Metabolism, Obesity, and Diabetes

Metabolism, Obesity, and Diabetes

Lipid droplets in zebrafish

Image of adipose in zebrafish: Minchin laboratory

The Metabolism Obesity and Diabetes Theme at the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, QMRI brings together clinical and basic scientists with an interest in the physiology and pathophysiology of metabolic processes relevant to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Our research covers developmental processes (e.g. in utero effects), genetics and epigenetics, mature cell function and pathogenesis (e.g. Inflammation), through to regeneration and transplant of organs that are central to metabolic homeostasis: adipose (visceral, marrow, brown), liver, heart, kidney, pancreatic islets and lymphoid tissue. The aim of the Metabolism Obesity and Diabetes Theme is to act as a forum for cross-disciplinary collaborations aimed at understanding and ultimately treating cardiometabolic diseases.