Medical Research Council - HNR

The Medical Research Council is the major research council funder of medical research in the UK. As part of its mission statement to improve human health through world-class medical research it supports a number of research units across the UK to focus on specific areas of medical research. MRC Human Nutrition Research aims to advance knowledge of the relationship between human nutrition and health by conducting research and by providing a national centre of excellence for the measurement and interpretation of biochemical, functional and dietary indicators of nutritional status and health. Dr. Griffin is a group leader in the MRC HNR, which houses the Cambridge Lipidomic Initiative for Biomarker Research and Investigation, and contains 4 Orbitrap LC-MS, 2 QTRAP LC-MS and 1 IT-TOF LC-MS. In addition Dr. Griffin has an appointment at the department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge where he is a senior lecturer. The department of Biochemistry is the largest department in the School of Biological Sciences, consisting of ~400 research and support staff. The department has a strong emphasis in functional genomics, having facilities for transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics, as well as expertise in processing the data produced by these ‘omic’ approaches. The metabolomics facilities include a 500 MHz NMR spectrometer, three Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometers (one Time of Flight, one triple quadrupole and one ion trap) and three GC-MS (single quadrupole instruments).