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Kate Tedford

Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Site directed delivery of bioactive small molecules. Optimising the colonisation resistance barrier in the gut

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1990 …2020

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Area of academic expertise - outline

 

Prof Tedford's research concentrates on the effect of colonic propionate on appetite regulation, body weight and insulin sensitivity. Obesity and its associated diseases, including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and certain cancers, are major public health challenges for the 21st century. The objective of her research is to identify an intervention that decreases appetite, prevents weight gain and reduces insulin resistance, and which is applicable at a public health level. Catriona also has interests in the development of novel tracers for characterisation of colon bacterial metabolism and novel biomarkers of the nitrosation potential of the GI tract.

 

Current research activities

Effect of small molecules on gut metabolism, controlling obesity and CDifficile infection

Desired research direction

 

Biosensors, nutritional biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry

 

Target collaborative companies

Nutrition, food and drink companies, sensor technology companies

 

Current teaching activities and interests

Analytical techniques, biological chemistry, forensic investigation, molecular recognition, drug metabolism and behaviour, forensic biology, stereochemistry, asymmetric synthesis

External positions

External Verifier, Scottish Qualifications Agency

2009 → …

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • Biosensors, nutritional biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry

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