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

 2018

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

 2017

  • 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 
 

 2016

  • 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 
 

 2015

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

2014

  • 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
 

 2013

  • 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
 

 2012

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

 2011

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

 2010

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

 2009

  • 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
 

 2008

  • 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
 

 2007

  • 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
 

 2006

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

 2005

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

 2004

  • 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 
 

 2003

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

 2002

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

 2001

  • 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
 

 2000

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

 1999

  • Nutrition and Gut Cell Function
  • Nutrition and Renal Function
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Glycation
  • Fin-Fish Nutrition
  • Nutrition, Foetal Growth and Adult Diseases
 

1998

  • Energy in Agriculture
  • Sulphur: The Global Cycle, Metabolism and Nutrition
  • Control of Appetite and Energy Expenditure
  • Nutritional Consequences of Food Processing
 

 1997

  • Changing Nutritional Behaviour
  • Nutrition and Lactation
  • Phytoprotectants
  • Collagen
 

 1996

  • Anti-Nutritional Factors in Foods and Feeds
  • Diet Selection in Animals and Man
  • Modified Plants for Nutrition and Health Enhancement
 

 1995

  • New Directions in the Study of Insect Semiochemicals
  • New Perspectives on the Metabolic Response to Injury
  • Nutrients as Regulators
  • Nutrition and Immunology
 

 1994

  • Recent Advances in Plant Nutrition
  • Mathematical Modelling in Biological Systems
 

 1993

  • Overnutrition
  • Early Life Nutrition and Adult Disease
  • The Plant Cell Wall and Nutrition
 

 1992

  • Genetical Variation in the Study of Plant Processes
  • Advances in Amino Acid Metabolism and Nutrition
 

 1991

  • Symbiosis and Crop Growth: Molecular and Organismal Aspects
  • Digestive Tract Flora and Nutrition in Man
  • Nutrition and the Thyroid
 

 1990

  • Muscular Activity and Energy Expenditure
  • Inflammation, Cytokines and Nutrition
  • Starch: An Underestimated Nutrient?
 

 1989

  • Psychology of Food
  • Non-Conventional Crop Protection
 

 1988

  • Regulation of Protein Metabolism
  • Seed Storage Proteins
 

 1987

  • Seed Quality
 

 1986

  • Lectins  
 

 1985

  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
 

 1984

  • Immune Response to Food Antigens Before and During Weaning
 

International symposia

(not running at present)

1974

Bread

 

1977

The Diet of Man: Needs and Wants

1979

Food Chains and Human Nutrition

 

1980

Nitrogen Metabolism in Man

1981

Food, Nutrition and Climate

 

1984

Nutritional Adaptation in Man

1987

Comparative Nutrition

 

1990

Genetics and Human Nutrition

1992

Plant Adaptation to Environmental Stress

 

1996

Feeding a World Population of More Than Eight Billion People:  A Challenge to Science