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Professor Philip J Atherton, BSc, PhD

Director, Centre of Metabolism, Ageing and Physiology (COMAP)
MRC-Versus Arthritis Centre of Excellence for Musculoskeletal Ageing
Research, University of Nottingham, UK

Professor Philip Atherton was awarded a PhD in 2005 on the subject of skeletal muscle molecular signaling networks. Following postdoctoral research at the University of Nottingham on a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grant (molecular mechanisms of age-related sarcopenia), he was awarded a personal Research Councils UK fellowship in Molecular Physiology, where he studied responses of muscle to nutrition and exercise as a function of age. In 2012 he was promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and then to Professor in 2017.

Professor Atherton has been Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator on several successful grants. He has an active research interest in how to mitigate musculoskeletal declines in aging and disease(s). He is widely published and a senior editor for several physiological and nutrition journals.


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