GREat Talks Medway: Ageing, Obesity and Metabolism

The University of Greenwich Engineering and Science Faculty present...

GREat Talks Medway: Ageing, Obesity and Metabolism

The human body is a complex environment with thousands of different molecules, such as sugars, fats and amino acids created and processed both by human enzymes and by enzymes from the bacteria in our guts. These metabolite molecules are critical to our health. Analysis of the metabolite molecules in body fluids by advanced spectroscopic techniques used at the University of Greenwich can help us understand how our bodies work, help diagnose diseases and also enable us to predict what will happen to us in the future. This talk will cover how we have analysed metabolites from humans, mice and worms to help understand metabolism and ageing, and in the course of doing so, how we discovered a molecule that we hope will help to treat obesity.

Jeremy Everett is the Professor of Pharmaceutical Technologies at the University of Greenwich UK and Visiting Professor in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College. Jeremy conducts research in metabonomics/metabolomics and pharmaco-metabonomics. He is a co-discoverer of pharmacometabonomics in animals and humans, which is the prediction of drug effects prior to dosing via analysis of pre-dose metabolic profiles and is a co-inventor on granted patents in this area. His current work is focused on genotype - metabotype correlations in the areas of obesity and ageing and he is a co-inventor on a recently filed patent on an anti-obesity agent. Jeremy received both his BSc and PhD in chemistry from Nottingham University, UK. He did post-doctoral studies at McMaster University and at McGill University in Canada. Jeremy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist, a Member of the American Chemical Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is an author or co-author on over 100 peer-reviewed publications and patents, with over 4,900 citations to date and an h-index of 31. He has delivered over 60 invited lectures.

The GREat Talks at Medway will be delivered online via Zoom. Details will be emailed to those registered to attend here: GREat Talks Medway: Ageing, Obesity and Metabolism Tickets, Wed 14 Apr 2021 at 18:00 | Eventbrite

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14th April, 2021