awards for her research. In 2021, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of her contribution to science.
Theme co-lead: Professor Nita Forouhi
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|Krishna Chatterjee FRS,
||Director, NIHR CCRC, Professor, Endocrinology Inherited thyroid firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Associate Professor, MRC Investigatoremail@example.com|
|Professor, Diabetic Medicine and PPIE champion Diabetesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
||Professor, Endocrine Physiology Peptidomicsemail@example.com|
|Simon Griffin||Professor, General Practice Diabetes prevention||ProfGP@medschl.cam.ac.uk|
|Mark Gurnell||Professor, Clinical Endocrinology, Training champion Molecular imaging and endocrine firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roman Hovorka||Professor, Metabolic Technology Artificial pancreas, diabetes email@example.com|
||Scientific Director of the NIHR BRC Metabolomics and Lipidomics Facility Nutritional firstname.lastname@example.org|
||MRC Investigator Diabetes and related molecular disorders in later life||Claudia.Langenberg@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk|
|Claire Meek||Investigator Gestational email@example.com
||Professor, Paediatric Endocrinology, Programme Leader and MRC Investigator Paediatric firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stephen O’Rahilly FRS
||Co-director, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Inherited metabolic email@example.com|
||Professor, Molecular Endocrinology, Chair of Molecular Endocrinology, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Childhood growth, firstname.lastname@example.org|
||HEFCE Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant in Metabolic Bone Disease and Rheumatology Bone email@example.com|
||Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow Lipodystrophiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
||Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow Thyroid email@example.com|
|Esther van Sluijs
||Programme Leader and MRC Investigator Behavioural epidemiology and interventions in young firstname.lastname@example.org|
||Professor, Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism, Associate Director of MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit Molecular mechanisms of energy balance and fatty liver email@example.com|
|Nick Wareham||Director, MRC Epidemiology Unit, Co-Director, IMS Diabetes aetiology, firstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Prof Krishna Chatterjee||Professor of Endocrinologyemail@example.com|
|Prof Tim Cox||Consultant Physicianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Mark Evans||Reader in Diabetic Medicineemail@example.com|
|Prof I. Sadaf Farooqi||Professor of Metabolism and Medicinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Professor Mark Gurnell||Professor of Clinical Endocrinologyemail@example.com|
|Professor Roman Hovorka||Professor of Metabolic Technologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Professor David Savage||Professor of Molecular Metabolismemail@example.com|
|Dr Ken Poole||Reader in Metabolic Bone Disease and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Nadia Schoenmakers||Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowemail@example.com|
|Prof Sir Stephen O’Rahilly||Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicinefirstname.lastname@example.org|