Professor Helen R. Griffiths

Helen Griffiths

Professor in Biomedical Sciences


Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Relations

School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET

Email: h.r.griffiths@aston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3950
Fax:+44 (0)121 204 5142

Room MB438f and G57

Research Group

Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research  

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)  

Newton Scholars hosted

Dr Alaa Refaat, Zewail City University, Egypt, 2015. Read Alaa's blog here

Dr Tram Phamthikim, Ho Chi Min City Centre for Biotechnology, Vietnam. 2016


 Member of the Biology Teaching Programme

Glenn Award for Ageing Research. 2014.                                                                                                    Fellow of the Society of Biology. 2011.                                                                                                         Aston Excellence Award for Outstanding Researcher of the Year 2009.                                                     1st Catherine Pasquier Prize. From European Society for Free Radical Research 2004.

Chair, VNUK ASEAN hub steering commmittee 2015-

Vietnam UK Friendship Committee 2015-

Chair, British Society for Research on Ageing 2013- 2016

Chair, UK Deans of Science 2013-2015

European Society for Free Radical Research. 2008-2016

Biochemical Society Theme Panel III 2007-2016

BBRSC panel D member
  • Nutrient-gene interaction - effects on cellular and plasma omics
  • Interplay between lipids/sphingolipids and reactive oxygen species
  • Immune cell dysfunction during inflammation and ageing
  • Monocyte-endothelial cell dysfunction during inflammation
  • Intracellular redox regulation of cell survival and adaptation
  • Reversible protein oxidation during signalling, and the effects of irreversible modification on function 
Financial support from Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK), BBSRC, ERDF, Marie Curie, Horizon 2020, British Council, KRUK and Industry is gratefully acknowledged.

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European Society for Free Radical Research

Biochemical Society

Nutrition Society

British Society for Research on Ageing

Publications from 2008

For a list of full publications with abstracts please go to the database PubMed and enter the search term – Griffiths HR.