Women in Science Festival 2017

Prof Jenny Woof

Monday, March 6 2017 at 7:00PM

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14-18 Perth Rd, Dundee, Angus DD1 4LN

Prof Jenny Woof

What's the talk about?

It is hard to miss the increasing numbers of gluten-free foods on supermarket shelves. But what is gluten and who should avoid eating it and why?

It is clear that for individuals with coeliac disease avoiding gluten is necessary for good health, but might gluten-free foods offer any advantages for others? Or is this yet another health food fad?

Jenny Woof is an immunologist and Professor of Biology in the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, and recent winner of the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research (Engaged Researcher of the Year).
She will explore the mechanisms underlying the autoimmune reaction to gluten, which is the hallmark of coeliac disease, discuss why avoiding gluten is essential for coeliac disease patients, and open the debate as to whether there might be any benefits for those who do not have coeliac disease.


Join us in the basement bar at Braes - doors open 18.30, 19.00 start.

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