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Manchester Nutrition Network Meeting

12 July 2018

Find out more about our initial meeting for this group discussing nutrition research in Manchester.

We’re in the process of building a network for people working in the area of nutrition in order to help stimulate collaborations and future grant applications. This initiative is being sponsored by N8 AgriFood in Manchester as part of our Theme 3 work  in the field of ‘Improved Consumption and Health’.

We held our first Network meeting on 18 July and enjoyed a fascinating array of talks from colleagues across Manchester and our fellow N8 institutions as well as a really useful interactive discussion session. You can see the agenda we followed here:

Time

Talk/Session

Speaker

11:00

Teas and Coffees

11:10

Introduction to Network/N8 AgriFood element

Prof Clare Mills - Professor of Molecular Allergology

11:25

Funding Outlook

Dr Bruce Humphrey - Strategic Funding Manager

11:35

Overview   

Prof John McLaughlin - Professor of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

11:45

Neonatal parenteral nutrition: optimising amino acid formulations to improve preterm outcomes

Dr Colin Morgan -Consultant Neonatologist  and Honorary Lecturer University of Liverpool

12:00

Lunch

12:30

Development of a polygene score predictive of weight gain in first episode psychosis and exploration of genetic influences on satiety / appetite

Dr Adrian Heald - Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology and Honorary Senior Research Fellow

12:45

Dietary prevention of colorectal adenoma recurrence: false starts, fresh insights and future directions

Dr Bernard Corfe - Senior Lecturer in Oncology, Principal Investigator in Molecular Gastroenterology, University of Sheffield

13:00

MedEx-UK: A multi-centre feasibility study exploring the effects of a Mediterranean diet and physical activity intervention for the prevention of dementia

Dr Oliver Shannon, Newcastle University

13:15

You are what your mother ate – dissecting the mechanisms underlying the effect of maternal diet on pregnancy outcomes

Prof Melissa Westwood

13:30

Structured discussion groups designed to stimulate ideas for collaborative grants (with tea/coffee/cake) 

14:20

Introduction to N8 AgriFood pump priming funding

 Alison Fletcher

14:30

Close

If you'd like to find out more about the day's events including access to meeting notes and presentations and/or if you'd like to join our mailing list for this group please contact Alison on alison.fletcher@manchester.ac.uk 

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