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University of Reading, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 10 University of Reading, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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We have 10 University of Reading, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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Appetite across the lifespan

"Appetite research is of importance at key stages of the lifespan for different reasons. In infancy, childhood, and adolescence developing healthy eating behaviours can lead to healthy habits and diets that carry through into adulthood. Read more

Biotechnological production microbial lipids rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)

Linolenic acid (GLA, ω-6 family) is a medicinally and nutritionally important polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) with a broad spectrum of applications, extending from food supplements to anti-cancer formulations. Read more

Extracellular vesicles in health and disease

Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is associated with classical and emerging risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD), correlates with disease progression and is an independent predictor of the risk of future cardiovascular events. Read more

Integrative approach to valorise vegetable waste

The FAO estimates that around one third of all food produced worldwide is not consumed, which represents around 1.3 billion tons per year, and is wasted throughout the whole food chain, from farmers to consumers. Read more

Modulation of fortified foods for older adults

Protein requirements increase with age as protein can help minimise sarcopenia and improve immunity. However protein fortified foods are often poorly accepted by older adults and can lead to numerous negative sensory attributes. Read more

Structure-function relationships governing polyphenol bioactivity with respect to plasma membranes

This project aims to investigate polyphenol binding to lipid membrane surfaces with a view to understanding how polyphenol structure and aggregation within the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) affects the bioavailability of these nutraceuticals. Read more

The Gut Microbiota and Colorectal Surgery

"Background. Antibiotic use prior to and following colorectal surgery is conventional practice, and is aimed at reducing the incidence of postoperative infection which is a major risk of such surgery. Read more

Multi-omics data fusion for better understanding of host-microbe interactions in health and disease

"The rapid development and adoption of high-throughput, high resolution analytical technologies (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics) has resulted in the generation of an avalanche of omics data. Read more
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