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Prof Graham Kemp MA DM DSc (Oxf) FRCPath FHEA FRSB CSci

Professor of Metabolic and Physiological Imaging Musculoskeletal Biology II

    Biography

    Personal Statement

    I am an Essex-born, Oxford-trained clinical academic with a professional background in chemical pathology. I have held academic posts at the Universities of Sheffield, Oxford and Liverpool.

    My main research expertise is in human physiology and biochemistry in vivo studied by noninvasive means, notably magnetic resonance methods. I have published about 300 papers in this area (h-index 48 Scopus, ORCID ID 0000-0002-8324-9666). My contribution to research was recognised by the award of Doctor of Science from the University of Oxford in 2016.

    At the University of Liverpool I am Professor of Metabolic and Physiological Imaging in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease and the MRC – Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA). I am the Head of the Department of Musculoskeletal Biology II, and the Director of the Liverpool Magnetic Resonance Imaging Centre (LiMRIC), a Shared Research Facility of the Technology Directorate of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. I chair the Central University Research Ethics Committee for Physical Interventions and the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences Research Ethics Committee (Human Participants, Tissues and Databases). I am a Management Board Member and Liverpool Lead |for the Discovery Medicine North Leeds-Liverpool-Newcastle-Sheffield MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DiMeN).

    I am an Honorary Consultant in Chemical Pathology at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Invited lecture: MRS studies of skeletal muscle: bioenergetics and triglyceride. (Invitation to Speak, Centre for Imaging Sciences, University of Manchester 2014)
    • Invited lecture: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy as a tool to quantify muscle metabolism in vivo (Invitation to Speak, A*STAR Singapore Bioimaging Consortium and Singapore Clinical Imaging Research Centre 2013)
    • Invited lecture: Measuring human muscle mitochondrial capacity’ in vivo (Invitation to Speak, Laboratory of Physiology, Kobe University, Japan; 2013)
    • Invited lecture: Determination of skeletal muscle mitochondrial function by NMR techniques (Invitation to Speak, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen 2013)
    • Invited lecture: Measuring human muscle mitochondrial capacity’ in vivo (Invitation to Speak, Body & Mind Integrated Sports Science (BAMIS) Center, University of Tsukuba, Japan 2013)
    • Invited lecture: The systems physiology of exercise (Invitation to Speak, Association for Science Education 2012)
    • Invited lecture: MR spectroscopy approaches to quantifying muscle metabolism in vivo (Invitation to Speak, British Chapter, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012)
    • Invited lecture:Analysis of 31P MRS kinetics and muscle mitochondrial function (Invitation to Speak, Eindhoven Technical University 2010)
    • Invited lecture:Analysis of 31P MRS kinetics and muscle mitochondrial function (Invitation to Speak, University of Leeds 2010)
    • Breakfast Workshop: Muscle mitochondrial dysfunction and its relevance (Invitation to Speak, Association for Clinical Biochemistry 2009)
    • Invited lecture: Mitochondrial dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes: what's the evidence? (Invitation to Speak, 6th Annual Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho meeting, Arnhem, The Netherlands 2007)
    • Invited lecture: Mitochondrial dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes: what's the evidence? (Invitation to Speak, Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands 2007)
    • Invited lecture: 31P MRS: its strengths and limitations as a tool to study muscle energy metabolism (Invitation to Speak, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex 2007)
    • Invited lecture: Problems of assessing mitochondrial function in vivo using MRS methods (Invitation to Speak, Centre of Exellence for Magnetic Resonance, Institute for Medical Physics, Medical University of Vienna, 2007)
    • Invited lecture: What can MRS can tell us about muscle metabolism? (Invitation to Speak, Research Institute of Membrane and Systems Biology, University of Leeds 2006)
    • Invited lecture: What can MRS can tell us about muscle metabolism? (Invitation to Speak, School of Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2006)
    • Invited lecture: What can MRS can tell us about muscle metabolism, and why might we want to know? (Invitation to Speak, Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter 2005)
    • Invited lecture: Mathematical modelling of oxygen/use relationships in muscle in vivo (Invitation to Speak, International workshop on Investigation of Human Muscle Function in Vivo, Vanderbilt University, US 2005)
    • Invited lecture: Principles of metabolic regulation in muscle (Invitation to Speak, Symposium on Computational Modeling of Cardiac Energetics, Oxfordshire 2005)
    • Invited lecture: Muscle wasting and metabolic abnormalities in haemodialysed patients (Invitation to Speak, Second International Conference on Biomedical Spectroscopy 2003)
    • Invited lecture: Muscle oxygenation & ATP turnover when blood flow is impaired by vascular disease (Invitation to Speak, First International Conference on Biomedical Spectroscopy: 2002)
    • Invited lecture: Muscle metabolism and MRS (Invitation to Speak, Institute for Medical Physics, University of Vienna 2002)
    • Invited lecture: Studying muscle metabolism and its regulation in vivo using 31P MRS (Invitation to Speak, Institute for Medical Physics, University of Vienna 2001)
    • Invited lecture: Applications of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to exercise metabolism (Invitation to Speak, BASES 2000 2000)
    • Invited lecture: Studying metabolic regulation in human muscle in vivo (Invitation to Speak, Biochemical Society meeting, Cork 1999)
    • Invited lecture: MRS and brain energy metabolism in animal models (Invitation to Speak, 4th International Meeting on Brain Metabolism: Biochemical Society, 49th Harden Conference 1999)
    • Invited lecture: 31P MRS studies of skeletal muscle: what do we know and what do we think we know? (Invitation to Speak, (CRMBM), UMR No 6612, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille 1998)
    • Invited lecture: 31P MRS studies of skeletal muscle: what do we know and what do we think we know? (Invitation to Speak, Dynamic Spectroscopy Group, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 1998)

    Administrative Roles

    • Director, Magnetic Resonance and Image Analysis Research Centre (MARIARC)
    • Director of Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
    • Vice-Chair of Research Ethics Sub-Committee for Physical Interventions.

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