Alan Shenkin, Trustee




Alan Shenkin was educated and trained in medicine and biochemistry at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He held the post of Professor and Clinical Director of Clinical Chemistry and Metabolic Medicine in Liverpool when Dr Ranganath, who was working in the Department, took over the care of Robert Gregory and the Alkaptonuria Society was founded. 

This has led to a long term interest in alkaptonuria, particularly in the biochemical aspects of the disease and its treatment. He has special interests in nutrition, and especially in the role of trace elements and vitamins in health and disease. He is currently the Honorary President of the British Nutrition Foundation.




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Rare Disease Day 2019
14-Mar-2019

Rare Disease Day is an international day designed to raise awareness to the public and those.. ...more

Cambridge Half Marathon 2019: On the Day
08-Mar-2019

Last Sunday our two runners, Ana and Katja, both completed the Cambridge Half Marathon. They rai.. ...more

Cambridge Half Marathon 2019: Meet the Runners
22-Feb-2019

The Cambridge Half Marathon is Next Sunday. On the 3rd March our two runners will tackle the roa.. ...more

Final meeting of DevelopAKUre and the 11th Scientific workshop on AKU – Siena 2019
15-Feb-2019

The AKU Society has just come back from a hectic week in the beautiful Italian city of Siena.. ...more

SONIA 2 - Last patients
22-Jan-2019

On the 18th January, the last SONIA 2 (Suitability of Nitisinone In Alkaptonuria 2) patients.. ...more