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The Oxford Metabolic Health initiative is a network of researchers and clinicians from over 50 groups spanning around 15 departments. The groups are located largely within the Medical Sciences Division but also include those in the MPLS division and from MRC Harwell.

Research areas

The major research themes within OMH are:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Islet biology
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular biology and metabolism
  • Adipose tissue biology
  • Liver biology and metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Metabolic processes
  • Immunometabolism
  • Cancer metabolism

Researchers use a wide range of tools and approaches to investigate these areas, from metabolic profiling to genetics to MRI. There is a strong translational focus, with groups actively participating in intervention studies, development of diagnostics and therapies, and clinical trials. The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre supports some of this clinical work.