Exeter research widely represented at National Diabetes Conference

Exeter research widely represented at National Diabetes Conference

Earlier this month a large contingent of diabetes researchers from the Exeter Medical School and the RD+E hospital attended the Annual Professional Conference of Diabetes UK in Manchester. The conference was as usual a great event to hear about all the diabetes research that is going on across the UK. This ranged from clinical, diet, exercise and scientific research.

The work happening in Exeter was well represented. Professor Noel Morgan delivered the highly acclaimed 'Dorothy Hodgkin' lecture, where he described the work his group are doing looking to see if there is a link between viral infection and type 1 diabetes onset. For more details see the press release: http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/news/articles/diabetesexpertwinstopinte.html

Professor Andrew Hattersley chaired a session titled 'Celebrating research: legacies and future leaders' in which two of the six speakers were from Exeter. Pamela Bowman and Richard Oram both spoke about their career paths and how funding from Diabetes UK has been essential for supporting their work.