Diabetes and Metabolism
We are a dynamic research group focused on the causes and prediction of type 1 diabetes in children and adults. Improved prediction of diabetes has been a major achievement in our research and we provide state-of-the-art tests for autoantibodies.
We have many ongoing research projects, including
- the Bart’s Oxford (BOX) Family study, the largest family study in the world which has been recruiting in the Oxford region of the UK since 1985
- studies of progression rate to type 1 diabetes
- the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection in people with diabetes
- a focus on why individuals with type 1 diabetes also develop other forms of autoimmunity
- understanding why children with Down syndrome are at increased risk of autoimmunity
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.
photos taken by Tom Farmer
Head of Group
Professor Kathleen Gillespie
Professor of Molecular Medicine
Tel +44(0)117 414 8058
Learning and Research
Bristol BS10 5NB