Prof. Julie A Lovegrove

Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition and Institute for
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)
University of Reading

Julie Lovegrove is a Professor of Human Nutrition and is the Head of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition and the Deputy Director of the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research at the University of Reading. Professor Lovegrove’s research focus is the nutritional influences on cardiovascular disease risk, including nutrient-gene interactions. Of particular interest are the effects of dietary fats and phytochemicals on vascular health, insulin sensitivity and lipid metabolism in different population groups. She also sits on a number of external committees including the UK Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee for Nutrition (SACN) and is Deputy Chair for the Council for the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Dr. Radha Venkatesan

Executive Scientific Officer & Head
Dept. of Molecular Genetics
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation

Dr. Radha Venkatesan, Executive Scientific Officer and Head of the Molecular Genetics department, working in diabetes research for more than 15 years. Her major scientific field of interest is Human Molecular Genetics. She has more than 15 years experience of teaching and guiding Ph.D students. She is a recognized guide in Madras University for PhD programme. She has carried out many projects as a Principal Investigator, in the field of molecular and functional genomics of diabetes supported by various funding agencies including the ICMR, DBT and DST. She has to her credit many book chapters and research publications on genetics of diabetes in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Radha has undergone extensive training in various molecular biology techniques including the next generation sequencing technologies.