"Feeding the Immune System" Takes Centre Stage at Experimental Biology Congress 2016

SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Prof. Philip Calder of the University of Southampton (UK) is named as the 10th recipient of the Danone International Prize for Nutrition for his cutting edge research on fatty acid metabolism and functionality, focusing notably on the immune, inflammatory and cardiometabolic systems. A particular strength of his research is its translational approach, extending the results of research in mechanistic and basic nutrition science to studies in humans, thereby influencing the development of nutritional guidelines and innovative treatments. In his Prize Lecture, Prof Calder previewed his most recent unpublished findings on the value of omega-3 fatty acids to pregnant women and their offspring. 

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"It is in honour of his pioneering work over the last 25 years, his ground-breaking results and their far-reaching clinical applicability that Prof. Calder has been awarded, on the Jury's unanimous decision, the 10th Danone International Prize for Nutrition 2016" said Prof. Olivier Goulet, President of the Danone Institute International. "It is a great honour to receive the Danone International Prize for Nutrition. To me, it represents recognition by the nutrition community of 25 years of research in nutrition, immunology and on omega-3 fatty acids functionality. It is also an encouragement to keep going further along this path" said Prof Calder as he received the award.

"Through multi-faceted support to research and educational programmes the Danone Institutes and their projects actively and independently contribute to Danone's commitments to nutrition and health. With increasing obesity rates, an ageing population and severe malnutrition issues, maintaining a healthy population is a huge task, said Danone CEO, Emmanuel Faber. "At Danone, we believe it is crucial to support academic research in the field of nutrition as it enables to unlock new approaches and efficient solutions to address these growing challenges. We have proudly been supporting the Danone Institutes for 25 years with the Danone International Prize for Nutrition as a key initiative helping us to meet our mission: "bringing health trough food as many people as possible."

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The whole press kit including an infographic on nutrition and immunity and  Prof Calder and Goulet's interviews is available on http://www.danoneinstitute.org/nutrition-science-support/philip-calder

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