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Nutritional Programming of Offspring Phenotype

Scientific Conference

Friday 5 June 2015 from 12:00 at 13:00

Speaker

Deborah M Sloboda, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Canada Research Chair Perinatal Programming, McMaster University l

Dr Sloboda holds a Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Programming and is an Associate Professor in the Dept of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University. She is an Associate member to the Depts of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics at McMaster and maintains an Honorary Research Fellow appointment at the Liggins Institute in New Zealand. She completed her PhD training at the University of Toronto, Dept of Physiology following which she was a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. In 2006 she was recruited to the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand where in 2008 she was the Deputy Director of the National Research Centre for Growth and Development at the University of Auckland. In 2009 she held the position of Acting Director of the Centre for one year.

Dr Sloboda's laboratory investigates the impact of poor maternal nutrition on the developing fetus and how it influences the risk of non-communicable disease later in life. Her experimental studies investigate the effects of maternal nutrient manipulation combined with a changing postnatal diet on pubertal onset, ovarian development and maturation, and metabolic function.

Dr Sloboda is the Secretary of the International Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Dr Sloboda has published over 75 papers in leading scientific journals and contributed to over 10 books on the concept of Early life origins of health and disease.

 
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