Dr Liam M Heaney


Dr Liam M Heaney Dr Liam M Heaney

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PhD Analytical Chemistry, 2016, Loughborough University
MSc Exercise Physiology, 2011, Loughborough University

BSc Sport & Exercise Science, 2009, Loughborough University

Research Area

Liquid chromatography
Gas chromatography
Mass spectrometry
Biomarker discovery
Population studies
Exhaled breath volatiles
Exercise science
Animal models


Current research involves a combination of targeted and untargeted methods for the analysis of non-volatile compounds present in human plasma samples by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Untargeted, or metabolomic, methods allow to prospect for novel biomarkers to assist with both diagnosis, and prognosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Further to this, we have great interest in adopting previously suggested target biomarkers and using large data set population studies to help further the understanding of the role that these molecules may play in CVD.


Bossone E, Arcopinto M, Iacoviello M, Triggiani V, Cacciatore F, Maiello C, Limongelli G, Masarone D, Perticone F, Sciacqua A, Perrone-Filardi P, Mancini A, Volterrani M, Vriz O, Castello R, Passantino A, Campo M, Modesti PA, De Giorgi A, Monte I, Puzzo A, Ballotta A, Caliendo L, D’Assante R, Marra AM, Salzano A, Suzuki T, Cittadini A. On behalf of TOSCA Investigators Multiple Hormonal and Metabolic Deficiency Syndrome in Chronic Heart Failure: rationale, design and demographic characteristics of the T.O.S.CA. Registry. Internal and Emergency Medicine 2018; doi: 10.1007/s11739-018-1844-8.

Salzano A*, D'Assante R*, Heaney LM, Monaco F, Rengo G, Valente P, Pasquali D, Bossone E, Gianfrilli D, Lenzi A, Cittadini A, Marra AM, Napoli R. Klinefelter syndrome, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Review of literature and clinical perspectives. Endocrine 2018; doi: 10.1007/s12020-018-1584-6

Israr MZ, Heaney LM, Ng LL*, Suzuki T*. B-type natriuretic peptide molecular forms for risk stratification and prediction of outcome after acute myocardial infarction. American Heart Journal 2018;200:37-43.

Heaney LM. Shifting gears. The Analytical Scientist: landmark literature part II. 2018 Jan:30-31.

Israr MZ*, Heaney LM*, Suzuki T. Proteomic biomarkers of heart failure. Heart Failure Clinics 2018;14:93-107.

Heaney LM, Lindley MR. Translation of exhaled breath volatile analyses to sport and exercise applications. Metabolomics 2017;13:139.

Israr MZ, Heaney LM, Suzuki T. In Reply: The emerging value of molecular forms of B-type natriuretic peptide in heart failure. Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine 2017;2:62.

Heaney LM, Jones DJL, Suzuki T. Mass spectrometry in medicine: a technology for the future? Future Science OA 2017;3:FSO213.

Israr MZ, Heaney LM, Suzuki T. Serial measurements of natriuretic peptide to assess pharmacological interventions and subsequent impact on cardiovascular risk stratification in heart failure: a precision medicine approach. Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine 2017;2:17.

Suzuki T, Heaney LM, Jones DJL, Ng LL. In reply. Clinical Chemistry 2017;63:1046-7.

Heaney LM, Deighton K, Suzuki T. Non-targeted metabolomics in sport and exercise science. Journal of Sports Sciences 2017; doi: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1305122.

Heaney LM. Measuring the microbiome. The Analytical Scientist: in my view. 2017 Feb:18-19.

Suzuki T*, Israr MZ*, Heaney LM, Takaoka M, Squire IB, Ng LL. Prognostic role of molecular forms of B-type natriuretic peptide in acute heart failure. Clinical Chemistry 2017;63:880-886.

Suzuki T*, Heaney LM*, Jones DJL, Ng LL. Trimethylamine N-oxide and risk stratification after acute myocardial infarction. Clinical Chemistry 2017;63:420-8.

Suzuki T, Lyon A, Saggar R, Heaney LM, Aizawa K, Cittadini A, Mauro C, Citro R, Limongelli G, Ferrara F, Vriz O, Morley-Smith A, Calabro P, Bossone E. Biomarkers of acute cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016;5:416-33.

Mbasu RJ*, Heaney LM*, Molloy BJ*, Hughes CJ*, Ng LL, Vissers JPC, Langridge JI, Jones DJL. Advances in quadrupole and time-of-flight mass spectrometry for peptide MRM based translational research analysis. Proteomics 2016;16:2206-20.

Heaney LM, Ruszkiewicz DM, Arthur KL, Hadjithekli A, Aldcroft C, Lindley MR, Thomas CLP, Turner MA*, Reynolds JC*. Real-time monitoring of exhaled volatiles using atmospheric pressure chemical ionization on a compact mass spectrometer. Bionalysis 2016;8:1325-36.

Suzuki T*, Heaney LM*, Bhandari SS, Jones DJL, Ng LL. Trimethylamine N-oxide and prognosis in acute heart failure. Heart 2016;102:841-8.

Heaney LM*, Jones DJL*, Mbasu RJ, Ng LL, Suzuki T. High mass accuracy assay for trimethylamine N-oxide using stable-isotope dilution with liquid chromatography coupled to orthogonal acceleration time of flight mass spectrometry with multiple reaction monitoring. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2016;408:797-804.

Heaney LM, Suzuki T. Clinical mass spectrometry in heart disease. Cardiogenetics 2015;5:5459.

Stevens D, Cornmell R, Taylor D, Grimshaw SG, Riazanskaia S, Arnold DS, Johansson Fernstad SF, Smith AM, Heaney LM, Reynolds JC, Thomas CLP, Harker M. Spatial Variations in the Microbial Community Structure and Diversity of the Human Foot is Associated with the Production of Odorous Volatiles. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2015;91:1-11.

*equal contribution from authors

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Wetsman, N. The Difference Between Power and Endurance Athletes Is in Their Blood. Gizmodo.com 22/02/2018.


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Klinefelter syndrome, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Review of

literature and clinical perspectives

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