There has been a large increase in the social and academic interest in diet and health over the past decade, from cooking as a leisure pursuit to the use of specific foods for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes. Humans have been programmed to utilise food for survival but our westernised diets are now creating a huge health burden through an increase cardiovascular diseases.
Applications are invited for a Rank Prize Nutrition Fund New Lecturer Award in the area of human nutrition or crop science. This grant is available to newly-appointed lecturers, researchers of equivalent status in research institutes, or fellows with their own independent support, working in a UK institution. The post must have been started not earlier than calendar year 2012 but allowance will be made for career breaks. The maximum grant will be £20,000 which can be used to fund any aspect of research that will further the applicant’s career.
The website of the 12th Conference of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS), which will be held in Berlin from 20-23 October 2015 with the title: “Nutrition and health throughout life-cycle – Nutritional sciences for the benefit of European consumers“ is now open.
Food Matters Live will attract 10,000+ visitors representing the most influential figures from across food science and manufacturing, research and development, food marketing, retailing, food service, nutrition and public health. 450 speakers will deliver the three-day Nourishing a Nation conference and multi-stream seminar programme.
I'm A Scientist, Get me out of here!, a free online event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists, are looking for scientists or healthcare professionals working around nutrition, behavioural change, food security, food and lifestyle related diseases.