Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC)

World-leading researchers at the ANPC plan to revolutionise the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of serious health challenges such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, autism, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. By analysing the molecular, physical and biochemical characteristics of biological tissue and fluids such as blood and urine, researchers at the ANPC aim […]

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Future of Food Summit: International speakers

Experts in infrastructure planning and transport logistics, advanced nutritional analysis and innovative, Indigenous-led agrifood systems from the Netherlands, UK and Canada gave attendees of the 2022 Future of Food Summit much food for thought.

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Prof. Jeremy Nicholson

Professor Jeremy Nicholson is Pro Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, where he leads the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC).

In 2012, Nicholson was appointed Director and Principle Investigator of the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre based at Imperial College London, where he had led the Department of Surgery and Cancer since 2009. In 2018, he became Emeritus Professor of Biological Chemistry at Imperial College. The same year, Prof. Nicholson moved to Perth to take up his role as PVC of Health Sciences at Murdoch.

Nicholson holds honorary professorships at 12 universities and multiple professorships at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to which he was elected as an Albert Einstein Honorary Professor in 2014. He was recently appointed as a special adviser to the Minister of Health in Western Australia.

He is also founder-director, chief scientist and chief scientist officer at Metabometrix, an Imperial College London spin-off company specialising in molecular phenotyping, clinical diagnostics and toxicological screening via metabonomics and metabolomics.

Prof. Nicholson’s research interests include spectroscopic and chemometric approaches to the investigation of disturbed metabolic processes in complex organisms.He is known for having developed metabonomics, also referred to as metabolic profiling.

He brings world-leading research expertise to his role as the CRC’s Research Program 3 lead.

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Dr Ruey-Leng Loo

Ruey-Leng Loo is a Western Australia Premier’s Early to Mid-Career Fellow and a senior researcher at Murdoch University’s Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC). She has expertise in epidemiological studies and in data analytics for metabolic phenotyping. Her research delivers new knowledge of dietary impacts on human metabolism and health/disease, and provides a translational bridge to the food science industry.

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Analytical techniques for value-added solutions – Dr Ruey-Leng Loo

Dr Ruey-Leng Loo, part of the expert team at Murdoch University’s world-leading Australian National Phenome Centre, leads the CRC’s flagship ‘Metabolomic food library’ project, producing detailed ‘chemical fingerprints’ of Western Australian food products that prove their provenance and nutritional credentials. Here, she explains how the process works and why it will help producers’ bottom lines.

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