26 October 2017
Prof. Farooqi qualified with honours at the Queen's Scholarship in Medicine from the University of Birmingham. After hospital posts in Birmingham and Oxford, she moved to Cambridge to undertake a PhD with Professor Stephen O'Rahilly. During this time, they identified the first genes to cause obesity and established the GOOS cohort, with the help of many colleagues worldwide. They have received a number of awards in recognition of their work which has been published in high impact journals. As a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow, Prof. Farooqi co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary team of people working on a programme of research in obesity. Prof. Farooqi is also an Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, U.K.