Research Theme Beyond the Neuron

Dr Agatha van der Klaauw

University Position
Clinical Research Associate


I am currently working with Professor Sadaf Farooqi at the Institute of Metabolic Science. We use a number of genetic approaches, including whole-exome sequencing, to identify novel genes involved in hypothalamic development in patients with severe early-onset obesity and neuroendocrine abnormalities. We are also developing novel methodologies for studying hypothalamic function in human physiological studies.

Key Publications


Oxytocin administration suppresses hypothalamic activation in response to visual food cues

Journal: Scientific Reports
E-pub date: 1 Dec 2017
Authors: AA Van Der Klaauw, H Ziauddeen, JM Keogh, E Henning, S Dachi, PC Fletcher, I Sadaf Farooqi