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Professor John Pickup

Research interests

Professor Pickup's clinical and research interests are in diabetes. He has a long-standing interest in the development of novel technology for the improved management of diabetes, starting from the development of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, through to in vivo glucose sensors. His current research focuses on the clinical application of insulin pump therapy and continuous and self blood glucose monitoring, fluorescence methods for sensing glucose and applications of nanomedicine in diabetes research. Other research interests include activation of the innate immune system and inflammation as a cause of type 2 diabetes.He has had a long-term collaboration with the University of Strathclyde investigating applications of photophysics in clinical medicine, and is Visiting Professor in the Dept of Physics. Recent grants include a &pound;4.3 million Science and Innovation award from the EPSRC for nanometrology research, in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde. This involves the setting up of a Nanomedicine Unit at King&rsquo;s College London which will focus on applications in diabetes and metabolism.<br /> <br /> <br />

Editorial activity

Participation in conference

Hypoglycaemia Meeting, Perugia, Italy,

John Pickup (Speaker)

May 2007 → …

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Medtronic Ltd, Pump Meeting

John Pickup (Speaker)

Feb 2007 → …

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St Thomas’s Hospital, Dietitian’s meeting,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Feb 2007 → …

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Diabetes Technology Society, Atlanta, USA (also Chairman)

John Pickup (Speaker)

Nov 2006 → …

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5th National PUMP Conference, Manchester,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Oct 2006 → …

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World Congress Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Berlin, Germany,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Oct 2006 → …

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International Forum on Glucose Monitoring, Florence, Italy,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Oct 2006 → …

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American Diabetes Association, Washington,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Jun 2006 → …

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Diabetes UK and Satellite meeting, Birmingham (also Chairman),

John Pickup (Speaker)

Mar 2006 → …

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European Association for the Study of Diabetes, AIDPIT Symposium, Pisa (plenary speaker)

John Pickup (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Feb 2006 → …

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German Diabetes Society Annual Meeting, Leipzig,

John Pickup (Speaker)

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French National Diabetes Association, Insulin Pump Symposium, Paris, France,

John Pickup (Speaker)

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Diabetes Technology Society, San Francisco, USA (also Chairman),

John Pickup (Speaker)

Nov 2005 → …

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Royal Society of Chemistry, London,

John Pickup (Speaker)

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Chinese Endocrinologists, Beijing, Shanghai, Guanghou, China,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Jul 2005 → …

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Waltham Centre, Physiological Monitoring Meeting, University of Nottingham,

John Pickup (Speaker)

May 2005 → …

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International Insulin Replacement Symposium, Assissi, Italy (also Chairman),

John Pickup (Speaker)

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Canadian Endocrine Residents Association, Mont Tremblant, Canada,

John Pickup (Speaker)

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International Diabetes Federation, Bangkok,

John Pickup (Speaker)

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Steno Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark

John Pickup (Speaker)

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Diabetes UK, Glasgow,

John Pickup (Speaker)

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Diabetes Technology Society, Philadelphia,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Oct 2004 → …

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Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International Open Meeting for Patients, London,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Oct 2004 → …

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Granada Spain,

John Pickup (Speaker)

May 2004 → …

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LifeScan Symposium Inverness, Scotland,

John Pickup (Speaker)

May 2004 → …

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Society for Endocrinology, Alternative mechanisms of insulin delivery, London,

John Pickup (Speaker)

2004 → …

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Goldman Sachs Symposium on the Metabolic Syndrome, London

John Pickup (Speaker)

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Effective Use of Diabetes Monitoring, lecture at London (April), Cardiff (July) and York (July),

John Pickup (Speaker)

2004 → …

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Plenary lecture, Biosensors

John Pickup (Keynote/plenary speaker)

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Diabetes Technology Society, San Fransico

John Pickup (Speaker)

Nov 2003 → …

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LifeScan Symposium, Paris,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Aug 2003 → …

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International Diabetes Federation, Paris, (Meet the Expert)

John Pickup (Speaker)

Aug 2003 → …

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Diabetes UK Annual Meeting Glasgow

John Pickup (Speaker)

Mar 2003 → …

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Diabetes Symposium, Athens,

John Pickup (Speaker)

2003 → …

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Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International meeting, London,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Nov 2002 → …

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Diabetes Technology Society, Atlanta,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Nov 2002 → …

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EASD Satellite Meeting, Budapest,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Sep 2002 → …

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Diabetes UK Annual Meeting, Birmingham,

John Pickup (Speaker)

Mar 2002 → …

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Opportunities for Nanomedicine in Diabetes, King’s College Lon

John Pickup (Speaker)

2001 → …

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Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Nominated expert, NICE review of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion

John Pickup (Member)

2007 → …

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Invited reviewer, Health Technology Assessment on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion, NICE

John Pickup (Member)

2007 → …

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Contributor and advisor, Royal Society of Edinburgh report on Nanotechnology

John Pickup (Advisor)

2006 → …

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Blood Glucose Self Monitoring Consensus Group

John Pickup (Member)

20042006

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Management Committee, Diabetes Technology Society

John Pickup (Member)

2002 → …

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Bayer LifeScan, Medtronic, MSD, Takeda, Novo Nordisk, Lein Applied Diagnosics, Solianis Monitoring

John Pickup (Advisor)

2001 → …

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SE Sector Insulin Pump Group

John Pickup (Member)

2001 → …

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Court and University of London Representative, Cranfield University

John Pickup (Member)

1996 → …

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Publication peer-review

Diabetic Medicine etc (Journal)

John Pickup (Editor)

2001 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Diabetologia (Journal)

John Pickup (Editor)

2001 → …

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Diabetes Care (Journal)

John Pickup (Editor)

2001 → …

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Nature and all the main journals in my specialist field (Diabetes (Journal)

John Pickup (Editor)

2001 → …

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BMJ (International Edition) (Journal)

John Pickup (Editor)

2001 → …

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Referee of original research papers for some 35 academic journals including the Lancet (Journal)

John Pickup (Editor)

2001 → …

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Types of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Health Technology Assessment on Inhaled Insulin, NICE

John Pickup (Member)

2005 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

also Keynote Speaker and section leader), Dept of Health Insulin Pumps Working Group,

John Pickup (Member)

20052007

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

House of Commons All Party Group on Diabetes, meeting on Insulin Pump Therapy, London

John Pickup (Chair)

2005 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

and Chairman, European Foundation for Study of Diabetes Grant Review Board

John Pickup (Chair)

2005 → …

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Diabetes UK Grant Review Board,

John Pickup (Member)

2001 → …

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