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HSRC research day inspires debate

The Health Sciences Research Centre (HSRC) held its conference ‘Current and Future Impact of Health Sciences Research at Roehampton’.

Posted: 3 July 2013

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HSRC speakers (left to right) Francisco Molina-Holgado, Jolanta Opacka Juffry, Sue Reeves, Yvonne Jeanes, Michael Patterson Laurent Lacroix and Simon Dyall.

Centre members presented findings and results from their research to a packed audience of internal and external guests on Thursday [27 June].

Rev Dr Mark Garner, Head of Whitelands College, opened the proceedings and welcomed delegates to the event. He spoke about the College’s history and outstanding academic achievements. He spoke about the wealth of research being carried out which draws on many disciplines. He added that the event would continue the rich and rewarding chapter in the history of health sciences.

Academics presented some of their work in the areas of neuroscience and nutrition, which included:

The effects of omega 3 in older adults and spinal cord injury.
The potential health risks of drugs known as ‘legal highs’.
Neural stem cell research.
Dietary advice for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
A look at how the time people eat may affect body weight.
How appetite is regulated by hormones.

During the event, there were opportunities to network and view poster presentations.

Deputy Provost Claire Ozanne closed the event. She thanked the speakers and audience for engaging in interesting topics. She also thanked the event sponsors Randox Laboratories Ltd and R&D Systems Europe Ltd.

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