Date of release: Monday, August 22, 2016

Professor Jeremy Everett and Beatriz Sanchon LopezLeading research on identifying metabolites – the substances found in human biofluids such as urine and blood plasma – by two University of Greenwich academics has been published in a prestigious international journal.

The work by Professor Jeremy Everett and Beatriz Sanchon Lopez, pictured, from the Faculty of Engineering & Science, describes new ways to find out what metabolites are present. This is important, as the analysis of human metabolites can help with disease diagnosis and even the prediction of drug effects and the onset of future diseases.

Their work has been published in the Journal of Proteome Research, a prestigious American Chemical Society journal. The paper comes from a highly successful MSc research project by Beatriz, a Research Assistant, who was awarded the faculty prize for Best International Student in MSc Pharmaceutical Science this year.

Professor Everett is an internationally recognised expert on drug discovery, metabolic profiling and how individuals respond to drug treatment. He held a variety of technology leadership positions for Pfizer and SmithKline Beecham before moving to the University of Greenwich. The author of more than 90 publications and patents, Professor Everett is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College, London.

The paper can be accessed here: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00631

The article is 'gold open access' so available to all to read online.

For more on studying with the Faculty of Engineering & Science: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/engsci

For more on the Medway Metabonomics Research Group (MMRG): http://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/research/groups/mmrg 

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Picture: Beatriz Sanchon Lopez, Faculty of Engineering & Science, University of Greenwich.