Gareth Leng, PhD
School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK
Professor; Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences
Gareth Leng is Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is president of the International Neuroendocrine Federation and is a former editor-in chief of The Journal of Neuroendocrinology. He has published more than 300 research papers and reviews, and his work has been cited more than 6,000 times. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Research in Professor Leng's lab is on the fundamental mechanisms regulating hormone secretion from the pituitary, and the regulation of appetite and energy balance. His work currently involves electrophysiological studies and computational modelling, and is funded through grants from the BBSRC, the Wellcome Trust and the EC. He is a member of two consortia funded under Framework 7: Neurofast and Food4Health on the link between appetite and reward, and on gut-brain signalling in the control of appetite, respectively, and a third project (Nudge-It) begins in 2014.
These collaborations place Professor Leng in a well-established network of internationally leading European labs. Professor Leng also has a long and strong history of collaboration with leading laboratories in Japan.
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