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CSG 2: Prevention, targets & therapies for Type 1 diabetes

CSG 2 aims to further research into preventing and treating Type 1 diabetes. This CSG will cover the manipulation of the immune system for the prevention and treatment of Type 1 diabetes, alongside cell therapy and islet cell transplantation. 

The group will also cover therapeutic targets and the development and study of drug treatments and insulin therapy in people with Type 1 diabetes. 

Find out what CSG 2 have been up to in their first year in their 2017-2018 Annual Report.


Chair: Professor Colin Dayan, Cardiff University

Professor Colin Dayan has a long established interest in the underlying biology of Type 1 diabetes and is currently conducting early phase clinical trials in the development of Type 1 diabetes immunotherapy. 

Who's involved?

CSGs are bringing together researchers, healthcare professionals and people with diabetes to create a roadmap for new research.

  • Associate Professor Ramzi Ajjan, Deputy Chair; Associate Professor; Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Leeds
  • David Dupont, Lay member, Devon
  • Mirjam Eiswirth, Lay member, Edinburgh
  • Becki Millar, Lay member, Ulster
  • Dr James Cantley, Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellow, University of Oxford
  • Dr Ivy Cheung, Statistician, Swansea University
  • Dr Shareen Forbes, Reader in Endocrinology; Honorary Consultant Physician; Lead Diabetologist Islet Transplant Programme Scotland, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor John Gregory, Professor in Paediatric Endocrinology; Honorary Consultant, Cardiff University
  • Elaine Hibbert-Jones, Dietitian, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, (Wales)
  • Katherine Jones, Diabetes Research Nurse, The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Parth Narendran, Reader in Diabetes Medicine; Honorary Consultant Physician, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Vinod Patel, Professorial Clinical Teaching Fellow; Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology, University of Warwick
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