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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Looking forward to 2019
11-Jan-2019

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2018 In Review
04-Jan-2019

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DevelopAKUre SONIA 2 - Update
12-Dec-2018

We are happy to announce that two of our three SONIA 2 trial sites have now finished seeing patie.. ...more

Garrod Day Coffee Morning 2018 - On The Day
28-Nov-2018

Yesterday was the annual Garrod Day Coffee Morning. We celebrated Sir Archibald Garrod&.. ...more

Sir Archibald Garrod and Garrod Day 2018
01-Nov-2018

Garrod Day is quickly approaching. It’s a very important day in the history of alkapto.. ...more