Dr Vinood B. Patel BSc, PhD, FHEA, FRSC is a Reader in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Westminster and honorary fellow at King’s College London. Dr Patel graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Pharmacology and completed his PhD in protein metabolism from King’s College London in 1997 and post doctoral studies at Wake Forest University Medical School, USA. He presently directs studies on metabolic pathways involved in diabetes and liver disease, particularly related to mitochondrial energy regulation and cell death. Research is being undertaken to study the role of nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, iron, alcohol and fatty acids. Other areas of interest include identifying new biomarkers that can be used for diagnosis and prognosis of liver disease, understanding mitochondrial oxidative stress in Alzheimers disease and gastrointestinal dysfunction in autism. Dr Patel has edited biomedical books in the area of diet, nutrition and health prevention, biomarkers, has published over 150 articles.