BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience

The BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience happens in Dublin 14-19 April 2019 and we are going!

We are really pleased to have a poster and ‘rapid fire’ presentation about the bioRHYTHM study – you can follow this link for more information and to download the poster and other documents!

The BNA Festival website can be found here


Dr Thomas Upton awarded Early Career Grant to investigate microdialysis as part of ‘all day biosampling’

Dr Upton is very pleased to have been awarded an Early Career Grant from the Society for Endocrinology! He will use U-RHYTHM microdialysis and wearable sensor technology to explore the relationship between circadian hormone rhythms, glucose, body temperature, and other activity, in healthy young people continuing normal daily life.

Recruitment information and invitations for screening will soon be available on this website.

The research has been reviewed and approved by the University of Bristol Faculty Research Ethics Committee

SfE BES Glasgow 2018

We recently attended the annual SfE BES meeting held in beautiful Glasgow. It was a great few days spent with endocrine clinicians and researchers from across the UK, Europe and the world.

The ULTRADIAN project got plenty of attention through Professor Stafford Lightman’s excellent SfE Medal Lecture , Professor Eystein Husebye’s talk on novel strategies in glucocorticoid replacement and Dr Thomas Upton’s ‘Best of the Best’ oral communication for which he won the Best Clinical Abstract prize!


New participant identification site added to ULTRADIAN study

We are very pleased to officially welcome Royal Gloucestershire Hospital as a participant identification centre for the ULTRADIAN study in Bristol. Clinicians in Gloucestershire can now identify interested patients with Addison’s, Cushing’s and other endocrine conditions from endocrinology clinic!

Gloucester now joins our other sites in Exeter, Southmead, and the Bristol Royal Infirmary

For more information about the studies:

How to get involved

Stockholm consortium meeting

We recently attended the annual ULTRADIAN consortium meeting in beautiful Stockholm. It was a great programme hosted by our Horizon2020 partners at the Karolinska Institute.

In addition to the presentation of the next generation sampler prototype there were updates on progress for all our teams. It was great to see the encouraging data beginning to be produced from both our healthy volunteer and patient groups – more to follow on that very soon!