Current research themes involve exploring the following questions:
Work to understand the basic molecular and cellular mechanisms that are involved when an individual’s developmental trajectory is modified by environmental cues.
Work to observe and characterise the effects of plastic responses on physiology and function in the animal systems of sheep, rats and mice.
Clinical trials to test new interventions to modify or mitigate the impacts of plastic responses.
Observational studies to correlate nutritional and other factors with health outcomes in large groups of people.
Work to develop innovative new methods of transferring new knowledge to our audiences.
Work to develop distinctive techniques or research capabilities for use across the Centre and beyond.