The Royal Academy of Medicine of the Pricipado de Asturias has awarded Prof. Toni Vidal Puig the 2015 Hippocrates International Award for research in human nutrition. This prize is awarded to scientists dedicated to pursuing research questions in the areas of human nutrition and metabolism. The prize panel recognized the TVP lab’s contributions to unravelling […]
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In collaboration with the Teleman lab (Heidelberg) the Vidal-Puig laboratory has identified a mechanism where by production of stearate by the enzyme Elovl6 is necessary to maintain appropriate mitochondrial function. Cells grown in media lacking stearate exhibited low mitochondrial respiration and fragmented mitochondria. Stearate acts to prevent mitochondrial fragmentation by blocking Transferrin receptor 1 activity […]
To date, ten projects have been awarded funding, including that of Dr David Savage at the Metabolic Research Laboratories. A year of collaborative projects involving Cambridge and a consortium of Paris-based universities proves the potential of international partnerships.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge Biomedical Campus recently hosted the 2nd EAS Advanced Course in Cardiometabolic Phenotyping in Rodents. This 3-day course combines the state of the art facilities and expertise within the Disease Model Core at the WellcomeTrust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science and the BHF Cardiovascular Centre. By integrating the expertise of these […]