Symposia organised by the Human and Animal Nutrition and Crop Husbandry Fund

Latest symposia topics (2019)

  • Designing Food Structure to Control Digestion and Improve Health Impacts
  • New Crop Protection
  • Obesity: From Prevention to Molecular Mechanisms
  • Chemical Signalling in the Rhizosphere

Past symposia topics


  • The Impact of Ethnicity on Risk of Diet-related Diseases
  • The Shape of Wheat to Come


  • The Role of Wheat in Diet, Health and Disease
  • Soils, Organisms and Pollutants and their Consequences for Human Health
  • Carbohydrates and Health: Dietary Restriction and Ageing
  • Maternal and Paternal Intergenerational Programming Effects 


  • Developmental Programming of Human Disease: Preconception Nutrition and Lifelong Health
  • The Role of Crops in Providing Micronutrients (Fe, Zn, Se) for Human Health
  • Dietary Restriction and Ageing
  • Nutrition: Implications to Ageing Processes and People 


  • Nutrition and Cancer
  • Cereal Genomics to Address Grand Challenges
  • Perenniality - Potential and Challenges for Future Sustainable Crop Production
  • Obesity


  • Metabolism and Circadian Rhythms - Implications for Obesity and Insulin Resistance
  • Oxidative Stress, Does it Play a Role in Life Histories and Ageing?
  • Gut Hormones and Nutrition
  • Sensing and Automation in Crop Production


  • Gene Transfer to Plants: 30 Years On
  • Methyl Donors and Human Nutrition
  • Long Chain n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Human Diet - Health and Sustainability Issues
  • Mechanistic Aspects and Functional Outcomes of Vitamin D
  • Fruit and Health in the 21st Century


  • New Horizons in Plant-Pathogen Interactions
  • Non-Digestible Polysaccharides in the Human Diet: From Farm to Pharmacy
  • Photosynthesis
  • Sports Nutrition


  • Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition
  • Roots for Improving Resource Acquisition in Crops
  • Evolution of the Human Diet
  • Alcohol and Nutrition 


  • Dietary Flavonoids: Mechanisms of Action and Human Health
  • Sensory Aspects of Pollination
  • Nutrient Sensing and Signalling
  • Nutritional Biomarkers: Present Science and Future Opportunities


  • Nutrition and HIV
  • Unravelling Common Epigenetic Processes Affecting Crop Quality and Human Development
  • Regulation of Appetite
  • Domestication of Cereals and Exploitation of Genetic Diversity in Improvement


  • Recent Advances in Nutrient Transport
  • Chemical and Visual Ecology of Arthropods: From Genes to Pest Management
  • Transport of Micronutrients in Animals and Plants
  • High Sustainable Cereal Yields under Drought
  • Research for Food Security


  • Long Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Human Nutritional Requirements and Provision in the Food Chain
  • Iron: Key Regulator of Host Pathogen Interactions
  • Adiposity
  • The Origins of the Science and Practice of Infant and Child Nutrition and Feeding
  • Foods Fads and Fallacies


  • Can we Improve the Utilisation of Nitrogen in Cereals?
  • Birthweight and Prenatal Nutrition
  • Nutrigenomics


  • Dietary Supplements
  • Improving the Plant Secretory System for Nutrition and Health
  • Bread
  • Environmental and Nutritional Influences on Infant Development and Behaviour


  • Phytochemicals and the Prevention of Disease
  • Caloric Restriction and Ageing
  • Nutrition and Gut Flora
  • Joint Meeting with The Novartis Foundation on The Rising Tide of Diabetes in Children and Young Adults 


  • Plant Food Allergens
  • Diet, Activity and Child Health
  • Nutrition and Adolescence


  • Insulin
  • Nutrition and Brain Function and Development
  • Potatoes: An Important Food Crop
  • Lactation and Disease
  • Determinants and Implications of Breastfeeding Success


  • Nutrient Transport Mechanisms
  • Metabolic Control Analysis
  • Glycaemic Response to Carbohydrate Rich Foods
  • Nutrient Sensing
  • Regional and Social Conditions and Diet Related Diseases in the UK


  • Water
  • Nutrients and Hormonal Modulation
  • Micronutrient Function in Anti-Oxidant Systems