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University College Dublin, December 2008
Lipgene – International conference to present project findings

As this five-year, multidisciplinary project reached an end, scientists from the Lipgene project presented the main findings at this one-day international conference hosted by University College Dublin. The day was organized in four sessions to highlight different aspects of the project and to provide an overall assessment of the impact of the project. The presentations, along with the programme for the event, can be downloaded below.

Welcome and introduction
Professor Christine Williams, University of Reading

Opening of the meeting
Dr. Patrick Cunningham, Chief Government Scientific Advisor, Ireland

Session 1: Lipids, genes and the metabolic syndrome
Professor Helen Roche, University College Dublin
Dr. Richard Planells, INSERM, France

Session 2: Optimizing fats in the food chain
Professor Ian Givens, University of Reading
Dr. Thorsten Zank, BASF Plant Science


Session 3: What do European consumers think about the metabolic syndrome, functional and genetically modified foods?
Dr. Barbara Stewart-Knox, University of Ulster 

Session 4: Impact of the project
Professor Ian Givens, University of Reading

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