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Prof Soraya Shirazi-Beechey BSc., PhD,HonAssocRCVS

Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biochemistry Functional and Comparative Genomics

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Gut adaptation to varied diets.
    Nutrient sensing and signalling in the intestinal epithelium.
    Gut-brain communications.

    Research Grants

    Restoration of luminal fluidity and microbiota in the CF gut (CFGI-SRC)

    CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST (UK)

    June 2017 - August 2021

    A new generation of Crystallographic detector for Multi-user Barkla X-ray laboratory

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    July 2017 - July 2018

    Assessments of fish gut microbiota during development, and in response to environmental and dietary change

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    April 2015 - April 2018

    Four Year PhD Programme in Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 2001 - September 2005

    Cellular and molecular physiology (Mr MA Cuff)

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 1997 - September 2001

    Mechanisms involved in transcriptional regulation of human intestinal Na/glucose cotransporter, SGLT1.

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 2002 - September 2006

    Molecular insights into microbial population and absorptive mechanisms of equine large intestine.

    HORSERACE BETTING LEVY BOARD (UK)

    October 1999 - September 2002

    Transcriptional regulation of human colonic butyrate transporter, MCT1, a molecular analysis.

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    October 2003 - January 2007

    Cellular Biology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Pancreas in Health and Disease.

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    January 2000 - December 2004

    Molecular insights into the role of dietary fibre in the prevention of cancer of the colon.

    TENOVUS

    October 1997 - July 2003

    VIP 2007/08

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 2007 - September 2008

    Impaired butyrate metabolism may be a contributory factor in colon carcinogenesis. a molecular characterisation.

    TENOVUS

    January 2006 - December 2008

    Adaptive response of equine intestinal function to changes in diet composition: molecular characterisation.

    HORSERACE BETTING LEVY BOARD (UK)

    October 2003 - September 2006

    Nutrient regulation of gene expression in the intestinal epithelium.

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    January 2003 - December 2005

    Molecular characterisation of substrate-induced mRNA stability of the human monocarboxylate transporter 1, MCT1.

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 2001 - September 2003

    Veterinary Research Training Scholarship.

    HORSERACE BETTING LEVY BOARD (UK)

    October 1999 - September 2002

    Characterisation of fructose transport in equine small intestine.

    THE HORSE TRUST (UK)

    January 2001 - December 2002

    Molecular insights into the role of dietary fibre and maintenance of colonic health.

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    April 1999 - April 2002

    Cellular biology of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas in health and disease.

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    January 2005 - December 2009

    Interactions between diet, microflora and the development of large intestinal dysfunction: molecular characterisation.

    HORSERACE BETTING LEVY BOARD (UK)

    October 2005 - September 2008

    Molecular characterisation of the equine intestinal sweet taste receptor.

    HORSERACE BETTING LEVY BOARD (UK)

    October 2007 - September 2010

    Conference grant.

    ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

    July 2002 - December 2002

    VIP Bridging Support: Dr Kristian Daly

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    June 2010 - August 2010

    Molecular characterisation of digestive and absorptive functions in equine intestinal tract.

    THE HORSE TRUST (UK)

    January 1999 - June 2002

    Incoming study visit for Dr Frank Stolz from Belgium.

    ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

    November 2002 - December 2002

    Anatomy of gastrointestinal tract during development and in health/disease

    ROYAL EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA

    April 2010 - March 2013

    Molecular insights into dietary protection against colonic cancer. the importance of butyrate transport.

    TENOVUS

    May 2003 - August 2005

    Transcriptional regulation of intestinal Na+/glucose co-transporter (SGLT1) gene expression by dietary sugars.

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    March 1999 - February 2001