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2015-16_Hilary_Jimmy Bell

Jimmy D Bell BSc PhD

Professor of Human Metabolism

Director of Research Centre for Optimal Health

University of Westminster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Professor Jimmy D Bell studied Biochemistry at the University of Warwick. He obtained his PhD in 1987 from the University of London and was until recently a Group Head and Professor at MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital (Imperial College London). He recently moved to the University of Westminster to set up the Research Centre for Optimal Health where he was appointed as Director.

Professor Bell has a wide interest in body fat (adipose tissue and ectopic fat) and the environmental and genetic factors that determine deposition, distribution and its impact on health. The main goal of his research program is the integration of biochemical, molecular biology and MR techniques to define the influence(s) of candidate genes and specific environmental factors on optimal health and chronic diseases, particularly those associated with adipose tissue metabolism and function.

Professor Bell is an active member of several EU consortium focused on obesity and diabetes, as well as member of the UK Biobank enhanced phenotyping working group.

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Forthcoming events

Oxford-Peking University Joint Symposium on Precision Medicine

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 10am to 6pm @ Seminar rooms, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

CKB Workshop - Infections, immunity and cancer: aetiology and beyond

Friday, 20 September 2019, 1pm to 5pm @ Seminar rooms, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

NDPH Seminar - Changing the way medical research is funded: Some lessons from Australia

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 4pm to 5pm @ Seminar rooms, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Ethox/WEH Seminar - Reclaiming a Sense of Common Humanity: A Confucian Ethical Vision

Wednesday, 02 October 2019, 11am to 12.30pm @ Level 1 Ax Meeting Room, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

UVBO Seminar - Can wearable sensors and machine learning enhance our understanding of lifestyle health behaviours?

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ L1 Meeting room, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

UVBO Seminar - Nutrient timing and human health

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ School of Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, OX2 6PE