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Read more at: Meet Lisa Neidhardt

Meet Lisa Neidhardt

29 October 2023

Lisa Neidhardt is currently in the final stages of her PhD in molecular biology working in Prof David Ron’s lab at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) . Her research explores the molecular basis of cellular stress response pathways – specifically the unfolded protein response – through a combination of cell...


Read more at: MICROBIOME: The Kingdom of the Gut

MICROBIOME: The Kingdom of the Gut

6 October 2023

A hidden community of billions is working to keep your body running smoothly. Meet your gut microbiome: a community of around 4,500 different types of bacteria living in your bowels. You carry around as many microbial cells as human cells in your body. The community's composition is different in all of us, but when it’s...


Read more at: Meet Dr Soujanya Mantravadi
Dr Soujanya Mantravadi

Meet Dr Soujanya Mantravadi

21 July 2023

Dr Soujanya Mantravadi is a research associate at the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, currently working on food supply chains and digital interventions for the  Mandala project . She has a PhD in Industrial engineering and Information systems. The Manufacturing Academy of Denmark financed her...


Read more at: Vitamins for vegans? Algae could be the answer!

Vitamins for vegans? Algae could be the answer!

21 July 2023

Vegan diets are clearly best for planetary health, potentially leading to 75% less climate-heating emissions, water pollution and land use than meat-rich ones according to recent analysis of the diets of 55,000 people in the UK, but are they as good for human health? The answer is that a conventional vegan diet lacks some...


Read more at: Making more of molluscs
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Making more of molluscs

23 June 2023

A paper co-authored by Jacob Gawel, Prof David Aldridge and Dr David Willer of the Department of Zoology, proposes ways in which sustainable meat from bivalve molluscs (otherwise known as mussels, clams and oysters) could become part of our everyday diets. Bivalve aquaculture has a lower environmental footprint than most...


Read more at: Reducing Meat Consumption in the UK: Obstacles and Opportunities
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Reducing Meat Consumption in the UK: Obstacles and Opportunities

26 May 2023

In this specially written article, Dr Charlotte Kukowski a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and the Conservation Science Group (Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge) considers the obstacles and opportunities for reducing meat consumption in the UK. We are eating more...


Read more at: GFS evidence submitted to Commons Committee inquiry into insect decline and UK food security
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GFS evidence submitted to Commons Committee inquiry into insect decline and UK food security

19 May 2023

Cambridge Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre, Wolfson College Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Sustainability & Conservation, and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership have submitted written evidence in response to the House of Common’s Science, Innovation and Technology Committee’s...


Read more at: Event Report: What is the real cost of food?
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Event Report: What is the real cost of food?

12 May 2023

This Food4Thought on-line panel discussion on Monday 17 th April was focussed on the cost of food, not just in terms of the price the consumer pays, but the toll our current system takes on human health, the environment and the implications for future generations. Click here to view the event recording. Chaired by...


Read more at: Meet Professor Yasemin Kor
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Meet Professor Yasemin Kor

5 May 2023

Yasemin Kor is Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at the Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Kor studies strategy formulation and renewal, top management teams, and corporate governance. Her industry-focused research has ranged across multiple businesses from medical devices, biotechnology, professional...


Read more at: The Cambridge University project aiming to protect both Fens and farmers
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The Cambridge University project aiming to protect both Fens and farmers

5 May 2023

The Fens in Cambridgeshire, UK is home to half of all Grade 1 farmland in England. Its farming industry generates £3 billion and employs tens of thousands of people, producing a significant portion of England's vegetable and salad crops. This fertility is thanks to its peat-rich soil; a quarter of all lowland peat in...


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