16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals
John H. Beattie, B.Sc., Ph.D.

John H. Beattie, B.Sc., Ph.D.

Affiliation and position:

Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Position: Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Head of the Micronutrients Group.

Research interests:

  1. Zinc nutrition for cardiovascular health and disease prevention
  2. Biomarkers of zinc status
  3. Biofortification of food crops with zinc
  4. Local foods and micronutrient status
  5. Zinc status and metabolic/inflammatory diseases

Key publications for the last 5 years:

  1. Mertens K, Lowes DA, Webster NR, Talib J, Hall L, Davies MJ, Beattie JH, Galley HF. (2015). Low zinc and selenium concentrations in sepsis are associated with oxidative damage and inflammation. Br. J. Anaesth. 114(6):990-999.
  2. Urgast DS, Beattie JH, Feldmann J. (2014). Imaging of trace elements in tissues: with a focus on laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 17(5):431-439.
  3. Ou O, Allen-Redpath K, Urgast D, Gordon MJ, Campbell G, Feldmann J, Nixon GF, Mayer CD, Kwun IS, Beattie JH. (2013). Plasma zinc's alter ego is a low-molecular-weight humoral factor. FASEB J. 27(9):3672-3682.
  4. Allen-Redpath K, Ou O, Beattie JH, Kwun IS, Feldmann J, Nixon GF. (2013). Marginal dietary zinc deficiency in vivo induces vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis in large arteries. Cardiovasc Res. 99(3):525-534.
  5. Beattie JH, Gordon MJ, Duthie SJ, McNeil CJ, Horgan GW, Nixon GF, Feldmann J, Kwun IS. (2012). Suboptimal dietary zinc intake promotes vascular inflammation and atherogenesis in a mouse model of atherosclerosis. Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 56(7):1097-1105.

Journal referee:

  1. Nutrition Research and Practice (Editorial Board)
  2. Cardiovascular Toxicology (Editorial Board)
  3. Regenerative Medicine Research (Editorial Board)
  4. Clinical Nutrition Research (Editorial Board)
  5. Preventive Nutrition and Food Science (Editorial Board)

Scientific societies:

  1. TEMA Parent Committee Secretary and Treasurer
  2. International Society for Zinc Biology
  3. Zinc-Net and Zinc-UK

Personal web-page (Institutional/ResearchGate/LinkedIn):

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/john-beattie.php