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UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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The UCL Food, Metabolism and Society Research Domain promotes interdisciplinary approaches addressing the biology and genetics of metabolism, metabolic disease, and the economics and history of global nutrition; and aims to further communication between academics, policy-makers, the food industry, and the public. Its 2018 international symposium, Food and the Planet explores multi-disciplinary solutions to the challenges of food security and sustainability, and the growing global burden of metabolic disease.

Under symposium themes of Sustainability and Environment; Food Science; Metabolic Disease; The Microbiome and Health; and Metabolism and Deep Time, its speakers will consider key current challenges, including: how science and society can combat the epidemic of metabolic disease and foodborne illness, and counter antimicrobial resistance; how global food systems can move rapidly towards sustainability; and whether science can create food sources that are not land-hungry, water-thirsty, and pollution-heavy.

Including talks by

Sir Tim Smit, The Eden Project The vacuum that nature abhors
Dr Carole Dalin, UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources Measuring the environmental sustainability of global food production and trade
Dr Marco Springmann Planetary boundaries of the food system: analysing the option space

Prof Kent Kirschenbaum, NYU Chemistry Plant-based "meat": Innovating a bloody good burger
Dr Yemisi Latunde-Dada, KCL Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences The role of meat in iron nutrition and metabolism: can it be replaced by edible insects?
Prof Dorian Fuller, UCL Institute of Archaeology The archaeology of cooking traditions: Asia vs the West

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller, University of Sydney Which diet for the healthiest planet?
Prof Kelle Moley, Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences The obesity epidemic: could it be an oocyte issue?
Prof Megan Vaughan, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies Routes to metabolic disease: insights from older people in Malawi
Matteo Fumagalli, Imperial College London Species adaptation to extreme diets

Dr Andrew Smith, Eastman Dental Institute, UCL The human oral microbiome
Prof Mike Murphy, University of Cambridge Mitochondrial redox metabolism in health & disease
Dr Claire Steves, Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, KCL – The Human Microbiome and Conditions of Ageing: Insights from TwinsUK
Dr Nicholas Lesica, UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences – The gut: a neuroscientist’s view of eating
Prof Nick Lane, UCL Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment Evolution & metabolic disease

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Prof Frances Brodsky, Director, UCL Biosciences
Prof Ian Charles, Quadram Institute
Prof Barry C Smith, Centre for the Study of the Senses
Dr Celia Caulcott, UCL Vice-Provost (Enterprise)
Prof Nishi Chaturvedi, UCL MRC Unit of Lifelong Health & Ageing
Prof Mark Thomas, UCL Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

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08:30 Registration

09:00 Session I SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVRONMENT
10:55 Session II – FOOD SCIENCE
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Session III – METABOLIC DISEASE
15:30 Session IV – METABOLIC DISEASE & THE MICROBIOME
17:00 Session IV – METABOLISM AND DEEP TIME

For more details on the programme please contact Dr Aarathi Prasad (a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk).


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