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Flatt, Peter Professor

Professor of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Academic and Professional Qualifications
- 1974: BSc (First Class Honours) Biology / Chemistry, Aston University
- 1977: PhD in Diabetes Research, Aston University

Career History
- 1989 - present: Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster
- 1980 - 1984: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey
- 1978 - 1979: Research Fellow, University of Uppsala

Teaching & Learning Activities
- Physiology

Research interests
- Insulin secretion
- pancreatic islet cell function and demise
- antidiabetic drugs
- gene therapy
- brain and gut peptides
- glucose homeostasis
- insulinoma and obesity

Brief profile BSc Hons and PhD from Aston University. Research Fellow at the University of Uppsala, Sweden (1978-80) before taking up an academic appointment at Surrey University in 1980 and current position as Professor of Biomedical Sciences in 1989. Professor Flatt is Head of the Diabetes Research Group, having served as Director of Biomedical Sciences Research Centre (1992-94) and Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences (1994-97).

Professor Flatt is author of over 400 full scientific peer-reviewed papers on various aspects of diabetes and editor of 4 major diabetes research texts including New Antidiabetic Drugs (Smith-Gordon, 1990) and Nutrient Regulation of Insulin Secretion (Portland Press, 1992).

He is founding Chairman (1991-) of the Islet Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Member of the EASD Council (1997-01), Scientific Secretary and Committee Member of Diabetes UK (1991-97; 2001-04) and member of the Grants Review Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Federation International (1996-99).

Recipient: Mary Jane Kugal Award (1999) of Juvenile Diabetes Federation International, Biochemical Society Medal (2005), elected to membership of Royal Irish Academy (2006), University of Ulster Distinguished Senior Research Fellowship (2006) and Diabetes UK Dorothy Hodgkin Award Lecturer (2008). Patent holder, academic co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer/Director of Diabetica Ltd.

Flatt, Peter Professor


Professor Peter Flatt
Professor of Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute


Room Y128
School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Ulster
Coleraine campus
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

phone: +44 28 70124419

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