Health & Food Safety

There are many diseases and infections that people get through the food they eat, and food safety, particularly but not exclusively in less-developed countries, is a major challenge.
 

Panel discussion organised by by first year PhD students studying at the University of Oxford as part of the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership in Evironmental Research. Part of the Grand Challenges Seminar Series 2017.

Date: Tuesday 30 May, 17:30-18:30

Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

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As part of the Environmental Change Institute's Big Ideas Seminar Series Dr Prabhu Pingali, of Cornell University, will speak about economic growth, structural transformation and the evolving food security challenge. 
 
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The 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy will be celebrated in Melbourne, Australia, from Friday 2 to Tuesday 6 December 2016. With our guiding theme of ‘Utopian Appetites’, we are looking with hope towards bright food futures.

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All talks are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm at Green Templeton College

 

Entrance is £5 and everyone is welcome.

 

February 10th: Professor Bruce Griffin, Biomedical Scientist: "Saturated fat, sugar and cardiovascular disease: the truth behind the headlines."

March 16th: Geoff Bond, Nutritional Antghropoplogist. "How to grow old without feeling old; insights from our ancient origins."

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People » Adrian Smith

University Lecturer in Infectious Diseases & Fellow of St Catherine’s College

Adrian Smith’s research focuses on understanding the basis of immunity to infection, including the study of immune mechanisms that operate in birds and mammals.

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People » Amy McLennan

Research Associate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Amy is an academic researcher and policy analyst. She is driven by the view that collaborative work which crosses ‘traditional’ boundaries is vital for understanding and addressing today’s major global health issues. Her background reflects this view; she has academic training in biomedical sciences, social sciences and French language, and professional experience in the academic, policy and private sectors.

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People » Angela McLean

Professor of Mathematical Biology, Fellow of All Souls College & Co-Director of the Institute for Emerging Infections

Angela McLean’s research interests lie in the use of mathematical models to aid the understanding of the evolution and spread of infectious agents, with a current focus on Hepatitis C (HCV), HIV and influenza.

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People » Carolina Bruschi

PhD Student, University of Reading

Carolina Bruschi is a PhD student in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading. She graduated in Biology at Universidade Estadual de Londrina (Londrina, Brazil) and did her masters studies in Applied Microbiology at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto, Portugal). Her studies focus on food health and safety, mainly working with lactic acid bacteria and Listeria monocytogenes.

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People » Charles Michel

"Chef-in-residence"

Charles is a Franco-Colombian professional chef graduated from ‘Institut Paul Bocuse’ cookery school in Lyon, France in 2006. After a classical training in kitchens in France and Italy, including two years at the three Michelin-starred restaurant “Dal Pescatore”, his work as a cook took a turn in a collaborative research with professor Charles Spence, applying insights from sensory and psychological science to culinary creations.

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People » Christopher Fairburn

Professor of Psychiatry & Wellcome Principal Research Fellow

Christopher Fairburn’s research focuses on the nature and treatment of eating disorders.

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