“The 10th issue of the Danone International Prize for Nutrition is announced by Danone Institute International, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to develop and communicate scientific knowledge on food, diet and nutrition to benefit public health, in collaboration with the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale. This Prize, regarded as one of the most distinguished scientific contests in the field of nutrition, was established to reward excellence and major advancement in nutrition in science. It recognizes highly new concepts and research fields which lead to potential application for human diet and health.”
Pr. Olivier Goulet (Neker Hospital, Paris, France) – Chair of the 2016 DIPN Prize Committee
The 10th Danone International Prize for Nutrition recognizes a researcher leading a major advancement in nutrition science, including new concepts and research fields with potential application for human diet and health. The innovative research, including mechanisms, disease prevention and management, behavior, economics, public health, or expanding the frontiers of food science and nutrition, are within scope. The candidate is employed by a not-for-profit institution and actively involved in research at the time of the award.
The Jury has decided to recognize and award Prof. Philip Calder of the University of Southampton (UK) for his cutting edge research on fatty acid metabolism and functionality, focusing notably on the immune, inflammatory and cardiometabolic systems.
After an introduction and award ceremony chaired by Prof. Olivier Goulet (President of Danone Institute International), Prof. Luis Moreno (President of the Jury of the 10th Danone International Prize for Nutrition) and Jean-Philippe Paré (Executive VP of R&D and Quality, Danone), Prof Calder had a lecture on “Feeding the Immune System”.