This symposium focuses on the effects of early-life nutrition upon adult health and disease. The research presented will range from the clinical implications of early nutrition to the identification of basic mechanisms of nutritional programming.
14:00-14:10 Opening remarks
14:10-14:45 Atul Singhal (Institute of Child Health, UCL)
Early nutrition and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease: a clinical perspective
14:45-15:20 Lucilla Poston (King’s College London)
Obesity in pregnancy: a legacy for the next generation?
15:20-15:55 Sebastien Bouret (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Hormonal programming of brain feeding circuits
15:55-16:35 Refreshment break
16:35-17:10 Anne Ferguson-Smith (University of Cambridge)
Intergenerational epigenetic inheritance in a mouse model of in utero undernutrition
17:10-17:45 Alex Gould (The Francis Crick Institute)
Nutritional programming of metabolism and lifespan in Drosophila
17:45-18:20 Susan Ozanne (University of Cambridge)
Mechanisms underlying the developmental origins of health and disease: what do they tell us about intervention strategies?
18:20-18:30 Concluding remarks
18.30-20:00 Drinks reception
This event is free to attend but you must register by clicking on the green 'Register' button above. To download the programme as a pdf and for other Crick events visit www.crick.ac.uk/events
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The Francis Crick Institute
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