News & Events

Millet-based diet can lower risk of type 2 diabetes and help manage blood glucose levels


The IFNH formed a strategic partnership with ICRISAT and the Smart Food Initiative in 2019 to research and promote the Smart Food vision of ‚Äėmaking our diets healthier, more sustainable on the environment and good for those who produce it‚Äô. This partnership is bringing together our world leading experts in human nutrition along with ICRISAT‚Äôs long established role as a leader in agricultural research for rural development, responding to the accelerating threats of climate change and global health crises.

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IFNH 4-day Statistics and R training workshops

We would like to thank you to all our ECRs and PhD students who have attended the 4 days Statistics and R training workshops conducted by Dr Shikta Das on 22nd -23rd and 26th -27th July. The workshop was a real success with participation of over 100 attendees for each session, including PhD students from University of Reading in Malaysia.

The student‚Äôs feedback was very positive and really enjoyed Shikta’s high energy, enthusiasm and engagement with the students – she has an amazing ability to build relationships with the students during the sessions.

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New learning opportunity! Nutrition: Health and Sustainability

A key obstacle to medical professionals playing a stronger role in food systems transformation is their lack of training in nutrition.  

¬†Through this FREE online course “Nutrition for Health and Sustainability‚ÄĚ offered by EIT Food¬†is equipping medical students and professionals with the skills and knowledge they need on nutrition and its close link with health, and sustainability to become agents of change. ¬†

Join now! 


Faba bean anaemia’s genetic secret unlocked

Great news about the discovery of a crucial gene responsible for a type of anaemia from eating faba beans, in a project led by Professor Donal O’Sullivan.

In work published in Nature Plants, an international team of scientists have identified the gene responsible for the production of vicine and convicine in the beans, also known as faba beans.

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IFNH grants and upcoming training workshops for ECRs and PhD students

We are delighted to announce that we have 18 ECRs and PhD students across the University who have been awarded the IFNH conference and training grants.

In addition to the training workshop grants, we are delighted to announce some FREE statistics and R training workshops to support our ECRs and PhD students and their professional development.

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Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES 2021)

The university is now looking to recruit postdocs and postgrads for the YES 2021 competition.

We are pleased to invite you to a session with Dr Simon Cutler Wednesday 14th of July 2021 at 12pm who will be talking to us about the Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES 2021) call.

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IFNH Lunchtime seminars

Please be informed that the next IFNH lunchtime seminar will take place in September. The date and more information about our next speaker and research area will follow nearer the time.

We hope that the weather will help, and you will enjoy the summer break.

International Dairy Federation – Nutrition symposium 2021

We are very proud to have been part of the International Dairy Federation’s Nutrition Symposium on 11 and 12 May with Professor Ian Givens opening and chairing the session on Cardiometabolic Health and Dr Sabita Soedamah-Muthu, a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in IFNH was one of the invited presenters in this session. She spoke about Dairy and Type 2 Diabetes.

In excess of 1000 delegates registered for the on-line event, including nutritionists, dietitians, health regulators, policy makers, scientists, and other health professionals.

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