Professor Ian Givens at the ASE Annual Conference 2013
4 November 2012
Frontier Science: Milk in our diet: Good or bad for health?
Date: Thursday 3 January
Professor Ian Givens has background training in biochemistry and nutrition and is currently Director of the Food Production and Quality Research Division in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Reading.
His research interests focus on food chain nutrition with emphasis on the relationship between consumption of animal-derived foods, nutrient supply and chronic disease outcome with particular emphasis on vascular disease and saturated, trans and n-3 fatty acids. This includes the role of animal nutrition to improve the composition of these foods and the need to develop valid markers of chronic disease risk associated with consumption of normal and modified foods.
He is currently a member of the Executive and Management Committees of the COST Project ‘Feed for Health’ looking at effect of animal diet on human and animal health.