Biography

After my PhD at King’s College London (formerly Queen Elizabeth College), I worked in the food industry for a short while and then moved to the Institute of Food Research, Norwich, initially as a Senior Research Scientist and latterly as Head of the Nutrition Division and Programme Leader for Micronutrients. In 2006 I was offered a personal chair in the School of Medicine, Health Policy & Practice UEA and moved to UEA in early 2007.

Career History

Professional Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • BSc (2:1) Food Sciences, University of London
  • MSc (Distinction) Nutrition, University of London
  • PhD, University of London
  • DSc, University of London
  • Registered Nutritionist
  • Member of American Society for Nutrition
  • Member of UK Nutrition Society
  • Member of European Iron Club

Research Interests

  • Mineral metabolism in humans
  • Micronutrient requirements and dietary reference values
  • Nutrient bioavailability
  • Health claims
  • Diet and ageing
  • Diet-gene interactions

Current Activities

  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) NDA Panel, Health Claims Working Group, DRV Minerals Working Group
  • Member of WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition
  • Member of the Steering Committee and Iron Expert Panel for the Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND) project (NIH)
  • Member of Council of the International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans
  • Member of Curatorial Board of the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research 

Recent Invited Presentations

  • Diet and osteoporosis – prevention and management. Osteoporosis Info Day, Norwich, 19 Oct 2013.
  • Requirements for iron, zinc and selenium: the EURRECA experience. 5th International Congress of the Federation of European Societies for Trace Elements and Minerals, 22-24 May 2013, Avignon, France.
  • The effect of SNPs on iron metabolism. ECNIS Pre-Symposium at NuGO week, 28 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
  • What role does bioavailability play in setting dietary requirements? 11th European Nutrition Conference FENS, Madrid, Spain, 26-29 Oct 2011.
  • Iron bioavailability and dietary reference values. Trace Elements in Health and Disease: Essentiality, Toxicity. ISTERH Conference, Belek, Turkey, 16-21 Oct 2011.
  • Micronutrients – markers of status to understand function? International Symposium on Health Benefits of Foods - from Emerging Science to Innovative Products. Prague, Czech Republic, 5-7 Oct 2011.
  • Biomarkers for Nutrient Requirements and Health Claims. Summer School, Catholic University Murcia, Spain 20-21 July 2011.
  • Public health versus personalised nutrition. EURRECA MGP Symposium on the future of micronutrient requirements research. Budapest, Hungary, 23 June 2011.
  • Bioavailability of iron from whole diets in adults. TRACEL 2011 and COST FA0905 conference, Murcia, Spain, 24-27 May 2011.
  • Estimating the bioavailability factors needed for setting dietary reference values. Bioavailability 2010, Monterey, USA, 27-30 Sept 2010.
  • Risk-benefit analysis of mineral intakes: case studies on copper and iron. Nutrition Society Irish Section: Nutrition – getting the balance right in 2010. University of Ulster, Coleraine, N Ireland 16-18 June 2010.
  • EURRECA: Bioavailability and Individuality. Micronutrient Genomics Project (MGP) Workshop, Satellite Meeting of the Human Variome Project Meeting, UNESCO, Paris, France 10 May 2010.

Highlighted Publications

See All

Joy, E. J. M., Ander, E. L., Young, S. D., Black, C. R., Watts, M. J., Chilimba, A. D. C., Chilima, B., Siyame, E. W. P., Kalimbira, A. A., Hurst, R., Fairweather-Tait, S. J., Stein, A. J., Gibson, R. S., White, P. J., Broadley, M. R.

(2014)

Dietary mineral supplies in Africa,

in Physiologia Plantarum

151.

pp. 208-229

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Fairweather-Tait, S. J., Guile, G. R., Valdes, A. M., Wawer, A. A., Hurst, R., Skinner, J., Macgregor, A. J.

(2013)

The contribution of diet and genotype to iron status in women: a classical twin study,

in PLoS ONE

8.

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Collings, R., Harvey, L. J., Hooper, L., Hurst, R., Brown, T. J., Ansett, J., King, M., Fairweather-Tait, S. J.

(2013)

The absorption of iron from whole diets: a systematic review,

in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

98.

pp. 65-81

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hurst, R., Hooper, L., Norat, T., Lau, R., Aune, D., Greenwood, D. C., Vieira, R., Collings, R., Harvey, L. J., Sterne, J. A. C., Beynon, R., Savović, J., Fairweather-Tait, S. J.

(2012)

Selenium and prostate cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis,

in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

96.

pp. 111-122

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Fairweather-Tait, S. J., Bao, Y., Broadley, M. R., Collings, R., Ford, D., Hesketh, J. E., Hurst, R.

(2011)

Selenium in human health and disease,

in Antioxidants & Redox Signaling

14.

pp. 1337-1383

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


All Publications

See Highlights
<- Page 1 of 12 ->

Fairweather-Tait, S., Jennings, A., Harvey, L. J., Berry, R., Walton, J., Dainty, J. R.

(2017)

Modeling tool for calculating dietary iron bioavailability in iron-sufficient adults,

in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

105

(6)

pp. 1408-1414

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rodriguez-Ramiro, I., Brearley, C., Bruggraber, S., Perfecto, A., Shewry, P., Fairweather-Tait, S.

(2017)

Assessment of iron bioavailability from different bread making processes using an in vitro intestinal cell model,

in Food Chemistry

228

pp. 91–98

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Perfecto, A., Elgy, C., Valsami-Jones, E., Sharp, P., Hilty, F., Fairweather-Tait, S.

(2017)

Mechanisms of Iron Uptake from Ferric Phosphate Nanoparticles in Human Intestinal Caco-2 Cells,

in Nutrients

9

(4)

article no. 359

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Connorton, J. M., Jones, E. R., Rodriguez-Ramiro, I., Fairweather-Tait, S., Uauy, C., Balk, J.

(2017)

Wheat Vacuolar Iron Transporter TaVIT2 transports Fe and Mn and is effective for biofortification,

in Plant Physiology

174

(4)

pp. 2434-2444

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rodriguez-Ramiro, I., Perfecto, A., Fairweather-Tait, S. J.

(2017)

Dietary Factors Modulate Iron Uptake in Caco-2 Cells from an Iron Ingot Used as a Home Fortificant to Prevent Iron Deficiency,

in Nutrients

9

(9)

article no. 1005

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hooper, L., Bunn, D. K., Abdelhamid, A., Gillings, R., Jennings, A., Maas, K., Millar, S., Twomlow, E., Hunter, P. R., Shepstone, L., Potter, J. F., Fairweather-Tait, S. J.

(2016)

Water-loss (intracellular) dehydration assessed using urinary tests, how well do they work? Diagnostic accuracy in older people,

in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

104

(1)

pp. 121-131

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gibson, R. S., Wawer, A. A., Fairweather-Tait, S. J., Hurst, R., Young, S. D., Broadley, M. R., Chilimba, A. D., Ander, E. L., Watts, M. J., Kalimbira, A., Bailey, K. B., Siyame, E. W.

(2015)

Dietary iron intakes based on food composition data may underestimate the contribution of potentially exchangeable contaminant iron from soil,

in Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

40

pp. 19-23

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hooper, L., Abdelhamid, A., Ali, A., Bunn, D., Jennings, A., John, G., Kerry, S., Lindner, G., Pfortmueller, C., Sjöstrand, F., Walsh, N., Fairweather-Tait, S., Potter, J., Hunter, P., Shepstone, L.

(2015)

Diagnostic accuracy of calculated serum osmolarity to predict dehydration in older people: adding value to pathology lab reports,

in BMJ Open

5

(10)

article no. e008846

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hooper, L., Bunn, D., Jimoh, F. O., Fairweather-Tait, S. J.

(2014)

Water-loss dehydration and aging,

in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

136-137

pp. 50-58

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Berendsen, A., Santoro, A., Pini, E., Cevenini, E., Ostan, R., Pietruszka, B., Rolf, K., Cano, N., Caille, A., Lyon-Belgy, N., Fairweather-Tait, S., Feskens, E., Franceschi, C., de Groot, C. P. G. M.

(2014)

Reprint of: A parallel randomized trial on the effect of a healthful diet on inflammageing and its consequences in European elderly people: Design of the NU-AGE dietary intervention study,

in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

136-137

pp. 14-21

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Joy, E. J. M., Ander, E. L., Young, S. D., Black, C. R., Watts, M. J., Chilimba, A. D. C., Chilima, B., Siyame, E. W. P., Kalimbira, A. A., Hurst, R., Fairweather-Tait, S. J., Stein, A. J., Gibson, R. S., White, P. J., Broadley, M. R.

(2014)

Dietary mineral supplies in Africa,

in Physiologia Plantarum

151

(3)

pp. 208-229

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Eagling, T., Neal, A. L., McGrath, S. P., Fairweather-Tait, S., Shewry, P. R., Zhao, F.

(2014)

Distribution and Speciation of Iron and Zinc in Grain of Two Wheat Genotypes,

in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

62

(3)

pp. 708–716

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Santoro, A., Pini, E., Scurti, M., Palmas, G., Berendsen, A., Brzozowska, A., Pietruszka, B., Szczecinska, A., Cano, N., Meunier, N., de Groot, C. P. G. M., Feskens, E., Fairweather-Tait, S., Salvioli, S., Capri, M., Brigidi, P., Franceschi, C.

(2014)

Combating inflammaging through a Mediterranean whole diet approach: the NU-AGE project's conceptual framework and design,

in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

136-137

pp. 3-13

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Berendsen, A., Santoro, A., Pini, E., Cevenini, E., Ostan, R., Pietruszka, B., Rolf, K., Cano, N., Caille, A., Lyon-Belgy, N., Fairweather-Tait, S., Feskens, E., Franceschi, C., de Groot, C. P. G. M.

(2014)

A parallel randomized trial on the effect of a healthful diet on inflammageing and its consequences in European elderly people: design of the NU-AGE dietary intervention study,

in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

134

(11-12)

pp. 523-530

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Eagling, T., Wawer, A., Shewry, P., Zhao, F., Fairweather-Tait, S.

(2014)

Iron bioavailability in two commercial cultivars of wheat: a comparison between wholegrain and white flour and the effects of nicotianamine and 2'-deoxymugineic acid on iron uptake into Caco-2 cells,

in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

62

(42)

pp. 10320-10325

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wawer, A., Harvey, L., Dainty, J., Perez-Moral, N., Sharp, P., Fairweather-Tait, S.

(2014)

Alginate Inhibits Iron Absorption from Ferrous Gluconate in a Randomized Controlled Trial and Reduces Iron Uptake into Caco-2 Cells,

in PLoS ONE

9

(11)

article no. e112144

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Dainty, J. R., Berry, R., Lynch, S. R., Harvey, L. J., Fairweather-Tait, S.

(2014)

Estimation of dietary iron bioavailability from food iron intake and iron status,

in PLoS ONE

9

(10)

article no. e111824

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hendrickx, W., Decock, J., Mulholland, F., Bao, Y., Fairweather-Tait, S.

(2013)

Selenium Biomarkers in Prostate Cancer Cell Lines and Influence of Selenium on Invasive Potential of PC3 Cells,

in Frontiers in Oncology

3

article no. 239

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Fairweather-Tait, S. J., Wawer, A. A., Gillings, R., Jennings, A., Myint, P. K.

(2013)

Iron status in the elderly,

in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

136-137

pp. 22-28

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hurst, R., Collings, R., Harvey, L. J., King, M., Hooper, L., Bouwman, J., Gurinovic, M., Fairweather-Tait, S. J.

(2013)

EURRECA-Estimating selenium requirements for deriving dietary reference values,

in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

53

(10)

pp. 1077-96

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


<- Page 1 of 12 ->

Key Research Interests

My research expertise is in micronutrients, in particular iron bioavailability and requirements for optimal health, using a combination of cell/in vitro models and human studies and working in collaboration with colleagues both nationally and internationally.

On-going projects include research on:

  • Diet and prevention of functional decline in the elderly (NU-AGE) http://www.nu-age.eu/ (EU FP7)
  • Speciation and bioavailability of iron in plant foods (BBSRC DRINC) 
  • Iron bioavailability (FMH international studentship) 
  • Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND) (NIH, Gates Foundation) 

  

Selected publications 

  1. Siyame E, Hurst R, Wawer A, Young SD, Broadley MR, Chilimba ADC, Ander EL, Watts MJ, Chilima B, Gondwe J, Kang’ombe D, Kalimbira A, Fairweather-Tait SJ, Bailey KB, Gibson RS. A high prevalence of zinc but not iron-deficiency among women in rural Malawi: a cross-sectional study. Int J Vit Nutr Res (accepted).
  2. Eagling T, Neal A,  McGrath S,  Fairweather-Tait S, Shewry P, Zhao F. Distribution and speciation of iron and zinc in grain of two wheat genotypes. J Agric Food Chem (accepted).
  3. Joy EFM, Ander EL, Young SD, Black C, Watts MJ, Chilimba ADC, Chilima B, Siyame EWP, Kalimbira AA, Hurst R, Fairweather-Tait SJ, Stein AJ, Gibson RS, White PJ, Broadley M. Dietary mineral supplies in Africa. Physiologia Plantarum Dec 19. doi: 10.1111/ppl.12144. [Epub ahead of print].
  4. Fairweather-Tait SJ, Guile GR, Valdes AM, Wawer AA, Hurst R, Skinner J, Macgregor AJ. The contribution of diet and genotype to iron status in women: a classical twin study. PLOS ONE December 31, 2013. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083047.
  5. Santoro A, Pini E, Scurti M, Palmas G, Berendsen A, Brzozowska A, Pietruszka B, Sczenziska A, Cano N, Meunier N, de Groot CP, Feskens E, Fairweather-Tait S, Salvioli S, Capri M, Brigidi P, Franceschi C; The NU-AGE Consortium. Combating inflammageing through a Mediterranean whole diet approach: The NU-AGE project's conceptual framework and design. Mech Ageing Dev. 2014;136-137:3-13.
  6. Berendsen A, Santoro A, Pini E, Cevenini E, Ostan R, Pietruszka B, Rolf K, Cano N, Caille A, Lyon-Belgy N, Fairweather-Tait S, Feskens E, Franceschi C, de Groot CP. A parallel randomized trial on the effect of a healthful diet on inflammageing and its consequences in European elderly people: Design of the NU-AGE dietary intervention study. Mech Ageing Dev. 2014;136-137:14-21.
  7. Hooper L, Bunn D, Jimoh F, Fairweather-Tait SJ. Water-loss dehydration and aging. Mech Ageing Dev. 2014;136-137:50-58.
  8. Fairweather-Tait SJ, Wawer AA, Gillings R, Jennings A, Myint PK. Iron status in the elderly. Mech Ageing Dev. 2014;136-137:22-28.
  9. Hendrickx W, Decock J, Mulholland F, Bao Y, Fairweather-Tait S. Selenium biomarkers in prostate cancer cell Lines and influence of selenium on invasive potential of PC3 cells. Front Oncol. 2013 Sep 23;3:239. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2013.00239.
  10. Collings R, Harvey LJ, Hooper L, Hurst R, Brown TJ, Ansett J, King M, Fairweather-Tait SJ. The absorption of iron from whole diets: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr 2013;98:65-81.
  11. Hurst R, Siyame EWP, Young SD, Chilimba ADC, Joy EJM, Black CR, Ander EL, Watts MJ, Chilima B, Gondwe J, Kang'ombe D, Stein AJ, Fairweather-Tait SJ, Gibson RS, Kalimbira A, Broadley MR. Soil-type influences human selenium status and underlies widespread selenium deficiency risks in Malawi. Sci Rep 2013;3:1425.
  12. Hurst R, Collings R, Harvey LJ, King M, Hooper L, Bouwman J, Gurinovic M,   Fairweather-Tait SJ. EURRECA – Estimating selenium requirements for deriving dietary reference values. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2013;53:1077–1096.
  13. Harvey LJ, Berti C, Casgrain A, Cetin I, Collings R, Gurinovic M, Hermoso M, Hooper L, Hurst R, Koletzko B, Ngo J, Roman Viñas B, Vollhardt C, Vucic V, Fairweather-Tait SJ.EURRECA – Estimating iron requirements for deriving dietary reference values. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2013;53:1064–1076.
  14. Claessens M, Contor L, Dhonukshe-Rutten R, de Groot LCPGM, Fairweather-Tait SJ, Gurinovic M, Koletzko B, van Ommen B, Raats MM, van ’t Veer P. EURRECA – principles and future for deriving micronutrient recommendations.  Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2013;53:1135-46.
  15. Broadley MR, Chilimba AD, Joy EJ, Young SD, Black CR, Ander LE, Watts MJ, Hurst R, Fairweather-Tait SJ, White PJ, Gibson RS. Dietary requirements for magnesium, but not calcium, are likely to be met in Malawi based on national food supply data. Int J Vitam Nutr Res 2012;82:192-9.
  16. Wawer AA, Sharp PA, Perez-Moral N, Fairweather-Tait SJ. Evidence for an enhancing effect of alginate on iron availability in Caco-2 cells. J Agric Food Chem 2012;60:11318-22.
  17. Jennings A, Welch A, Fairweather-Tait S, Kay C, Minihane A-M, Chowienczyk P, Jiang B, Cecelja M, Spector T, Macgregor A, Cassidy A. A higher anthocyanin intake is associated with lower arterial stiffness and central blood pressure in women. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;96:781-8.
  18. Welch A, MacGregor A, Jennings A, Fairweather-Tait S, Spector T, Cassidy A. Habitual flavonoid intakes are positively associated with bone mineral density in women. J Bone Miner Res 2012;27:1872-8.
  19. Casgrain A, Collings R, Harvey LJ, Hooper L, Fairweather-Tait SJ. Effect of iron intake on iron status: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;96:768-80.
  20. Hurst R, Hooper L, Norat T, Lau R, Aune D, Greenwood DC, Vieira R, Collings R, Harvey LJ, Sterne JA, Beynon R, Savović J, Fairweather-Tait SJ. Selenium and prostate cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;96:111-22.
  21. Lake IR, Hooper L, Abdelhamid A, Bentham G, Boxall ABA, Draper A, Fairweather-Tait S, Hulme M, Hunter PR, Nichols G, Waldron KW. Climate change and food security; health impacts in developed countries. Environmental Health Perspectives 2012;120:1520-6.
  22. Hurst R, Hooper L, Norat T, Lau R, Aune D, Greenwood DC, Vieira R, Collings R, Harvey LJ, Sterne JAC, Beynon R, Savović, Fairweather-Tait SJ. Selenium and prostate cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;96:111-22.
  23. Fairweather-Tait, SJ, Skinner, J, Guile, G, Cassidy, A, Spector, TD and Macgregor, AJ (2011) Diet and bone mineral density study of twins shows a negative association with a traditional English dietary pattern and a positive association with alcohol. Am J clin Nutr, 94. pp. 1371-1375. ISSN 0002-9165.
  24. Collings, R, Fairweather-Tait, SJ, Dainty, JR and Roe, MA (2011) Low-pH Cola Beverages Do Not Affect Women's Iron Absorption from a Vegetarian Meal. J Nutr, 141. pp. 805-808. ISSN 1541-6100.
  25. Fairweather-Tait, Susan J, Bao, Yongping, Broadley, Martin R., Collings, Rachel, Ford, Dianne, Hesketh, John E. and Hurst, Rachel (2011) Selenium in Human Health and Disease. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 14. pp. 1337-1383. ISSN 1523-0864.

Teaching Interests

Current teaching activity is focused on undergraduate medical degree students (nutrition, diet and health and preventive medicine) and post-graduate students. Lectures include diet and bone health, nutritional anaemias, and micronutrient requirements.

Contributions to national and international reports/position papers

  1. Report of the Food Standards Agency Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition Working Party on Iron and Health, 2010, London: TSO
  2. EU Network of Excellence (EURRECA) Workshop on Micronutrient Bioavailability: Priorities and Challenges for setting Dietary Reference Values. Am J Clin Nutr 2010, 91, Supplement 5 (eds. Fairweather-Tait SJ, Harvey LJ, Hurrell R, Boza J).
  3. van Ommen B, El-Sohemy A, Hesketh J, Kaput J, Fenech M, Evelo C, McArdle HJ, Bouwman J, Lietz G, Mathers JC, Fairweather-Tait S, van Kranen H, Elliott R, Wopereis S, Ferguson LR, Méplan C, Perozzi G, Allen L, Rivero F, and The Micronutrient Genomics Project Working Group.  The Micronutrient Genomics Project: a community driven knowledge base for micronutrient research. Genes Nutr. 2010 Dec;5(4):285-296.
  4. Sanderson P, Elsom RL, Kirkpatrick V, Calder PC, Woodside JV, Williams EA, Rink L, Fairweather-Tait S, Ivory K, Cantorna M, Watzl B, Stone EM UK Food Standards Agency Workshop Report: Diet and Immune Function. Br J Nutr. 2010;103:1684-7.
  5. EU Network of Excellence (EURRECA) Workshop on Micronutrient Status. Br J Nutr 2008, 99, Supplement S3 (eds. Fairweather-Tait SJ and Harvey LJ).
  6. Singh M, Ashwell M, Sanderson P, Cade J, Moreton J, Fairweather-Tait s, Roe M, Marx JJ, Worwood M, Cook JD. Risk of iron overload in carriers of genetic mutations associated with hereditary haemochromatosis: UK Food Standards Agency Workshop Report. Br J Nutr 2006;96:770-3.
  7. Singh M, Sanderson P, Hurrell RF, Fairweather-Tait SJ, Geissler C, Prentice A, Beard JL. Iron bioavailability: UK Food Standards Agency Workshop Report. Br J Nutr 2006;96:985-90.
  8. Elsom R, Sanderson P, Hesketh JE, Jackson MJ, Fairweather-Tait SJ, Akesson B, Handy J, Arthur JR. Functional markers of selenium status: UK Food Standards Agency Workshop Report. Br J Nutr 2006;96:980-4.
  9. Fairweather-Tait S, Lynch S, Hotz C, Hurrell R, Abrahamse L, Beebe S, Bering S, Bukhave K, Glahn R, Hambidge M, Hunt J, Lonnerdal B, Miller D, Mohktar N, Nestel P, Reddy M, Sandberg AS, Sharp P, Teucher B, Trinidad TP. The usefulness of in vitro models to predict the bioavailability of iron and zinc: a consensus statement from the HarvestPlus expert consultation. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2005 Nov;75(6):371-4.
  10. Kaput J, Ordovas JM, Ferguson L, van Ommen B et al. The case for strategic alliances to harness nutritional genomics for public and personal health. Br J Nutr 2005;94:623-632.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Hearing Expert for ANSES (development of Food Based Dietary Guidelines for the French Population).
  • 2013-2014  Member of Scientific Committee for International Conference Bioavailability 2014, 27-30 April, Brazil.
  • 2012-  Member of TRACEL Steering Committee.
  • 2013   Member of International Advisory Committee, 10th NTES  Conference on Trace & Mineral Elements in Health & Disease, August 25-29, 2013, Loen, Norway.
  • 2012-2016  Member of WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition.
  • 2011-  Member of Council of the International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans.
  • 2011-2012  Nutrition Society, Silver Medal Committee.
  • 2011-2014   Member of Steering Committee and Iron Expert Panel for the Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND) project.
  • 2010-2012  Panel member of Academy of Finland Expert Group.
  • 2010-2013  Member of International Reference Group for Nordic Nutrition Recommendations 5.
  • 2009-2012  Scientific Governor, British Nutrition Foundation.
  • 2009 International Expert Referee for Scientific (QQR) Review of the MRC Human Nutrition Research Unit, Cambridge
  • 2009 International Peer Reviewer for the Ireland HEA Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 3