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Prof Andrew Prentice: “Bush, Bench and Bedside: Nutrition Research in Rural Gambia”
5th March 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
- Professor Andrew Prentice: Head of the MRC International Nutrition Research Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and MRC Keneba, MRC Unit, The Gambia
- Thursday 05 March 2015, 18:00–19:00
- Wine Room, King’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Pauline Essah.
Wine will be served from 17:45
The Medical Research Council has funded an extraordinary research centre deep in the Gambian bush for almost 70 years (see www.ing.mrc.ac.uk). This is now a vibrant fieldstation that attempts to bring cutting edge science to some of the long-unanswered challenges in maternal and child health in low-income settings. To achieve this we need to collaborate with world leaders in Cambridge and beyond. My seminar will describe some of the outstanding diet-disease challenges in a global health context and use short vignettes on epigenetics and the iron-hepcidin-infection axis to show how we are trying to harness state-of-the-art methodologies to build a much stronger evidence base on which to design next-generation interventions.
This talk is part of the Cambridge-Africa Programme series.