• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 801 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
19982019
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Biography

Professor Aine McKillop holds a BSc Hons and PhD from Queen’s University, Belfast and an MSc from Ulster University.She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen’s University, Belfast (1996-98) and Ulster University (1998-2002) before taking up appointment as Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry at Ulster University in 2002., Aine was promoted to Professor of Biomedical Sciences in 2013.She has over 18 years experience in diabetes research with specific expertise in clinical biomarkers and novel receptor targets in pancreatic islets.Aine has authored of over 60 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 15) and presentations at national and international conferences. She is a member of a number of professional societies and committees and holds patents with involvement in commercialisation of novel technologies.Research InterestsNovel therapeutic targets for diabetesRole of GPCRS in diabetesDiagnostic biomarkers for early detection of diabetesClinical biochemistry and diabetes proteomicsTeaching InterestsClinical and Nutritional Biochemistry and PathologyAdministrative RolesAcademic Coordinator for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

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Research Output 1998 2019

  • 801 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 65 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
Enteroendocrine Cells
Zinc
Homeostasis
Chemical activation
Glucose

Peer Relations: an Integrated Roadmap to Student Success

McKillop, A., Curran, R., Honan, A. & Dooher, G., 12 May 2017, What works? Student retention and success change programme: Final conference 2017. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
student
social integration
induction
community
best practice
9 Citations (Scopus)

Development of novel ligands for peptide GPCRs

Moran, BM., McKillop, A. & O'Harte, F., 1 Dec 2016, In : Current Opinion in Pharmacology. 31, p. 57-62

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
G-Protein-Coupled Receptors
Ligands
Peptides
Fatty Acids
Oxyntomodulin
9 Citations (Scopus)

GPR39 receptors and actions of trace metals on pancreatic beta cell function and glucose homoeostasis.

Moran, B., Abdel-Wahab, Y., Vasu, S., Flatt, P. & McKillop, A., 1 Apr 2016, In : Acta Diabetologica. 53, 2, p. 279-293

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
18 Citations (Scopus)

G protein-coupled receptors: signalling and regulation by lipid agonists for improved glucose homoeostasis

Moran, BM., Flatt, P. & McKillop, A., 6 Jan 2016, In : Acta Diabetologica. 53, 2, p. 177-188

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
G-Protein-Coupled Receptors
Homeostasis
Fatty Acids
Enteroendocrine Cells
Lipids

Prizes

Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2017 Finalist

Roisin Curran (Recipient), Michaela Black (Recipient), Hazel Bruce (Recipient), Grainne Dooher (Recipient), Alison Gault (Recipient), Avril Honan (Recipient), Michaela Keenan (Recipient), Ian Montgomery (Recipient), Claire Mc Cann (Recipient), Aine Mc Killop (Recipient), Terry Quigley (Recipient) & Amanda Zacharopoulou (Recipient), 31 Aug 2017

Prize

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Teaching
teamwork
learning
education
student