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Robert Semple

Robert Semple

Robert Semple is Professor of Translational Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, UK, a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, and Honorary Consultant at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He read Biochemistry and then Medicine at the University of Cambridge before internal medical posts in London. He returned to Cambridge for specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology, interrupted by doctoral studies with Prof Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, focussing on transcriptional regulation of adipose tissue metabolism. For the past 13 years his research has focussed on rare human disorders affecting insulin action and/or adipose tissue growth, with the aim of identifying novel acquired or genetic defects underlying insulin resistance and related conditions, both to accelerate diagnosis and treatment of affected patients, and to gain insights into disease mechanism.

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