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Our research aims to provide insight of international standing into:

  • muscle fuel
  • protein and mass modulation
  • nutritional metabolism in the context of ageing, health and chronic disease

We use world-leading facilities and in vivo research techniques to study:

  • intermediary metabolism
  • molecular biology and whole organ
  • body functions in human beings in an integrated manner

Metabolic and Molecular



We are a core component of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport Exercise and Osteoarthritis, and have long-standing interactions with industry and clinical translational research networks locally, nationally and internationally.

Principal investigators

Dr Phil Atherton *

Musculoskeletal biology

Dr Rudi Billeter-Clark

Musculoskeletal biology

Dr Tim Constantin-Teodosiu

Skeletal muscle metabolism

Professor Paul Greenhaff
(Academic Lead)

Skeletal muscle metabolism

Professor Ian Macdonald

Metabolic physiology

Professor Marco Narici *

Clinical physiology

Dr Michael Rittig

Inflamation and muscle repair

Dr Kenny Smith *

Musculoskeletal biology

Dr Nate Szewczyk *

Muscle protein degradation

Dr Moira Taylor

Human nutrition (dietetics)

Dr Kostas Tsintzas

Human physiology

Dr John Williams *

Musculoskeletal biology


* School of Medicine staff that contribute to the research in this theme.

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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