Metabolism & Society @ UCL: A Symposium on Food, Culture & Metabolic Health
How can science and society combat the epidemic of metabolic disease?
How do human metabolic needs shape our culture and environment?
How does our culture influence our metabolic health?
Please join us for a day of presentations and dissucssions of our research and the ways we can collaborate to solve the metabolic issues facing our society and our planet.
Featuring keynote addresses from:
Stephen Simpson, PhD, AC, FAA, FRS - Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney: "Putting the Balance Back in Diet: The Nutritional Geometry of Metabolic Disease, Obesity and Ageing"
Mark Miodownik, PhD, FREng, CEng - Director, Institute of Making, University College London: "The Taste of Spoons and Other Inedible Objects"
Hannah Landecker, PhD - Director, Institute for Society and Genetics, University of California - Los Angeles: title coming soon
Additional speakers include:
* Dr. Filipe Cabreiro: "Drugs, bugs and us - a multi-layered metabolic connection"
* Prof. Michael Duchen: "Mitochondrial biology in health and disease"
* Dr. Kaori O'Connor: "The impact of cultural values on food choice - the case of seaweed"
* Dr. Markus Ralser: "Metabolism and the origins of life"
* Dr. Joanne Santini: "Arsenic metabolism: from microbes to humans"
* Prof. Jonathan Wells: "The fundamental relationships between nutrition, power and health"