Organization profile

Organisation profile

Led by Professor Ian Megson, the mission of the division is to undertake world class research into the causes and treatment of diabetes and the cardiovascular diseases that the condition precipitates. The department also undertakes a range of contract research to support commercial entities of any size.  The department includes three different research groups that are engaged in fundamental aspects of disease development, progression and treatment.

Division of Biomedical Sciences

Diabetes Cardiovascular studies Genetics; Lipidomics (fats, cell membrane, energy storage, vitamin transfer); Antioxidants; Oxidative stress; Nitric oxide


Mass spectrometry; Chemical compound research; Lipid (fatty acid) role/makeup; Protein and Amino acid synthesis; Molecular structure


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    Janet Adamson

    Person: Academic Research Active

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    Daniel Crabtree

    Person: Academic Research Active



    Research Output

    A proteomic signature for CNS adaptations to the valence of environmental stimulation

    Shaw, A., Arnold, L. D., Privitera, L., Whitfield, P. D., Doherty, M. K. & Morè, L., 6 Apr 2020, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 383, p. 112515 112515.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Attack of the Subclones: Accurate Detection of Mutational Heterogeneity in Bulk DNA from Tumors

    Rodgers, C. B., Broit, N., Johansson, P. A. & Pritchard, A. L., 1 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 140, 8, p. 1501-1503 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  • Bile and urine peptide marker profiles: access keys to molecular pathways and biological processes in cholangiocarcinoma

    Voigtländer, T., Metzger, J., Husi, H., Kirstein, M. M., Pejchinovski, M., Latosinska, A., Frantzi, M., Mullen, W., Book, T., Mischak, H. & Manns, M. P., 3 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Biomedical Science. 27, 13, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)


    PraxisAuril 2019 Knowledge Exchange (KE) Deal of the Year (finalist)

    Wei, Jun (Recipient) & Giangreco, Adam (Recipient), 28 May 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • SCDI Highlands and Islands Enterprise Award for Excellence in Research and Innovation

    Megson, Ian (Recipient) & Giangreco, Adam (Recipient), Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    External MRes examiner

    Daniel Crabtree (Examiner)

    11 Mar 2020

    Activity: Examination

    External PhD examiner

    Daniel Crabtree (Examiner)

    6 Dec 2019

    Activity: Examination

    Women in STEM panel

    Antonia Pritchard (Speaker)

    3 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Student theses

    The impact of antipsychotic drugs on the expression of genes associated with obesity

    Author: Mustard, C., 31 Jul 2016

    Supervisor: Wei, J. (Supervisor), Megson, I. (Supervisor), Whitfield, P. D. (Supervisor) & Bermano, G. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)


    Nanotoxicity of oxide-derived engineered nanomaterials: impact on cell viability and function, with conventional assays and evaluation of novel eicosanoid profiling

    Author: Garrison, E., 1 Nov 2016

    Supervisor: Megson, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)


    Determining the Rates of Protein Synthesis in the Zebrafish Heart in Response to Chronic Unpredictable Stress

    Author: Geary, B., 31 Jul 2016

    Supervisor: Doherty, M. (Supervisor), Whitfield, P. D. (Supervisor), Young, I. S. (External person) (Supervisor) & Cash, P. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)