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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Donating to us via Facebook
03-May-2019

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Stand Up To AKU 2019!
12-Apr-2019

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Luton Health Awareness Event
05-Apr-2019

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