Prof P Atherton, Prof M Hewison, Dr B Phillips, Dr D Wilkinson
1 March 2019
Research interests/description of main research theme. Vitamin D deficiency is highly-prevalent and has been linked - mainly through population epidemiology - to musculoskeletal (MSK) decline in both ageing, and age-related diseases.
The global epidemic of childhood obesity is a major public health issue. Although current adverse lifestyle (nutrition and physical inactivity) contributes to obesity, a growing body of evidence links early life nutritional adversity to the development of obesity and metabolic disorders in children.
Fungi cause diseases of crops and spoilage of foods that cause losses of up to a third of food yield. This is a major global challenge given the world’s growing population and need for more food, while climate change is predicted to limit food supply in the future.