External Seminar - Monocarboxylate (lactate) transporters (MCTs): structure, roles, regulation and potential as therapeutic targets

Locations
S104 Cancer Sciences
Category
Medical and Dental Sciences
Date(s)
Tuesday 5th November 2013 (13:00-14:00)
Contact

For further information please contact Pauline Goddard E: p.n.goddard@bham.ac.uk  T: +44 (0) 121 414 7144 or contact the seminar host, Dr Dan Tennant on + 44 (0) 121 414 8651.

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Monocarboxylate (lactate) transporters (MCTs): structure, roles, regulation and potential as therapeutic targets

Professor Andrew Halestrap
School of Biochemistry and the Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol

Andrew Halestrap is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol and a member of The Bristol Heart Institute. His research interests include monocarboxylate (lactate) transport across cell membranes and the role of mitochondria in the healthy and diseased heart, especially in relation to reperfusion injury and cardioprotection. The focus of his current work on monocarboxylate transporters is on the relationship between their structure and function, with particular emphasis on the development of isoform-specific inhibitors that may be used in cancer chemotherapy. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the current Chair of the British Heart Foundation Project Grants Committee.  He was awarded Keilin Memorial Lecture of the Biochemical society in 2010.