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Prof Soraya Shirazi-Beechey BSc., PhD,HonAssocRCVS

Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biochemistry Functional and Comparative Genomics


    Personal Distinctions

    • Lecture entitled "Nutrient sensing & signalling in gastrointestinal tract" (Invitation to Speak, Rank Prize Meeting on "Nutrient sensing and signalling" Windermere, UK 2010)
    • "Glucose sensing and signalling and regulation of equine intestinal glucose transport" (Invitation to Speak, American Society of Animal Sciences Annual Meeting, Session on: “Re-thinking equine nutrition” 2010)
    • Gut as a sensing organ (Invitation to Speak, Pancosma SA 2010)
    • Lecture entitled "Gut-expressed sweet taste receptor and regulation of intestinal glucose transport" (Invitation to Speak, 101st AOCS Annual meeting entitled "Food-Body Interactions" Phoenix, Arizona, USA 2010)
    • Session on: “influences of food constituents on gut health” (Invitation to Speak, Nutrition Society, Coleraine, Northern Ireland 2010)
    • Lecture entitled "Gut-expressed sweet taste receptor and regulation of glucose transport" (Invitation to Speak, Physiological Society & Astra Zeneca themed meeting on 'Metabolism and Endocrinology, Macclesfield UK 2010)
    • Nutrient and non-nutrient sensing and regualtion of gastrointestinal functions (Invitation to Speak, Annual Meeting of American, Canadian and Mexican Societirs for Animal Sciences 2010)
    • Lecture entitled "Nutrient sensing & signalling in the gut" (Invitation to Speak, GI Science - School of Translational Medicine, Manchester, UK 2009)
    • Lecture entitled: “Adaptive response of equine gut epithelium to a change in diet”. (Invitation to Speak, Division of Equine Nutrition and Microbiology, Dijon, France 2009)
    • Symposium on: “Enteroendocrine signalling within gut-brain axis” (Invitation to Speak, International meeting of Neurogastroentrology and Motility, Chicago, USA 2009)
    • Symposium on “Nutrient sensing and signalling in response to a meal” (Invitation to Speak, 36th Congress of International Union of Physiological Sciences, Kyoto, Japan 2009)
    • Lecture entitled "Gut reaction to a sweet sensation" (Invitation to Speak, Department of Veterinary Physiology, University of Hannover, Germany 2008)
    • Invited speaker at inauguration of exhibition on 'Nutrition and Research, a dialogue' (Invitation to Speak, Musee de l'alimentation (Nestle Food Museum) Vevey, Switzerland 2008)
    • Professorial Fellow (Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health 2005)

    Administrative Roles

    • Head of the Epithelial Function and Developent Group

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