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Dr Colin Moran

Associate Professor

Sport University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Colin Moran

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2018 – present Associate Professor, University of Stirling 2015 – 2018 Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling 2011 – 2015 Lecturer, University of Stirling 2010 – 2011 Project Coordinator, University of Edinburgh 2003 – 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Glasgow 1997 – 2002 Ph.D. Genetics, University of Leicester 1992 – 1996 B.Sc. Genetics, University of Glasgow

Divisional / Faculty Contribution

Research Committee Member


PhD Genetics
University of Leicester

BSc (Hons) Genetics
University of Glasgow

Event / Presentation

Adipose tissue AKT3 and AKTIP expression are up-regulated by exercise training in women. International Biochemistry of Exercise Congress (IBEC)

Baseline plasma microRNA levels differ between elite endurance and strength athletes. International Biochemistry of Exercise Congress (IBEC)

microRNAs, exercise, nutrition and insulin resistance. Human Nutrition Seminar
University of Glasgow

Career Path to Academia. Making an impact with your PhD Conference
University of Glasgow

The importance of exercise within different population groups. Register of Exercise Professionals Scottish Convention
Register of Exercise Professionals

The importance of exercise within different population groups. Register of Exercise Professionals National Convention
Register of Exercise Professionals

(1) Lecture 'The Human Genome Project'
(2) Lecture 'Investigating obesity: Do these genes make me look fat?'
(3) Computer Lab 'Accessing and using DNA sequecne data on the web'. International Networking for Young Scientist Workshop

The British Council

ACTN3 genotypes and obesity-, power- and endurance-related phenotypes in adolescent Greeks. Invited Seminar
Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education, Kaunas, Lithuania










Other Academic Activities

Public Engagement - Knowing Sport: Science Cafés inspired
by London 2012

University of Glasgow

The Science Café events are based on theestablished Café Scientifique concept( where ‘experts' will speak informally in community locations for15-20 minutes, without notes or scientificjargon followed by an open-ended ‘ask meanything' interactive question and answer session. Refreshments will be available throughout, so theaudience can enjoy a coffee, a pint, or a glass of wine while learning about cutting edge science inlanguage accessible and relevant to the complete non-scientist. The Science Cafés will cover three themes, each performed at three locations throughout the city.

The genetics of sporting performance
The science and technology behind preparing Olympians
Exercise: Why it's not just for Olympians

Scottish Crucible
Heriot-Watt University

Scottish Crucible is a leadership and development programme for early career researchers in Scotland which was launched in Spring 2009 and based on the UK-wide, 'Crucible' training scheme which was developed by NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts). Each year Scottish Crucible enables 30 highly promising researchers from across Scotland to come together to explore and expand their innovative potential through a series of intensive, two-day workshops (called 'LABs'). The 30 participants are competitively selected from a well-qualified field of applicants all of whom are employed as Early Career Researchers i.e. either Senior Postdoctoral Fellows, Academic Research Fellows or Lecturers in Scottish universities, or their equivalents in independent research institutes, SMEs and spin-out companies.

Editorial Board Member
Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Professional membership

The Physiological Society
The Physiological Society
The Physiological Society brings together over 3000 scientists from over 60 countries. Since its foundation in 1876, its Members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease. We promote physiology and support those working in the field by organising world-class scientific meetings, offering grants for research, collaboration and international travel, and by publishing the latest developments in its two leading scientific journals, The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology. The Society also runs events for the general public on how physiology relates to everyday life, and for students who may be considering physiology as a career. Membership is available for all career stages, from undergraduate level to senior level scientists.

The Nutrition Society
The Nutrition Society
The Nutrition Society was established in 1941‘to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health'. Highly regarded by the scientific community, the Society is the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe. Membership is worldwide but most members live in Europe.Membership is open to those with a genuine interest in the science of human or animal nutrition.

The Genetics Society
The Genetics Society
The Genetics Society was founded by William Bateson in 1919 and is one of the oldest "learned societies" devoted to Genetics in the world. Its membership of over 1700 consists of most of the UK's active professional geneticists, including teachers, researchers and students. Industry and publishing are also well represented in our membership. It is a registered charity, and organises meetings to promulgate genetics, supports students to attend meetings, sponsors research through fieldwork grants and student bursaries, and promotes the Public Understanding of Genetics. It co-owns and manages some of the leading journals in the field, and publishes a regular newsletter. The Genetics Society organises a wide-ranging programme of scientific meetings covering all areas of genetics. It co-owns and manages some of the leading academic journals in the field, publishes a newsletter twice a year and represents the interests and opinions of the genetics community to governments and other public institutions. It also recognises significant scientific achievements by both leading and younger geneticists via the award of medals and prize lectureships. The Society has links with a number of other learned societies with overlapping interests in, for example Human Genetics, Call Biology and Developmental Biology, and hold occasional joint meetings with them.

The European Association for the Study of Diabetes
The European Association for the Study of Diabetes
The aims of the Association are to encourage and support research in the field of diabetes, the rapid diffusion of acquired knowledge and to facilitate its application.

The Society of Biology
The Society of Biology
The Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.

Professional qualification

Chartered Biologist (CBiol)
The Society of Biology
Chartered Biologist status (designated by the postnominal CBiol) provides a benchmark for bioscientists working in a vast and continually growing array of settings and we are the only body that can award the title Chartered Biologist.Professionally recognising those who work in the life sciences at a high level, Chartered Status is recognised as a hallmark of excellence in both the UK and the European Union. It engenders public confidence in professionals and gives employers confidence in their employees. Chartered Status is open to Members (MSB) and Fellows (FSB) of the Society of Biology with a Masters level qualification or equivalent, who can also demonstrate the required professional competences and a commitment to CPD.

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