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Aug 2017 On BBC Tomorrow's World, Professor Farooqi speaks about the impact that genes have on the regulation of our appetite and body weight.


Aug 2017 Professor Farooqi has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust.



Where we work


We work at the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.


The Institute of Metabolic Science is a purpose built centre accommodating those involved in research and clinical care for children and adults with Diabetes, Endocrine disorders and Obesity. We co-ordinate the GOOS study from here and have access to world class laboratory facilities in the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, where we work closely with other research groups, in particular with Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly with whom we share a longstanding interest in the genetic, molecular and physiological basis of obesity.  

We undertake clinical studies in the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge which is a dedicated unit for research where volunteers and patients come to take part in studies into many different diseases.


We have recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award to fund the building of new bespoke Clinical Research Facilities in Metabolism, which will significantly enhance our capabilities to undertake internationally leading translational research. See below for an artist's impression of the new building, plus progress so far.

Some of our research involves brain scans called functional MRI scans which are performed at a specialist facility called the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre.


New Building - May 2016