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Open Access Editorial

An interview with Philip McTernan, section editor for the basic science section

Philip G McTernan

Author Affiliations

University of Warwick, Warwick Medical School University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK

BMC Obesity 2014, 1:3  doi:10.1186/2052-9538-1-3

Published: 19 February 2014


Philip McTernan is a Reader Associate Professor within Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick. His main interests involve understanding the causes and underlying mechanisms of obesity mediated type 2 diabetes and investigating potential therapeutic targets. He is currently researching the origins of inflammation in human adipocytes and is the Section Editor for the new ‘Basic Science’ section in BMC Obesity. In this interview we find out a little more about the key issues in this area of obesity research.