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Mr Alistair J K WilliamsB.Sc.(York), F.I.M.L.S.

Research Fellow

Alistair Williams

Mr Alistair J K WilliamsB.Sc.(York), F.I.M.L.S.

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Alistair has worked in diabetes research since 1986, when he joined the group led by Professor Edwin Gale at St. Bartholomew’s hospital. Initially, working in the laboratory running insulin and C-peptide assays for the BOX study, he then spent time working on a project investigating Islet Amyloid Polypeptide and assisting Dr. Paolo Pozzili in testing agents aimed at preventing diabetes in the NOD mouse. In 1993, Alistair took over responsibility for the day to day running of the ENDIT islet cell antibody reference laboratory and subsequently the islet autoantibody assay laboratory. During this period he was responsible for development of the micro insulin autoantibody assay, which is now the method of choice for measuring insulin antibodies in children. In 1997, Alistair moved to Bristol with the team and has continued to supervise the autoantibody assay laboratory under Professor Polly Bingley and has been closely involved in international efforts to standardise autoantibody measurement. Recently, Alistair has developed his interest in pancreatic imaging with projects aimed at characterising pancreas size in diabetes.

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Postal address:
Diabetes and Metabolism
Second Floor
Learning and Research
Southmead Hospital
Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
United Kingdom