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Congratulations to Costas Christodoulides, who has been awarded a Senior Clinical Research Fellowship with the British Heart Foundation.

Costas Christodoulides

Costas Christodoulides was previously a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Clinical Research Fellow in the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM). His research focuses on understanding how fat cells develop and function at the molecular level, as problems with these processes link being overweight or obese to the development of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.

On being awarded the BHF Senior Clinical Research Fellowship, Costas said: ‘The fellowship will allow me to continue my BHF Intermediate Clinical Fellowship work on the molecular mechanisms regulating adipose tissue development and function, which link obesity with cardiometabolic diseases. My project aims to elucidate the role of a novel liver-adipose tissue endocrine axis in regulating fat distribution, systemic metabolism, and cardiometabolic disease risk. This will include training in human physiological studies, cardiac imaging and drug screening.’

Costas’ top Tips for writing grants

  • Get feedback from both senior and junior colleagues to incorporate high-level and detailed comments.
  • Consider the competitive landscape and highlight the unique strengths of your proposal.
  • Allow at least 12 months for an outcome.