Our research team is based in the RILD building at the University of Exeter Medical School, where we study the factors that cause people to develop diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading global health challenges of the 21st century and there is a rising incidence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes around the world. We aim to understand why people develop diabetes and to use this knowledge to either prevent or slow the progression of the illness in susceptible individuals.
Our Team is made up of principal investigators, post doctoral researchers, PhD students, and technical & support staff. We adopt a fully collaborative approach to meet the research challanges we face.
Here at Exeter we are also privileged to hold the Exeter Archival Diabetes Biobank, which is the world's largest collection of autopsy pancreas samples recovered from patients who died shortly after receiving a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. We are using this unique resource to understand why people develop type 1 diabetes.