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Dr Anna Long

Dr Anna Long

Dr Anna Long
Mbiol(Bath), PhD(Bristol)

Research Associate

Area of research

Immunogenetic regulation of progression to type 1 diabetes

Diabetes and Metabolism,
Learning and Research, Second Floor BS10 5NB
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+44 (0) 117 32 38705

Summary

My research interests are prediction of type 1 diabetes through genetic and islet autoantibody markers. Currently my research focuses on a group of individuals with high risk of type 1 diabetes, based on presence of multiple islet autoantibodies, who have remained free from diabetes or progressed slowly to disease. These rare individuals may help inform strategies to delay or prevent progression to diabetes in other 'at risk' individuals.

Biography

Postdoctoral Researcher - Diabetes and Metabolism, Bristol University - 2015-2017 

Diabetes UK Moffat Traveling Fellowship

Working on the immunophenotype of regulation in individuals who progress slowly to type 1 diabetes

Traveling Fellow - Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, USA - 2013-2015

Diabetes UK Moffat Traveling Fellowship

Diabetes UK-Fulbright Scholar Award

European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes Albert Renold Award

Learning techniques to study the immune system of individuals who progress slowly to type 1 diabetes, specifically CD4+ T-cell suppression assays and RNA seq transcriptome analysis

Research Assistant - Diabetes and Metabolism, Bristol University - 2012-2013

Working towards an international collaboration to study slow progression to type 1 diabetes 

PhD Student Diabetes and Metabolism, Bristol University - 2008-2012

Rising incidence of type 1 diabetes; the changing roles of genes and autoantibodies in an evolving environment

Research Technician - Diabetes and Metabolism, Bristol University - 2006-2008

Measuring islet autoantibodies, used for prediction of type 1 diabetes, for international studies

Undergraduate Masters in Biology - University of Bath - 2002-2006

Included a year working at the Medical Research Council (Harwell) researching animal models of insulin resistance

 

Activities / Findings

My research interests are prediction of type 1 diabetes through genetic and islet autoantibody markers. Currently my research focuses on a group of individuals with high risk of type 1 diabetes, based on presence of multiple islet autoantibodies, who have remained free from diabetes or progressed slowly to disease. These rare individuals may help inform strategies to delay or prevent progression to diabetes in other 'at risk' individuals. 

Teaching

Helping to co-ordinatingone of the modules for an intercalated BSc course in health sciences for medical, veterinary, and dental students. This involved finding researchers able to deliver lectures on a range of research techniques, room booking, tutoring a small number of students, designing and compiling examination questions, and delivering a lecture on “risk factors for type 1 diabetes”.

Memberships

Organisations

Bristol Medical School (THS)

Academic staff

Support staff

Research groupings

Recent publications

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