Food and the Planet: The 2nd Annual Symposium of the UCL Food, Metabolism and Society Research Domain
Wednesday March 21, 2018
Symposium: 08:45am - 17:30pm
Reception: 17:30am - 19:00pm
Talks: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH
Registration / Hospitality: Winter Garden
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.
- 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
- 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 Mike Murphy, University of Cambridge – Mitochondrial Redox Metabolism in Health & Disease
- Prof Megan Vaughan, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies – Routes to metabolic disease: insights from older people in Malawi
- 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
- Prof Frances Brodsky, Director, UCL Biosciences
- Prof Ian Charles, Quadram Institute
- Prof Barry C Smith, Centre for the Study of the Senses
- Dr Marco Springmann, University of Oxford
- Dr Andrew Smith, Eastman Dental Institute
- Dr Celia Caulcott, UCL Vice-Provost (Enterprise)
- Prof Nishi Chaturvedi, UCL MRC Unit of Lifelong Health & Ageing
For more details regarding the 2018 Food, Metabolism and Society Symposium please contact Dr Aarathi Prasad (firstname.lastname@example.org).