We study biological clocks in ageing and age-related diseases
We utilize transgenic models, clinical samples and primary cells to investigate circadian clock changes (in vivo and in vitro) with ageing and in disease. Underpinning mechanisms identified will be targeted by pharmacological and genetic approaches. Outcomes could aid therapeutic drug design against age-related ailments.
Qing-Jun Meng is a Professor of Chronobiology and an Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, the University of Manchester. He is also the Academic Lead of the Biosciences International Summer School, BIO-SISS.
Qing-Jun obtained his MD and PhD in China, followed by post-doctoral training at the University of Manchester on the molecular mechanisms and pharmacological resetting of the biological clocks. In 2009, Qing-Jun was awarded a MRC Career Development Award Fellowship on clocks and age-related diseases. In 2015, he was awarded an ARUK Senior Research Fellowship to continue his work into the roles of circadian clocks in health and disease of the musculoskeletal system.