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Peaks and troughs: The chemistry behind our hormones. Tuesday 30th May, 5pm – 6pm

Peaks and troughs: The chemistry behind our hormones

5:00 pm

Wellcome Auditorium, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh BioQuarter

Inaugural lecture of Professor Ruth Andrew, Chair of Pharmaceutical Endocrinology, Centre for Cardiovascular Science.

As we age our health is influenced by many different elements of our lives. Beyond what we choose to eat and how stressed we are, hormones play a role too.

The naturally occurring group of steroid hormones we all have in our bodies is known to regulate many different functions that keep our bodies healthy.

Advances in a research tool called mass spectrometry have enabled scientists to map out the pathways of signals that steroid hormones control. This knowledge helps to identify drug targets for new medications, to improve health as people age.

In this talk, Professor Ruth Andrew will explore how advances in chemical analysis have revealed insights into steroid hormone biology.

This lecture is free and open to all.

Organised by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh and part of the Inaugural Lectures 2023 series.

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