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

Lipodomincs

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

  

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    Profiles

    Photo of Janet Adamson

    Janet Adamson

    Person: Academic Research Active

    19972019
    Photo of James Cobley
    20132020
    Photo of Daniel Crabtree

    Daniel Crabtree

    Person: Academic Research Active

    20092020

    Projects

    Research Output

    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
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  • Lipidomics analysis of juveniles' blue mussels (Mytilus edulis L. 1758), a key economic and ecological species

    Laudicella, V. A., Beveridge, C., Carboni, S., Franco, S. C., Doherty, M. K., Long, N., Mitchell, E., Stanley, M. S., Whitfield, P. D. & Hughes, A. D., 21 Feb 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 2, e0223031.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
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    Longitudinal study of the relationship between patients' medication adherence and quality of life outcomes and illness perceptions and beliefs about cardiac rehabilitation

    Thomson, P., Rushworth, G., Andreis, F., Angus, N. J., Mohan, A. R. M. & Leslie, S. J., 11 Feb 2020, In : BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 20, 1, p. 71 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Millburn Academy visit

    Daniel Crabtree (Member), Kirsty Hickson (Member)
    27 Aug 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    RSE@Inverness Colours of Art and Science

    Kasia Goszcz (Presenter)
    16 Mar 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Women in STEM panel

    Antonia Pritchard (Speaker)
    3 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Colleagues pledge to continue UHI researcher's work

    Antonia Pritchard

    12/01/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    University of the Highlands and Islands in top university list

    Mary Doherty

    24/09/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Nanotechnology professor appointed at university

    Ian Megson

    18/07/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    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. (Supervisor)

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

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    Role and mechanism of action of the anthocyanin, delphinidin, in protecting endothelial cells against oxidative stress

    Author: Goszcz, K., 31 Jul 2016

    Supervisor: Megson, I. (Supervisor), Stewart, D. (Supervisor) & Duthie, G. (Supervisor)

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

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    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)

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