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The application of metabonomic phenotyping to human disease



Children’s Medical Research Institute, Seminar Rooms (214 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead)

Speaker: Prof Jeremy Nicholson (Imperial College London)

Host: Francis Bowling

Prof Jeremy Nicholson bio:
Prof Nicholson obtained his BS in molecular toxicology and inorganic biochemistry from Liverpool University in 1977 and his PhD from London University in 1980. He has held honorary professorships at six universities and two professorships at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, of which he was elected as an Albert Einstein Honorary Professor in 2014.
He is also founder director at Metabometrix, an Imperial College spin-off company specializing in molecular phenotyping, clinical diagnostics and toxicological screening via metabonomics and metabolomics.

His research interests include spectroscopic and chemometric approaches to the investigation of disturbed metabolic processes in human disease. Nicholson is known for having developed Metabonomics, also referred to as metabolic profiling. Scientists at the Imperial College National Phenome Centre have developed an "intelligent knife" that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. In the first study to test the invention in the operating theatre, the “iKnife” diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 per cent accuracy, instantly providing information that normally takes up to half an hour to reveal using laboratory tests.

He has published over 600 scientific papers. - See more at: