The difficulty of accurately assessing dietary intake is one of the major stumbling blocks in assessing the link between diet and metabolic health or disease. Now, however, metabolomics provides a new strategy for defining biomarkers that reflect dietary exposure. 

 

This research group has been involved in the development and acceptance of the concept of the 'nutritype' - the expression of dietary intake in a metabolomics profile. This concept is being further developed within A-DIET.

 

A-DIET is a large project, funded by a prestiguous ERC Consolidator Grant to Professor Lorraine Brennan. A number of research staff and postgraduate students are involved, or will join the team at a later stage.

 

 

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme under grant agreement No. 647783

Our research in A-DIET features in this video about ERC researchers studying diet:

Our research in A-DIET features in this video about ERC researchers studying diet: