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PLENARY 6: Omega-3 And Inflammatory Processes: From Membrane To Nucleus And From Bench To Bedside

Prof. Philip Calder
University of Southampton

United Kingdom

Philip Calder is Professor of Nutritional Immunology within the Human Development and Health Academic Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton in the UK. He has a PhD in Biochemistry from University of Auckland (New Zealand) and a DPhil in Biochemistry from University of Oxford (UK). He is a Registered Nutritionist and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Biology and the Association for Nutrition. He spent four years as a Nuffield Medical Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford (1987-1991) followed by four years as a Lecturer in Biochemistry in that same department (1991-1995). In 1995 he took Lectureship at University of Southampton where he was subsequently appointed to a Readership in Human Nutrition in 1998 and then to a Personal Chair in Nutritional Immunology in 2002. For over 25 years he has conducted research on the metabolism and functionality of fatty acids with an emphasis on the roles of omega-3 fatty acids in immunity, inflammation and cardiometabolic disease. He has received several awards for his work including the Sir David Cuthbertson Medal (1995), the Belgian Danone Institute Chair (2004), the Nutricia International Award (2007), the ESPEN Cuthbertson Lecture (2008), the Muriel Bell Award (2009), the Louisiana State University Chancellor’s Award in Neuroscience and Medicine (2011), the Normann Medal from the German Society for Fat Science (2012), the Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Oil Chemists’ Society (2015), the British Association for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Pennington Lecture (2015), the British Nutrition Foundation Prize (2015) and the Danone International Prize for Nutrition (2016). He has served on many committees of professional societies, including the ISSFAL Board, and was President of ISSFAL 2009-2012. In 2016 he completed a three-year term as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and started a three-year term as President of the Nutrition Society. Professor Calder was Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition from 2006 to 2013 and he is currently an Associate Editor of Clinical Science, Journal of Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Lipids, Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism and Nutrition Research. He is a member of the several other Editorial Boards of journals in the nutrition, clinical science and lipidology fields and is Co-Editor of the Lipid metabolism and therapy section of Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. Professor Calder has over 600 research publications (excluding abstracts), including over 260 peer-reviewed research papers and over 150 review articles in journals. His work has been cited over 22,000 times and he is listed by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher. He was Chair of the 2004 ISSFAL Congress held in Brighton.