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Dr Yiannis Mavrommatis

Programme Director - Nutrition and Genetics

About Research Media

Yiannis completed an honours degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen followed by an MSc in Human Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Aberdeen. He studied for his PhD at the Rowett Research Institute in the field of molecular nutrition investigating the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular disease. 

He did his postdoctoral research project at the University of Reading where he explored the sensorial quality and degradation of hospital food in the UK.

Prior to coming to St Mary’s he was a lecturer at the London Metropolitan University, where he also completed a PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.



  • Mavrommatis Y, Moynihan P, Gosney M & Methven L (2011). Hospital catering systems and their impact on the sensorial profile of foods provided to older patients in the UK. Appetite, 57(1):14-20.
  • Mavrommatis  Y,  Ross  K,  Rucklidge  G,  Reid  M,  Duncan  G,  Gordon  MJ,  Thies  F,  Sneddon  A &  de Roos  B (2009). Intervention with fish oil, but not with docosahexaenoic acid, results in lower levels of hepatic soluble epoxide hydrolase with time in apoE-knockout mice. British Journal of Nutrition, 103(1):16-24.
  • De Roos B, Mavrommatis, Y & Brouwer IA (2009). Omega-3 fatty acids - novel insights into cellular mechanisms. British Journal of Pharmacology, 158(2):413-28.
  • Duthie SJ, Mavrommatis Y, Rucklidge G, Reid M, Duncan G, Moyer MP, Bestwick CS, Pirie LP (2008). The response of human colonocytes to folate deficiency in vitro: functional and proteomic analyses. Journal of Proteome Research, 7(8): 3254-3266.
  • Mavrommatis Y, Thies F, Ross K, Gordon MJ, McLeod E, Sneddon A, Rucklidge G, Reid M, Duncan G, Mayer C, Horgan G, Arthur J & de Roos B (2007). The effects of fish oil and DHA on soluble epoxide hydrolase in apoE -/-  mice. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 66: 579-584.
  • Duthie SJ, Bestwick CS, Mavrommatis Y, Moyer MP, & Pirie LP (2006). The cellular response of normal human colonocytes to folate deficiency in vitro: proteomic and functional analyses. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 65: 455-461.

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Areas of expertise: Nutrition and genetics (including nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics and personalised nutrition)

Dr Yiannis Mavrommatis' expertise is in genotyping, translating DNA analyses and use them to deliver personalised diet regimes, nutrition-related epigenetic effects, educating health professionals in nutrient-gene interactions.

Languages (other than English): Greek
Media Experience: Recorded TV interview

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