Metabolic Research Unit

At the Metabolic Research Unit (MRU) we look at how metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes develop, and research the compounds that could treat them.


Our research approach

We have a strong platform in cell culture and molecular biology, which allows us to focus on the pre-clinical development of new drugs.

Disease development
We use cutting-edge techniques to discover the factors that lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Compounds for treatment
Using knowledge about the diseases, we investigate novel compounds that may be developed as drugs to treat them.


Our researchers

We have an experienced team of researchers at MRU, each with unique and shared research themes.