Regulation in Metabolism GroupThe Regulation in Metabolism Group exists to organize meetings which promote a better understanding of the regulation and control of biological processes at the biochemical level. This encompasses diverse areas such as nutrient utilsation and energy conversions, cell signalling in health and disease and cell and protein structure and function. As such our aims overlap with numerous other interest groups within the Society which is reflected in the number of colloquia which we organize jointly with these other committees. From time to time we also hold symposia with other societies such as The Nutrition Society and The Physiological Society.
Committee and AGM
Metabolic Complexity and Channelling Colloquium - Dedicated to the Memory of Paul Srere York 2001- Contact Patti.A.Quant@btinternet.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fatty Acid Oxidation & Ketone Body Metabolism Host Colloquium - Dedicated to the Memory of Dr Derek Williamson Sussex 19-21 December 2000 with Pre-doctoral Meeting, 18 December. Details about Publication of the Proceedings of this meeting.
Organisms, Organs, Cells and Organelles: in vivo and in vitro experimental systems (Joint with Molecular Enzymology Group) Cork 7th-9th September 1999
Phospholipids: regulators of membrane traffic and signalling (Joint with Membrane Group) Glasgow 7th-9th April 1999
Endocrine Control of Perinatal Programming in Health and Disease (Joint with Hormone Group) Leicester 22nd-23rd September 1998
Modelling Metabolism (Joint with Education Group) Leicester 22nd-23rd September 1998
Pre- and post-partum nutrition and metabolism colloquium (joint with The Nutrition Society) Host Colloquium for the Biochemical Society, Reading 15th-17th December 1997Dr Phillip Hawkins is a Lecturer at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. His research interests include: intracellular signalling pathways in mammalian cells; inositol phospholipids, inositol phosphates and the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (P13K) signalling pathway. The Babraham Institute, Babraham, Cambridge, CB2 4AT. Tel: 01223 496598 Fax: 01223 496043 E-mail: Phillip.Hawkins@bbsrc.ac.uk
Dr David Tosh is a Lecturer in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Bath. His research interests are currently centred on elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying pancreas and liver development. School of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, Telephone: +44 1225 826532FAX: +44 1225 826449 or 826779 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr Mike Titheradge is Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex. His research interests are : Regulation of hepatic carbohydrate metabolism; liver metabolism in septic shock; nitric oxide and the liver. School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG. Tel. 01273 678742, Fax 01273 678433. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Simon Eaton is a Non-Clinical Lecturer in the Unit of Paediatric Surgery, Institute of Child Health, London. His research interests are: intramitochondrial control of beta-oxidation, development of beta-oxidation, and oxidative metabolism in neonatal sepsis. Institute of Child Health, University College, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH. Telephone : +44 (0)20 79052158 Fax: +44 (0)20 7404 6181 E-mail: email@example.com
Dr Victor Zammit is Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Hannah Research Institute, Ayr, Scotland. His Research Aims are: elucidation of the mechanisms through which the liver contributes different substrates for utilisation by peripheral tissues, including the partitioning of fatty acids between oxidation to ketone bodies and acylglyceride synthesis, and the involvement of different signal transduction systems in the control of these and the cholesterogenic pathway. Hannah Research Institute, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 5HL. Telephone +44 1292 674058, Fax +44 1292 674004 E-mail: ZammitV@hri.sari.ac.uk
Prof. John Harwood is Head of the Environmental Biochemistry and Microbiology research group at the University of Cardiff. John Harwood has research interests on the regulation of metabolism of acyl lipids. These interests concentrate on plant lipids, especially the role of the environment in changing metabolism. However, environmental factors such as temperature, xenobiotics and heavy metals are being investigated in relation to other organisms. Medical topics include lung surfactant and infammatory responses. Regulation is being studied by flux control analysis of whole systems, at the enzyme level and in relation to changed gene expression. Cardiff School of Biosciences, PreClinical Building, Cardiff University, PO Box 911, Cardiff, Wales, CF1 3US. Telephone : +44 1222 874108, Fax: + 44 1222 874116 E-mail: Harwood@cf.ac.uk
Dr Brendan Leighton is a Team Leader in the CardioVascular & GastroIntestinal Discovery Department at AstraZeneca. His research interests include: understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of insulin resistance in skeletal muscle; the role of nitric oxide/cGMP in regulating carbohydrate metabolism in muscle; in vivo analysis of mechanisms of action of drugs that lower blood glucose concentrations. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, 3S36, Mereside, Macclesfield, SK10 4TG, Telephone: +44 1625 515766 Fax: +44 1265 517738 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor David Fell is Deputy Head of the School of Biological and Molecular Sciences at Oxford Brookes University. The unifying theme in his research is the attempt to understand the general principles governing the organization, regulation and control of metabolism. This involves the development and application of suitable theoretical tools: metabolic control analysis, computer simulation and other forms of algebraic and numerical analysis. Potential applications are the rational design of changes in metabolism (metabolic engineering) and improved understanding of how hormonal and environmental signals can cause large changes in specific metabolic processes with minimal other disruption to the cell. He is author of "Understanding the Control of Metabolism" published by Portland Press. School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0BP Telephone +44 (0)1865 483247 Fax: +44 (0)1865 484017
Dr. A. Jennifer Rivett is Reader in Biochemistry
in the Department of Biochemistry, Univeristy of Bristol. Her research
interests centre on proteasomes. Proteasomes are the major nonlysosomal
proteolytic machinery of eukaryotic cells. They are found in the nucleus
and in the cytoplasm and play a key role in the degradation of regulatory
proteins (including cyclins and transcription factors). Department
of Biochemistry, Univeristy of Bristol., University Walk, Bristol,
BS8 1TD Tel: (0117) 928 8929 E-mail: email@example.com
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