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McKillop, Aine Professor

Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Academic and Professional Qualifications
- 2005: FIBMS, Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science
- 2005: Registered Practitioner, The Higher Education Academy
- 2003-2004: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Teaching, University of Ulster
- 1996: PhD Clinical Medicine, Queen’s University of Belfast
- 1993: MSc Biomedical Sciences with Distinction, University of Ulster
- 1992: BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, Liverpool John Moores University

Career History
- 2002 - present: Lecturer in Clinical and Endocrine Biochemistry, University of Ulster
- 1998 - 2002: Research Fellow, University of Ulster
- 1996 - 1998: Research Fellow, Queen’s University of Belfast

Teaching & Learning Activities

Subject Areas: Clinical Biochemistry, Nutritional Biochemistry, Immunology and Pathology

Brief profile

- BSc Hons and PhD from Queen’s University, Belfast and MSc from the University of Ulster. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen’s University, Belfast (1996-98) and the University of Ulster at Coleraine (1998-02) before taking up current appointment as Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Ulster in 2002. Patent holder and over 40 peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national and international conferences. Research interests and publications

- clinical biochemistry and diabetes proteomics
- cellular glucose handling and metabolism
- pancreatic beta-cell peptides and proteins
- mechanisms of insulin resistance and diabetes pathogenesis
- glycation of insulin and other key regulatory proteins
- structural and functional characterization of novel biomolecules
- insulin receptor dysfunction and novel treatments for diabetes.

Teaching interests
- Clinical and Nutritional Biochemistry and Pathology. Academic Coordinator for Teaching and Learning in the School of Biomedical Sciences.

McKillop, Aine Professor


Professor Aine McKillop
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute


Room Y131
School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Ulster
Coleraine campus
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

phone: +44 28 70123066

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