Staff Profile:Professor Ian Rowland

Responsibilities:

Head ofthe Hugh Sinclair Human Nutrition Unit

Director of Research for Food & Nutritional Sciences Department

Areas of Interest:

Main research interest is the relationship between diet and chronic disease risk. This encompasses:

Biomarkers for colorectal cancer risk

Diet and risk of colon and prostate cancer

Bioavailability and health benefits of phytochemicals

Health impact of soy components

Probiotics and prebiotics and human health

Carbohydrates and gut function

 

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Qualifications:
BSc, PhD, R Nutr.


RESEARCH AWARDS:

EU 7th Framework 2008-2011: Hydrocolloids as functional food ingredients for gut health (PI)

EU 7th Framework 2010-2012: Seaweed derived anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants (PI)

Alpro Foundation 2009-2012 : Impact of Fruit and vegetable consumption on cancer risk markers (PI)

BBSRC 2009-2013 Immunomodulatory effects of pre- and probiotics. (CoI)

BBSRC 2009 -2013 Influence of prebiotics on human gut microbiota, LPS and markers of metabolic syndrome. (CoI)

Leverhulme Trust2010Identifying targets for improving the nutritional content of cruciferous crops (CoI)

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES:

Associate Editor of Nutrition and Cancer

Editor, European Journal of Nutrition

Editorial Board, Molecular nutrition and Food research

Editorial Board: Current Opinions in Biotechnology

Trustee and Member of Board of Governors, British Nutrition Foundation

Member Organizing Committee, Annual Nutrition and Health Conference London (2002-2012)

Member Scientific Committee of ILSI Europe Biomarker Initiative in Nutrition Research (2011-2013)

OTHER INFORMATION:

Visiting Professor - School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster

Recent Invited conference presentations

'Interactions of polyphenols with the gut microbiota' Keynote lecture, 5th International Conference of Polyphenols and Health, Barcelona Oct 2011.

'Health benefits of prebiotics' Plenary Lecture, 11th Hellenic Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics. Athens Oct 2011

'Diet-gut microbiota interactions and colorectal cancer' Plenary lecture & Chairperson, International Union of Microbiological Societies 2011 Congress, Sapporo Japan, September 2011

'Probiotics, prebiotics and cancer - evidence and mechanisms' Invited lecture, FASEB Summer Research Conference on Probiotics, Intestinal Microbiota & the Host: Physiological & Clinical Implications, Phoenix, USA July 2010

'Olive phenolics and Cancer prevention' Invited lecture Comvita Science Symposium, Auckland, NZ March 2010

'Probiotics and older people' Invited lecture, Society for Applied Microbiology Winter meeting , London January 2011

Contact Details

Fax:
0118 931 0080
Building:
Food Biosciences Room 2-13

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