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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Durham Endocrinology & Ecology Laboratory

The Durham Endocrinology & Ecology Laboratory is a biological facility located at the Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Stockton. Developed by the Department of Anthropology, the laboratory is designed to conduct interdisciplinary research into endocrine biomarkers in the domains of stress, reproductive ecology, obesity and health.

This unique research facility is founded by members of the Medical Anthropology Research Group (MARG) to support a wide range of novel anthropological and health-related research projects and collaborations.

The laboratory was conceptualised by Principal Investigator Prof. Gillian Bentley

Laboratory director Dr. Gill Cooper ,supervises the day to day running of the laboratory.

The laboratory contributed to a hormone data report about how the colour red influences performance in competitive sports in 'Do you see what I see?' BBC 2 Horizon, screened 9pm Monday 8th August, 2011.

Enquiries regarding the laboratory, its facilities, usage costings, hormone research and future collaboration should be directed to Gill Cooper in the first instance: 0191 334 0466.