Finbarr O'Harte


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 3282 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
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Personal profile


Professor Finbarr O'Harte holds a BSc Hons and PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. He was a Research Fellow at Creighton University, Omaha, USA (1989-91), University College Cork (1992-93) and Ulster University  (1993-95) before taking up an academic appointment as Lecturer in Human Nutrition at Ulster University in 1995. He was promoted to Reader in 2000 and Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2005. Finbarr is a patent holder and academic co-founder of Diabetica Limted, an Ulster University start-up company focused on innovative diabetes therapeutics. He has over 180 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 36 on Scopus) with many presentations at national and international conferences and was recipient of the Nordisk Medal of the Irish Endocrine Society (2005). He currently holds the position of the President of the Irish Endocrine Society. Research Interests include structurally modified peptides in therapy and drug development. Regulatory peptides in control of feeding and obesity. Incretin hormone analogues in diabetes therapy. Glucagon receptor antagonists in diabetes therapy. Teaching Interests include Diabetes Metabolism and Therapeutics. Hormone Action and Endocrinology. Administrative Roles: Module Co-ordinator for Biochemistry and Molecular Nutrition (NUT502), Biochemical and Molecular Approaches to Nutrition (NUT802). MRes pathway leader for Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry (BMS102), Final year Reserach projects (NUT507), MSc Research Project in Biomedical Sciences DL (BMS809).

Education/Academic qualification

Queen's University Belfast

1 Oct 198619 Dec 1989

Queen's University Belfast

1 Oct 19821 Jul 1986

External positions

1 Nov 201531 Oct 2018

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Research Output 1994 2019

  • 3282 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
  • 197 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution
Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide
Medical problems
Insulin Resistance
5 Citations (Scopus)

Apelin-13 analogues show potent in vitro and in vivo insulinotropic and glucose lowering actions

O'Harte, F., Parthsarathy, V., Hogg, C. & Flatt, P., 3 Feb 2018, In : Peptides. 100, p. 219-228

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Obese Mice
11 Citations (Scopus)

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) co-product-derived protein hydrolysates: A source of antidiabetic peptides

Harnedy, PA., Parthsarathy, V., McLaughlin, CM., O’Keeffe, MB., Allsopp, P., McSorley, E. M., O'Harte, F. & FitzGerald, RG., 6 Feb 2018, In : Food Research International. 106, p. 598-606 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
hypoglycemic agents
Protein Hydrolysates
Salmo salar
4 Citations (Scopus)

Blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) muscle protein hydrolysate with in vitro and in vivo antidiabetic properties

Harnedy, PA., Parthsarathy, V., McLaughlin, CM., O'Keeffe, MB., Allsopp, P., McSorley, E. M., O'Harte, F. & Fitzgerald, RJ., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Functional Foods. 40, p. 137-145 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Protein Hydrolysates
Muscle Proteins
Hypoglycemic Agents
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1

Boarfish (Capros aper) protein hydrolysate has potent insulinotropic and GLP-1 secretory activity in vitro and acute glucose lowering effects in mice.

V, P., McLaughlin, C., Harnedy, PA., Allsopp, P. J., Crowe, W., Mc Sorley, E., Fitzgerald, R. & O'Harte, F., 10 Sep 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 54, p. 271-278 281 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
glucagon-like peptide 1
Protein Hydrolysates
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1
protein hydrolysates


Exploring the antidiabetic potential of protein hydrolysates derived from underutilized marine sources

Author: McLaughlin, C., Nov 2018

Supervisor: O'Harte, F. (Supervisor) & Allsopp, P. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis