Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

As part of the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition the Institute has strengthened its ability to thrive as a global leader in nutrition research.  Nothing demonstrates this more clearly than our new, state-of-the art building, which is situated on the University’s main Health Campus at Foresterhill.  The 10,000m2 building includes a clinical investigation unit, a metabolic research facility and a body composition suite, alongside extensive state-of-the-art laboratories.

A key aspect of the facility is the specialist Human Nutrition Unit, where volunteers are able to take part in dietary trials and studies in modern and comfortable surroundings, while at the same time providing the facilities we need to undertake scientifically rigorous studies. 

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    Research Output

    Ablation of Bscl2/Seipin in hepatocytes does not cause metabolic dysfunction in congenital generalised lipodystrophy

    Mcilroy, G. D., Mitchell, S. E., Han, W., Delibegović, M. & Rochford, J. J., 17 Jan 2020, In : Disease Models & Mechanisms. 13, 1, 10 p., dmm042655.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Downloads (Pure)

    A cell-based assay system for activators of the environmental cell stress response

    Harbottle, J. A., Petrie, L., Ruhe, M., Houssen, W. E., Jaspars, M. & Kolb, A. F., 1 Mar 2020, In : Analytical Biochemistry. 592, 113583.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Active travelling to school is not associated with increased total daily physical activity levels, or reduced obesity and cardiovascular/pulmonary health parameters in 10–12-year olds: a cross-sectional cohort study

    Zhang, X., Smith, N. A., Sumowski, M. T., Anderson, J. M., Anderson, K., Badenoch, E. A., Brady, S. J., Coleman, M., Coull, R. F., Green, D., Innes, R. J., Laing, C. M., Mckinley, R., Mclennan, M. S., Murray, S., Phillips, B., Rae, S., Rankin, S., Satar, I., Shanks, S. & 8 others, Sim, F. J., Walker, N., Howard, D., Sniehotta, F. F., Jackson, D. M., VaanHolt, L. M., Hambly, C. & Speakman, J. R., Jul 2020, In : International Journal of Obesity. 44, 7, p. 1452-1466 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Iain Fraser Cytometry Centre

    Andrea Holme (Manager), Linda Duncan (Senior Application Scientist), Ailsa Laird (Technician) & Kate Burgoyne (Technician)

    Institute of Medical Sciences

    Research Facilities: Facility

  • Datasets

    Age dependent effects of protein restriction on dopamine release

    Naneix, F. (Owner), Peters, K. Z. (Contributor), Young, A. M. J. (Contributor) & McCutcheon, J. E. (Contributor), University of Leicester, 2020



  • DSM Nutrition Award

    Wallace, Robert (Recipient), 2007

    Prize: Awards, Medals, Prizes and Distinctions

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Heisler, Lora (Recipient), 7 Mar 2016

    Prize: Election to learned society


    British Journal of Nutrition (Journal)

    Alan Sneddon (Peer Review)

    1 May 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal / publication series

    Protein appetite drives VTA neural activity

    Fabien Naneix (Speaker)

    22 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeConference presentation

    Impact of protein appetite on the dopamine mesolimbic system

    Fabien Naneix (Speaker), , Giulia Chiacchierini (Author), , Kate Z. Peters (Author), , Eelke M. S. Snoeren (Author), & James E. McCutcheon (Speaker)

    23 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeConference presentation

    Press / Media

    World brain day 2020

    Fabien Naneix


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    From lab bench to backbench

    Silvia Gratz


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Nudging meat off the menu

    David McBey & Alexandra Johnstone


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'


    Commercial applications of pioneering research on the human gut microbiota

    Karen Scott (Participant), Petra Louis (Participant), Alan Walker (Participant), Sylvia Duncan (Participant) & Harry Flint (Participant)

    Impact: Economic Impacts, Quality of life Impacts

    From melatonin receptors to Valdoxan

    Peter Morgan (Coordinator), Lynda Williams (Coordinator), Perry Barrett (Coordinator) & A D Strosberg (Coordinator)

    Impact: Quality of life Impacts