Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Food for Thought gathers COST Early Stage Researcher Workshop at European Open Science Forum 2008

22.07.2008
Our eating habits were up for discussion when COST organised its first workshop as part of European Open Science Forum 2008 (ESOF) in Barcelona.

Focusing on a topic that affects all of us, “Fat: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” stimulated much debate among experts and young researchers. It was also an opportunity for COST to promote the advantages of a career in research.

“Young researchers are the target of this session. It was an enlightening experience for them. They have learnt a lot in a day. More than they would have in one semester. They have got an overview of the topic and also gained specific ideas. Our goal is to educate,” says Prof Schlomo Sasson, Director of the Diabetes Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

“The workshop presentations were based on certain key words: lipids, metabolism, oxygen and stress. We presented the good and bad aspects of fat. Fat is often seen as wrong but eating proper food can attenuate bad fats,” says Neven Žarkovic, Senior Scientist and Head of Laboratory at Rudjer Boskovic Institute.

Chairs from each COST Action chose students to join them for discussions. Interactive and interdisciplinary, this workshop counted experts from biochemistry chemistry and medicine, all sharing different aspects of their knowledge. Presentations looked at how food affects our lives including the factors controlling appetite and food intake and the damaging roles of lipids and free radicals causing life threatening diseases. Talks also focused on how food and endogenous antioxidants can prevent the pathological process.

“Apart from making young people enthusiastic about science, our workshop aimed to show the opportunities for funding and collaboration in science,”says Prof Juergen Eckel, Acting Director, German Diabetes Centre, Düsseldorf. He has been involved in COST for the past 15 years and first joined during Action B15. “COST was unknown at that stage; it was only though word of mouth that I found out about it. Now, we are seeing a positive change. It has become an important instrument and Actions are continuously increasing,” he explains.

“Fat: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” was just one of three workshop organised during COST’s participation to ESOF2008, an open platform for debate between leading scientists, young researchers, policy makers, business people and journalist.

Inge De Prins | alfa
Further information:
http://www.esf.org
http://www.cost.esf.org/

More articles from Seminars Workshops:

nachricht Virtual Worlds: Research Trends in Mobile 3D Data Collection
30.11.2016 | Fraunhofer IPM

nachricht 4th UKP-Workshop 2017 – Save the Date!
15.09.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT

All articles from Seminars Workshops >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Safe glide at total engine failure with ELA-inside

On January 15, 2009, Chesley B. Sullenberger was celebrated world-wide: after the two engines had failed due to bird strike, he and his flight crew succeeded after a glide flight with an Airbus A320 in ditching on the Hudson River. All 155 people on board were saved.

On January 15, 2009, Chesley B. Sullenberger was celebrated world-wide: after the two engines had failed due to bird strike, he and his flight crew succeeded...

Im Focus: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

New pop-up strategy inspired by cuts, not folds

27.02.2017 | Materials Sciences

Sandia uses confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance

27.02.2017 | Interdisciplinary Research

Decoding the genome's cryptic language

27.02.2017 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>