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The Endocrine Post

The latest articles from the official Society for Endocrinology blog.

Meet the Endocrinologist: Dr Giles Yeo, expert in molecular control of energy balance in the brain

Giles Yeo is a Principal Research Associate in the Metabolic Research Laboratories at the University of Cambridge, Director of Genomics/Transcriptomics for the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, and a convenor of the Society’s Neuroendocrinology Endocrine Network.… More

Meet Dr Ali Abbara, neuroendocrinology expert and Society Media Ambassador

Dr Ali Abbara is Senior Clinical Lecturer in Endocrinology at Imperial College London. His work, mainly in the field of reproductive neuroendocrinology, focuses on studying the potential of kisspeptin in IVF treatment. Dr Abbara is also a Society Media Ambassador, and regularly helps national and international journalists to accurately frame their hormone-related stories in the media. In this interview, Dr Abbara tells us more about his research, career, and role as Media Ambassador.

Meet the Endocrinologist: Dr Barbara McGowan, expert in obesity and bariatric surgery

Barbara McGowan is a consultant in diabetes and endocrinology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London, and a convenor of the Society’s Metabolic and Obesity Endocrine Network. Dr McGowan leads the obesity bariatric service at… More

Meet the Endocrinologist: Prof Kevin Murphy, expert in central control of metabolism

Kevin Murphy is Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism at Imperial College London and a convenor of the Society’s Metabolic and Obesity Endocrine Network. His research focuses on the role of the hypothalamus in the control… More

Meet the Endocrinologist: Dr Scott MacKenzie, expert in adrenocortical biology

Scott MacKenzie is a lecturer at the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Dr MacKenzie’s research focuses on adrenocortical production of the steroid hormones, aldosterone and cortisol, and investigates how… More

Meet the Endocrinologist: Professor Franks, expert in reproductive biology and medicine

Stephen Franks is Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at Imperial College Faculty of Medicine and Consultant Endocrinologist at St Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals, London. Prof Franks’ clinical and laboratory research focuses on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, with… More

Meet the Endocrinologist: Professor Thakker, endocrine neoplasia expert

Rajesh Thakker specializes in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 1 (MEN1) and neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). He tells us about his career, the state of the endocrine neoplasia field, and his role as Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes Network Convenor.

The conference that stirred my scientific passions (and got me a cool mug!)

Do you remember how you felt the first time you went to a scientific conference? Matthew Sinton, PhD student in Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh attended his first ever scientific conference, SfE BES, in November 2017. Read how the experience saw him equipped with a sense of purpose, and a taster of what the endocrinology community can do for his career (and could do for yours too, if you’re an SfE BES newbie!).

Meet the Endocrinologist: Dr Nigel Page, scientist, teacher and endocrinology champion

Meet Dr Nigel Page, Director of Learning and Teaching at the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry, Kingston University London. Nigel also dedicates his time to promoting endocrinology, both within his school as a Society Endocrine Ambassador, and outside as a Public Engagement Committee member.