News

  • Oct 10, 2019: A GW4 PhD studentship is available in the lab. We WELCOME applicants from ALL disciplines including Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Bioinformatics or Biomedicine. Details please see: https://bit.ly/2ppsM3C

  • Sep 25, 2019: Roanne has won the “Best Oral Presentation” Award at the European meeting on Comelment in human disease in Madrid. Congratulations!

  • July 01, 2019: Dr Zhou is now an Associate Theme Leader of Immunology, Infection and Inflammation in our College.

  • June 23, 2019: Welcome to Kayla Chan from School of Computer Science. She will do her master thesis in developing a webtool for lipidomic analysis.

  • June 20, 2019: In collaboration with researchers in mathematics and computer science, we worked on tackling healthcare challenges from industry using AI as highlighted in the University News.

  • June 18, 2019: Wellcome Adrian Chau joining the lab. He has recently been awarded a Wellcome Inspire Vacation Studentship to do his summer intern in the lab.

  • May 1, 2019: Dr. Zhou is invited to give a lecture at the Endocrinology, Nutrition & Metabolism & Cardiovascular seminar at the Southampton General Hospital (University of Southampton) on 25th June 2019.

  • Apr. 1, 2019: Dr. Zhou is invited to give a talk at the University of Edinburgh/Centre for Inflammation Research Seminar programme on May 17, 2019.

  • Feb 2019: Dr. Zhou is now an editor of Frontiers in Pharmacology and Frontiers in Genetics for a topic: “Gene Variation and Drug Efficacy in the Field of NAFLD or NASH”.

  • Jan. 22, 2019: Through collaboration with Dr. Gong at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, our circular RNA screening workflow is published in Cell Death & Disease!

  • Dec. 2018: Our collaborative paper in Diabete Care has been commented in the New York Times!

  • Oct. 2018: Nick was selected to give an oral presentation in the I&I annual meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium. The only medical student was selected. Congratulaions!

  • Sep. 2018: Our paper titled “Hepatic ceramides dissociate steatosis and insulin resistance in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease” has been featured as a highly cited paper by the Essential Science Indicators (ESI). Its citations ranked top 1% of the academic field of Clinical Medicine.

  • June 21, 2018: Through collaboration with Prof. Yki-Jarvinen at the University of Helsinki, our paper titled “Saturated fat is more metabolically harmful for the human liver than unsaturated fat or simple sugars” is accepted in Diabete Care!

  • Sep 2018: David has been awarded an intercalation offer to study in Imperial. Congratulations!

  • June 2018: We have been granted DIRI Seedcorn Fund.

  • Apr. 2018: Dr. Zhou is selected as the chair of the British Society for Immunology South Wales Group

  • Oct. 2017: We have won the Immune Homeostasis Innovation Funding Award by Cancer Research UK and Arthritis Research UK

  • July 18-20, 2017: Dr. Zhou attended the Immune Homeostasis Innovation Workshop co-organised by Cancer Research UK and Arthritis Research UK.

  • June 6 2017: Dr. Zhou gave a talk at the “Data Challenges in Systems Immunology” seminar.

  • May 2017: Our paper on IL-9 and liver fibrosis has been recommended by Faculty of 1000 with ★★ as “New Finding” and “Novel Drug Target” and “Elegant study”!

  • Mar. 2017: Our paper on hepatic ceramides has been featured in Faculty of 1000!

  • Dec. 2016: Our novel “omics” approach for diagnosis of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis has been highlighted on Daily Express,Cardiff Star, New Atlas, Bioanalysis-zone, Associació Catalana de Malalts d’Hepatitis, Cardiff University News etc!

  • Oct. 2016: Our paper on using lipidomics, metabolomics and genetics for diagnosis of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis has been published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology!

  • June 2016: Our paper on the lipidomic analysis of ceramides in liver biopsies has been published in Journal of Hepatology!

  • Mar. 2016: Our paper on the role of IL-9 in liver fibrosis has been published in Scientific Reports!