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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Rima Obeid, AIAS Fellow

Metabolic Flexibility: Lessons learnt from deficiency and supplementation of targeted nutrients

Info about event


Monday 20 February 2017,  at 14:15 - 16:15


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Food components show consistent relationships with chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. Deficiency of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and overconsumption of macro-nutrients (fat, or sugar) are classical examples. A certain level of metabolic flexibility enables us to adapt to an abrupt load of fat or sugar or a short term hunger. The personalized response to some nutrients is even used for setting an early diagnosis or making recommendation on supplementation. The seminar will summarize recent results on how we response to alterations in intakes of selected food components, and how to use these changes to make informed decisions on health and disease conditions.

Short bio

Professor Rima Obeid is working as an AIAS-COFUND Marie Curie fellow at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University since October 2014. During her Marie-Curie Fellowship, Prof. Obeid edited a new book, obtained external funding, and collaborated with distinguished scientists at Aarhus University. She is an expert in nutritional metabolomics and has conducted numerous studies and published over 70 original articles in this field. Prof. Obeid studied Pharmacy and later obtained her PhD in Clinical Biochemistry at the Saarland University, Germany. 

Rima Obeid's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.  Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.