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Registration open for nutrition and health conference


The annual spring meeting of the Molecular Epidemiology Group UK (MEGUK) will see a number of international health researchers travel to Aberdeen in March.

AECCThe conference is entitled ‘Nutrition and Human Health: from Molecules to Man’ and will take place on 24 March. It is being hosted by academics from Robert Gordon University (RGU).

It will bring together academic and clinical researchers to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) to discuss topics including the influence of diet on colon and HPV-linked cancers, the human microbiome and gut health and the impact of diet on epigenetic modulators of human disease.

In addition, there will be a series of talks from leading researchers from the UK, Germany and Norway.

The MEGUK meeting is open to all academics, students and researchers with an interest in diet, human health and molecular epidemiology.

There will an opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to give their own presentations in a number of reserved places. RGU’s School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, along with the Aberdeen Science Centre, will sponsor prizes for the best presentation and poster.

Professor Susan Duthie, Associate Head of the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and organiser of the meeting, said: “This is a unique meeting and a great opportunity for both young and experienced researchers to meet with and learn from leaders in the field.

“Each of our national and international speakers work at the very cutting edge of research into diet and human health and can provide an invaluable insight into the field. I also look forward to receiving abstracts from postgraduate students and early career researchers interested in presenting at the meeting, as the meeting will provide a stimulating and focused setting for nurturing scientific discussion.”

For more information on the MEGUK meeting, to book a place or to submit an abstract, please click here.

Release by Jonathon Milne
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