Dr Jon Power

Originally from the Peak District, Jon studied at the University of Salford in 1986, graduating in 1989 with a BSc in Biological Sciences. He then moved south  to the University of Portsmouth (in collaboration with the National Institute of Medical Research,  London) to start a PhD  in nematode parasitology.


Following his studies,  Jon had a switch of fields when he joined the Bone Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge in 1996 as laboratory technician specialising in hard tissue histology. The main focus of investigation related to osteoporotic hip fracture and he was promoted to Research Associate in 2000, remaining in the group till 2011. More recently he joined the Orthopaedic Research Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge working on ovine models of joint repair. His main areas of research include:


  • In situ analysis of bone loss associated with femoral neck fracture in the elderly

  • Osteocytes as regulators of bone remodelling

  • The role of osteocytic sclerostin (inhibitor of bone formation) in fracture repair

  • Analysis of joint repair mechanisms in ovine models


Dr Sohail Mustaq


Sohail started his academic career reading for a BSc in Biochemistry followed by an MSc in Immunology at the University of Essex.


He began his professional research career at the University of Reading as a research assistant in a cardiovascular laboratory investigating the role of LDL oxidation in atherosclerosis.


Sohail then completed his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry at Nottingham Trent University. This involved investigating the effects of dietary supplementation of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on body composition and lipid metabolism in humans, as well as evaluating CLA intake in the UK.


Sohail joined the Univeristy of Chester in 2009 and is currently the programme leader for MSc Human Nutrition and leads several postgraduate and undergraduate modules


His current research interests include: the role of fatty acids in lipid metabolism/cardiovascular disease, and the biochemical and physiological role of micronutrients (in particular, B-vitamins) in health.