Parveen Yaqoob

Name and title

Parveen Yaqoob, Reader in Cellular & Molecular Nutrition


MA Physiological Sciences (University of Oxford)

D.Phil. Biochemistry (University of Oxford)

Previous employment

1994-1997; Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford

1997-1998; Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton

Current projects

AQUAMAX: Sustainable aquafeeds to maximise the health benefits of farmed fish consumers (EU Integrated Project). Aquamax-pdf

Effects of fish oil on immune function. Fish and Immun-pdf

Dietary fat and inflammation; implications for heart disease and stroke. Fat and Inflam-pdf

Cereal Partners UK; Prebiotic effects of cereal components and effects on immune function.

Effects of probiotics on immune function in older subjects.

Current staff/students

Dr Francisco Jose Perez Cano (Visiting research fellow)

Dr Caroline Childs (Post-doc)

Heidi Urwin (PhD student)

Honglin Dong (PhD student)

Hanan Al-Khalifa (PhD student)

Antonios Ampatzoglou (PhD student)

External responsibilities

2002-Present:Member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Nutrition

2002-Present: Assistant Editor of Frontiers in Nutritional Sciences, a series of advanced texts

2003-2005:Co-editor "Olive oil and health", CABI Publishing.

2000-2003: Member of Council of The Nutrition Society (UK)

2001-2003: Member of the British Nutrition Foundation Task Force on Emerging Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease

2001-2004: Member of the Organising Committee for the 6th International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids conference, 2004, Brighton, UK

2003-2008: Theme Leader, Cellular & Molecular Nutrition, The Nutrition Society

2003-2006: Member of the External Development Committee of the Nutrition Society

2004:Rapporteur in the ILSI Workshop on Nutrition and Immune Function, Vienna, May 2004.

2004-2008: Member of the British Nutrition Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee

2004:Consultant, Advertising Standards Authority (claims relating to conjugated linoleic acid).

2005:Project Leader on a European Social Fund Life Science Summer School for Year 11 students organized by Imperial College London (18th-22nd July).

2006-PresentMember of Nutrition Society Scientific Development Committee

2006Consultant to Filipo Berio, an international olive oil company

2006-PresentMember of the Scientific Committee of the International Workshop on Immunonutrition, Valencia, Spain, October 2007

2009-2012Member of the Royal Society International Grants Assessment Panel

Teaching responsibilities

Course Director for the MSc Nutrition and Food Science from 2000-2006

Currently module coordinator for MSc module on Metabolism (FBMN02) and teach on several nutrition modules at BSc and MSc level.


Currently collaborating with 32 partners across Europe on the AQUAMAX project. Strong links with the University of Madrid, University of Granada and University of Seville.


Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 8720 (internal 8720)
Fax: +44 (0) 118 931 0080
Email Address: p.yaqoob@

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