Research Area III covers the broad areas of mitochondria, membrane transport, metabolic pathways and networks, photosynthesis, free radicals, microbial bioenergetics and metabolism, electron transfer proteins, metabolism and metabolic diseases and metals in biology.

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Nicholas Morton (Chair)

University of Edinburgh, UK

Keywords: obesity; diabetes; genetics of metabolic disease; mitochondrial function in metabolic disease; energy balance; cellular energetics; whole animal energetics; whole animal metabolism; nutrient homeostasis; pre-clinical

Charareh Pourzand (Vice Chair)

University of Bath, UK

Keywords: Metals in Biology , UVA Photobiology, Chemical Biology, Iron sensors/chelators, Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress, Cell Death and Injury, Aging, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Molecular Bases of Health and Disease, Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Photo-activated drugs

Animesh Acharjee
University of Birmingham, UK

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Omics, Systems Biology & Networks

Sara Anjomani-Virmouni
Brunel University London, UK

Keywords: Neurodegeneration, Ataxia, Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics, Cell Biology, Cellular Signalling, Mitochondrial Function, Metabolism, Oxidative Stress, Transgenic Mouse Models

Ulrike Bechtold

University of Essex, UK

Keywords: Plant metabolism, Plant biochemistry, Post translational modifications, Environmental stress

Jamie Blaza

University of York, UK

Keywords: Biophysics, Structural Biology, Bioenergetics, Enzymology, Metabolism, Microbiology, Biochemical techniques & resources, Biotechnology, Instrumentation & Devices, Cell Membranes, Excitation & Transport

Elizabete Carmo-Silva

Lancaster University, UK

Keywords: Metabolism, Photosynthesis, Enzymology, Molecular interactions, Protein Engineering, Synthetic Biology

Lars Jeuken

University of Leeds, UK

bacterial respiratory chains, membrane proteins, electron transfer, nitrate metabolism, proton transport


Kei Sakamoto

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Keywords: Type2 diabetes; energy balance; glucose and carbohydrate metabolism; skeletal muscle physiology; cellular signalling; AMP-activated protein kinase


Gyorgy Szabadkai

University College London, UK

Keywords: Bioenergetics, Metabolism, Signalling, Gene Expression & Regulation, Bioinformatics, Cancer, Diagnostics & Biomarkers