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O’Harte, Finbarr Professor

Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism

Academic and Professional Qualifications
- 2003: Member of Institute of Learning and Teaching (ILT)
- 1989: PhD Veterinary Science, Queen’s University of Belfast
- 1986: BSc Hons Biochemistry, Queen’s University of Belfast

Career History
- 2005 - present:Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Ulster
- 1995 - 2000: Lecturer in Nutrition & Metabolism, University of Ulster
- 1993 - 1995: Research Officer, University of Ulster
- 1992 - 1993: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College, Cork
- 1989 - 1991: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA

Teaching & Learning Activities

Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Analytical Chemistry

Brief profile

- BSc Hons and PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. Research Fellow at Creighton University, Omaha, USA (1989-91), University College Cork (1992-93) and University of Ulster (1993-95) before taking up an academic appointment at the University of Ulster in 1995. Promoted to Reader in 2000 and Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2005. Patent holder and academic co-founder of Diabetica Limted, a UU start-up company focused on innovative diabetes therapeutics. Over 180 peer-reviewed publications with many presentations at national and international conferences and was recipient of the Nordisk Medal of the Irish Endocrine Society (2005). Research interests

- structurally modified peptides in therapy and drug development
- role of regulatory peptides in control of feeding and obesity
- incretin hormone analogues in diabetes therapy
- structure-function activity of peptides
- hormone receptor modelling and NMR
- glucagon receptor antagonists in diabetes therapy

Teaching interests

- Diabetes Metabolism and Therapeutics, Hormone Action and Endocrinology.

O’Harte, Finbarr Professor


Professor Finbarr O'Harte
Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute


Room Y127
School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Ulster
Coleraine campus
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

phone: +44 28 70124853

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