Food and the Planet: The 2nd Annual Symposium of the UCL Food, Metabolism and Society Research Domain
Wednesday March 21, 2018
Symposium: 08:45am - 17:30pm
Reception: 17:30am - 19:00pm
Talks: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH
Registration / Hospitality: Winter Garden
The UCL Food, Metabolism and Society Research Domain promotes interdisciplinary approaches addressing the biology and genetics of metabolism, metabolic disease, and the economics and history of global nutrition; and aims to further communication between academics, policy-makers, the food industry, and the public. Its 2018 international symposium, Food and the Planet explores multi-disciplinary solutions to the challenges of food security and sustainability, and the growing global burden of metabolic disease.
Under symposium themes of Sustainability and Environment; Food Science; Metabolic Disease; The Microbiome and Health; and Metabolism and Deep Time, its speakers will consider key current challenges, including: how science and society can combat the epidemic of metabolic disease and foodborne illness, and counter antimicrobial resistance; how global food systems can move rapidly towards sustainability; and whether science can create food sources that are not land-hungry, water-thirsty, and pollution-heavy.
08:30 Registration / Coffee
09:00 WELCOME & SYMPOSIUM OBJECTIVES
Prof Frances Brodsky, Chair of the UCL Food, Metabolism and Society Research Domain and Director, UCL Division of Biosciences
SESSION 1 - SUSTAINABILITY & THE ENVIRONMENT
Sir Tim Smit, Eden Project - The vacuum that nature abhors
Dr Riaz Bhunoo, Global Food Security Programme - Business unusual - a food systems approach for health, sustainability and resilience
Dr Carole Dalin, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources - Measuring the Environmental Sustainability of Global Food Production and Trade
Dr Marco Springmann, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food - Planetary boundaries of the food system: analysing the option space
Chair: Dr Richard Pearson, UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research
10:55 SESSION 2 - FOOD SCIENCE
Prof Kent Kirschenbaum, NYU - Plant-Based "Meat": Innovating a Bloody Good Burger
Dr Yemisi Latunde-Dada, King's College London - The role of meat in iron nutrition and metabolism: can it be replaced by edible insects?
Prof Dorian Fuller, UCL - The archaeology of cooking traditions: Asia vs the West
Chair: Prof Barry Smith, Centre for the Study of the Senses
13:15 SESSION 3 - METABOLIC DISEASE AND THE MICROBIOME I
Prof Jennie Brand-Miller, University of Sydney - Which diet for the healthiest planet?
Prof Kelle Moley, Washington University - The obesity epidemic: could it be an oocyte issue?
Prof Megan Vaughan, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies - Routes to metabolic disease: insights from older people in Malawi
Dr Matteo Fumagalli, Imperial College London - Species adaptation to extreme diets
Chair: Prof Nishi Chaturvedi, UCL MRC Unit of Lifelong Health & Ageing
15:00 SESSION 4 - METABOLIC DISEASE AND THE MICROBIOME II
Prof Ian Charles, Quadram Institute - Exploring the microbiome at the Quadram Institute
Dr Andrew Smith, UCL - The human oral microbiome
Dr Claire Steves, King's College London - The human microbiome and conditions of ageing: Insights from TwinsUK
Dr Nick Lesica, UCL - A neuroscientist’s view of obesity
Prof Mike Murphy, University of Cambridge - Mitochondrial redox metabolism in health & disease
Chair: Dr Celia Caulcott, UCL Innovation & Enterprise
17:00 SESSION 5 - METABOLISM & DEEP TIME
KEYNOTE Prof Nick Lane, UCL - The Flux Capacitor: Mitochondria, metabolism and disease
Chair: Prof Mark Thomas, UCL
17:30 Wine reception
For more details regarding the 2018 Food, Metabolism and Society Symposium please contact Dr Aarathi Prasad (firstname.lastname@example.org).