Diabetes and Metabolism
We are a dynamic group of scientists, clinicians, nurses, technicians, study administrators and clinical trialists. Our research is focused on the causes, prediction and ultimate prevention of childhood type 1 diabetes. Improved prediction of diabetes has been a major achievement in our research.
We have many ongoing research projects, including the largest family study in the world which has been recruiting in the Oxford region of the UK for more than 20 years.
The major questions we are addressing in our research are:
- Why and how does type 1 diabetes develop?
- Can we predict type 1 diabetes?
- Can we prevent type 1 diabetes?
We have a strong commitment to collaborating with diabetes specialists and research groups worldwide, in order to achieve our goal of preventing type 1 diabetes in the future.
An islet from a healthy individual: insulin producing beta cells (stained in green).
An islet from an individual with type 1 diabetes: only a few insulin producing cells remain (stained in green).
Head of Group
Dr Kathleen Gillespie
Reader in Molecular Medicine
Tel +44(0)117 41 47899
Learning and Research
Bristol BS10 5NB