Dr Vimal Karani

Assistant Professor
Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition,
University of Reading
United Kingdom

” A Nutrigenetics Approach to Study the Impact of Genetic and Dietary Factors on Cardio-Metabolic Traits “

Dr Vimal Karani is an Assistant Professor in Nutrigenetics at the University of Reading, UK. He did his post-doctoral training at the MRC Epidemiology unit (Cambridge, UK) and senior research fellowship at the University College London (UK). He has an interdisciplinary academic background, with qualifications from Medical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology and Genetic Epidemiology.

He has won the British Nutrition Foundation 2014 award and Research Endowment Trust Fund 2015 award. In addition, he has received grant support from British council, British Heart Foundation, Rank Prize funds and Ministry of Higher Education. His publications can be found at the following link: https://www.reading.ac.uk/food/about/staff/v-karani.aspx

His primary research interests focus on the investigation of gene-nutrient interactions on metabolic- and CVD-related outcomes using combined approaches from genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and molecular biology. His long term goal is to use the findings from observational studies to carry out human intervention studies with a view towards developing industrial collaborations to facilitate ‘Personalized Nutrition’. He is also a lead study coordinator of a large international collaboration (D-CarDia Collaboration), where he focuses on establishing the causal relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and cardiovascular disease-related outcomes using Mendelian Randomization analysis.

Scientific Committee

Assit. Prof. Aysha Sameen, University of Agriculture, Pakistan.

Dr. Rachel Novotny, The University of Hawai, Hawai.

Dr. Aravindhan Vivekanandhan, University of Madras, India.

Dr. Maria Aderuza Horst, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil.

Dr. C. A. Kalpana , Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, India

Dr. Bodhini Dhanasekaran, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India.

Dr. Adaikala Antonysunil, Warwick Medical School, UK.

Assit. Prof. Aamir Shehzad, University of Agriculture, Pakistan.

Assist. Prof. Idrees Ahmed Wani, University of Kashmir, India.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Sokhini Abd Mutalib, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Dr. Saloni Kaur Dang, Newcastle University, Singapore.

Dr. Rao Sanaullah Khan, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan.

Dr. Imran Khan, The University of Agriculture, Pakistan.

Anoma Chandrasekara, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

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