Obesity conference comes to Aberdeen

Obesity conference comes to Aberdeen

Experts in diet and nutrition from across the UK gathered in Aberdeen recently for a conference on the neurobiology of obesity.

Sponsored by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Neurobiology of Obesity Symposium (NOS) brought together scientists from academia and the pharmaceutical industry studying neuronal control of appetite, metabolism and body weight.

Together they discussed the latest ground-breaking research in the field while hearing from several speakers, including a keynote address from Professor Barbara Cannon of Stockholm University.

Conference chair Professor Lora Heisler, from the University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute, said: “The research findings presented generate important new understandings of the molecular, cellular, and neural mechanisms underlying the control of energy homeostasis and body weight.

“The symposium gave experts in this area the chance to share their insights and discuss the latest research, as well as its future direction.

“Highlights included a thought-provoking keynote speech from Professor Barbara Cannon, while Dr Clemence Blouet from the Metabolic Research Laboratories at the University of Cambridge gave an outstanding Young Investigator Prize talk.

“We are grateful for the support we received from the MRC for this event, and I’d like to thank everyone who attended for their enthusiastic contribution.”

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