A final year PhD student at the
Cardiff School of Health Sciences has recently been honoured at the
International Conference of Functional Food Centre.
Hassan was acknowledged for his talk and paper about the role of the
popular Asian and middle-eastern spice, fenugreek seeds, on
diabetes-related inflammation using cellular models.
conference, which was held at Harvard Medical School, brought together
experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the
functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for
Nurudeen was awarded the latest edition of the
book ‘Introduction to Functional Food Science’ and one-year membership
of the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds.
“It was a huge privilege to have my work recognised at a global conference of this calibre.
Met has provided me with the best possible environment to progress with
my PhD studies and I would like to thank my team of supervisors
Professor Keith Morris, Dr Maninder Ahluwalia and Dr Cathryn Withycombe
for all their support.”
Professor Keith Morris added:
"I would like to congratulate Nurudeen on his achievements at the International Conference of Functional Food Centre.
work is highly exciting as it suggests a possible mechanism by which
fenugreek is beneficial in the prevention of diabetes and
atherosclerosis and informs us further on how this spice could be
beneficial in a wide range of other diseases.”
his Biomedical Science degree at Cardiff Met, before moving to Cardiff
University to study for his Masters in Cancer Biology. In 2013, he
returned to Cardiff Met to work with Professor Keith Morris.