'Engineering nutritional traits conferring the benefits of a plant-rich diet'
The School of Life Sciences is delighted to host Professor Cathie Martin MBE FRS for the Elizabeth Creak Distinguished Guest Lecture on Food Security on Thursday 10 November 2022 from 10.40–11.40 am.
The lecture will be held in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) at Gibbet Hill campus, room IBR0.01.
It will be preceded by refreshments on the ground floor outside the Lecture theatre between 10 am and 10.30 am.
Cathie Martin researches into the relationship between diet and health and how crops can be fortified to improve diets and address the global challenge of escalating chronic disease. This work has involved linking leading clinical and epidemiological researchers with plant breeders and metabolic engineers to develop scientific understanding of how diet can help to maintain health, promote healthy aging and reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Cathie’s recent work on purple tomatoes has been internationally publicised and she has recently initiated collaborative research in China to research on Chinese Medicinal Plants, particularly those producing anti-cancer metabolites used for complementary therapies.
Cathie was awarded an MBE for services to Plant Biotechnology and this year was awarded the Rank Prize for outstanding contributions to research on nutrition.