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Martin Lindley

Loughborough academic appointed as trustee of UK’s largest Bioscience society

Dr Martin R Lindley, a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, has been made a trustee of The Biochemical Society.

His research focuses on exercise metabolism, chemical biology and clinical medicine. His current transdisciplinary work looks at Omega-3 and respiratory health, metabolic processes, and systemic inflammation and oxidative stress on learning.

He applied to become a trustee as he believes it is important for academics to engage with their social responsibilities as scientists. The Biochemical Society focuses on encouraging wider dialogue and collaborative working across life sciences and beyond, with an aim of sharing knowledge and supporting the education of students, researchers and the general public.

Dr Lindley went through a competitive process to become a trustee, involving an application, an interview with senior leadership and a formal vote.

On his appointment, he said: “I feel honoured to be able to work on behalf of the Society in its mission to promote the advancement of the molecular sciences. The molecular biosciences impact many areas of science including biotechnology, agriculture and medicine, helping to play a key role in tackling global issues such as improving lifelong health, treatment of disease, biotechnology and food security.

“I am looking forward to working with the Society’s President-elect Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow who has previously acted as Chief Executive of the BBSRC and who is currently the Chair of Public Health England.”

If staff or students wish to find out more about The Biochemical Society, including its conferences, publications and workshops, please get in touch with Martin - m.r.lindley@lboro.ac.uk.

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