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    Human Nutrition 2018 Asia Research Grant Expert Panel

    2018 Asia Research Grant Expert Panel

      The Asia Research Grant is pleased to announce four eminent academics in human nutrition who will be part of the scientific advisory committee reviewing and selecting the winning research proposals.

    Photo: Dr. Graham Burdge

    Dr. Graham Burdge

      Dr. Graham Burdge is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. He graduated in Cell and Immunobiology from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1985 and was awarded a PhD from the Department of Medical Oncology, University of Southampton in 1990.
      His postdoctoral work was focused on phospholipid and polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism.

      Professor Burdge has published over 130 peer reviewed articles as well as chapters in academic books, and briefing documents and reports to the UK government. He is listed by Thomson Reuters as being amongst the top 1% of highly cited authors in his field. Professor Burdge is Editor-In-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition and of the Journal of Nutritional Science.

    Photo: Dr. Zhang Jian

    Dr. Zhang Jian

      Dr. Zhang Jian is Professor, Dean of Elderly and Clinical Nutrition Department at the National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese CDC and the Vice director of elderly nutrition association, Chinese Nutrition Society. His research interests are lipid metabolism and relation between nutrition and chronic disease prevention for elderly people. As the principal investigator or co-investigator, Prof. Zhang has completed several international cooperated and state fund projects, such as Total Diet Study and Chinese Nutrition and Health Survey funded by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science, and he has published more than 30 papers.

    Photo: Dr. Stephen Burns

    Dr. Stephen Burns

      Dr. Stephen Burns is an Associate Professor within the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group, National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University in the UK and has previously held posts at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in the US before joining NTU. His research examines how interventions combining physical activity and diet affect risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes mellitus. He has engaged in research project collaborations with individuals in universities within Asia, the UK and the US and has collaborated with BASF South East Asia through their Asia Research Grant programme.

      Together with experts from Scientific Marketing team, BASF Human Nutrition, the proposals will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria: firstly, how the proposal addresses the focus topics; the scientific merit of the proposal; and the practical application of the research findings. The final selection will be made by the Asia Research Grant team and all applicants will be informed of their submission outcome by August 2018.