Duncan Batty, Trustee




Duncan was awarded a Ph.D in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University College London. Following Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a CNRS ‘Poste Rouge’ at the Universite d’Orsay, Paris, he has spent most of his professional life in Pharmaceutical Research, working on a variety of disease conditions including cancer and pain.


Diagnosed with Alkaptonuria as a toddler, he has been receiving treatment for the effects of AKU since 1996 and has been prescribed nitisinone continuously since 2008. He has a younger brother with AKU and three older non-affected siblings.
Duncan has been associated with the AKU for over 10 yrs and is currently member of the TSC scientific advisory committee for the DevelopAKUre consortium.




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Sociological Study on Treatment for AKU in the UK
19-Jul-2019

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Other Ways to Give to the AKU Society
04-Jul-2019

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Stand Up To AKU Comedy Night - Liverpool 2019
20-Jun-2019

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RCN Congress May 2019
14-Jun-2019

The Royal College of Nursing (https://www.rcn.org.uk/) (RCN) Congress is the biggest event o.. ...more

AKU Society Brazil - Flavia at the NIH
07-Jun-2019

Today’s blog is written by the head of the Brazilian AKU Society (https://www.akubrasi.. ...more