Associate Professor Michael Hill
Laboratory Scientific Director
- MRC PHRU Director of Laboratories
Associate Professor Mike Hill joined CTSU in 2009 and is the Laboratory Scientific Director of the NDPH Wolfson Laboratories. He has a background in population-based studies and functional studies associated with respiratory and cardiovascular disease. He manages a team of 40 research and technical staff and is responsible for senior strategic oversight of all aspects of laboratory research within NDPH.
Mike works closely with NDPH’s principal investigators, providing central laboratory support for their clinical trials and observational studies ensuring the scientific integrity of the laboratory work.
Research interests include investigating new biochemical markers and validating analytical methods suitable for large-scale research. NDPH Wolfson Laboratories are a UKAS accredited testing laboratory (ISO 17025:2005; No. 2799) with extensive computer automation and a particular expertise in developing reliable high-throughput methods of analysis in clinical chemistry and protein biomarkers.
Previous history: Mike gained his DPhil at the University of Oxford in 1992 and continued his post-doctoral studies at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford and The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford. In 1998, he joined the Division of Medicine at University College London where he led a research group.
Decline in Kidney Function among Apparently Healthy Young Adults at Risk of Mesoamerican Nephropathy.
Gonzalez-Quiroz M. et al, (2018), J Am Soc Nephrol
Effect of diabetes duration and glycaemic control on 14-year cause-specific mortality in Mexican adults: a blood-based prospective cohort study.
Herrington WG. et al, (2018), Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol, 6, 455 - 463
Association of vitamin D with risk of type 2 diabetes: A Mendelian randomisation study in European and Chinese adults.
Lu L. et al, (2018), PLoS Med, 15
Genomic Response to Vitamin D Supplementation in the Setting of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Berlanga-Taylor AJ. et al, (2018), EBioMedicine, 31, 133 - 142
Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Metabolites and Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke.
Holmes MV. et al, (2018), J Am Coll Cardiol, 71, 620 - 632