What we eat influences our health and wellbeing throughout our whole lives.
How we produce, process and distribute food has a major impact on the planet, and can contribute to environmental degradation, the loss of biodiversity and global warming. So nutrition is high on the agenda for both the public and policy makers.
We support research in human nutrition and animal nutrition (as distinct from animal husbandry). That includes research at all levels, from molecular mechanisms to public health. We also support research in crop husbandry, including plant breeding and soil health. And because human health and planetary health are so closely connected, we encourage research that crosses disciplines and addresses global issues.
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Denise Robertson gives Rank lecture at Diabetes UK Conference
The 2021 Rank lecture in honour of Harry Keen was given by Denise Robertson, Reader in Nutritional Physiology, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference.