Konstantinos Manolopoulos

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Konstantinos Manolopoulos is a Clinician Scientist in Endocrinology with a research interest in human in vivo metabolic physiology. He is exploring the hormonal determinants of adipose tissue function, and is particularly interested in the factors causing adipocyte dysfunction in obesity. Furthermore, he investigates the cross-talk between adipose tissue and other organs such as gut, liver and muscle. He leads the Human Integrative Physiology and Metabolism lab at the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility. His research is funded by the Society for Endocrinology, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the BBSRC, and the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD).

He is an Honorary Consultant in Endocrinology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and his clinical interests are complex endocrine obesity and PCOS.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Dr Manolopoulos is interested in supervising doctoral research in the following areas:

Hormonal determinants of human adipose tissue function in vivo
Determinants of adipocyte dysfunction in obesity
The cross-talk between adipose tissue and peripheral organs, and the effect of exercise


  • R Medicine (General) - Obesity, Adipose tissue physiology, Experimental Medicine, Human in vivo studies