Peter Flatt


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 9714 Citations
  • 49 h-Index
1986 …2019
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Professor Peter Flatt holds a BSc Hons and PhD from Aston University. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Uppsala, Sweden (1978-80) before taking up an academic appointment at Surrey University in 1980 . He is currently Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Ulster University, a position that he has held since 1989.Professor Flatt is Head of the Diabetes Research Group, having served as Director of Biomedical Sciences Research Centre (1992-94) and Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences (1994-97).He is author of over 500 full scientific peer-reviewed papers (h-index 55) on various aspects of diabetes and editor of four major diabetes research texts including New Antidiabetic Drugs (Smith-Gordon, 1990) and Nutrient Regulation of Insulin Secretion (Portland Press, 1992).Professor Flatt is founding Chairman (1991-) of the Islet Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), member of the EASD Council (1997-01), Scientific Secretary and Committee Member of Diabetes UK (1991-97; 2001-04) and a member of the Grants Review Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Federation International (1996-99).He is a recipient of the Mary Jane Kugal Award (1999) of Juvenile Diabetes Federation International, Biochemical Society Medal (2005), and was elected to membership of Royal Irish Academy (2006), Ulster University Distinguished Senior Research Fellowship (2006) and Diabetes UK Dorothy Hodgkin Award Lecturer (2008). Patent holder, Academic co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer/Director of Diabetica Ltd.Research InterestsInsulin secretionpancreatic islet cell function and demiseantidiabetic drugs and gene therapyBrain and gut peptidesTeaching InterestsEndocrinologyPhysiologyAdministrative RolesHead Diabetes Research GroupCourse Director BSc Hons Biomedical Science Undergraduate Programmes

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Research Output 1986 2019

  • 9714 Citations
  • 49 h-Index
  • 567 Article
  • 2 Chapter
Open Access
Insulin-Secreting Cells
Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4
peptide YY (1-36)

The GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Exenatide Ameliorates Bone Composition and Tissue Material Properties in High Fat Fed Diabetic Mice

Mansur, S., Mieczkowska, A., Flatt, PR., Chappard, D., Irwin, N. & Mabilleau, G., 19 Feb 2019, 10, 51, 51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bone and Bones
High Fat Diet
1 Citation (Scopus)
Vasopressin Receptors
Arginine Vasopressin
Insulin-Secreting Cells
Enteroendocrine Cells
Chemical activation
10 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1