Professor Graham Burdge BSc PhD
Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry
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Professor Graham Burdge is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
There is increasing evidence that epigenetic processes are involved in non-communicable diseases. Nutrition may provide a safe, cost-effective means to correct these errors.
Professor Burdge graduated in Cell and Immunobiology from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1985 and was awarded a PhD from the Department of Medical Oncology, University of Southampton in 1990. He joined the Department of Child Health, University of Southampton, in 1987 to study pulmonary surfactant biosynthesis. During this period he developed an interest in polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism in pregnancy and fetal development. This included projects on the effect of ethanol exposure on the developing brain and the effect of fatty acids on neuroblastoma differentiation. He subsequently moved to the Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton, where he carried out research on human polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism. He was awarded a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellowship in 2006, and was appointed Lecturer in Human Nutrition (2007) and subsequently Reader/Associate Professor in Human Nutrition (2009). He was awarded a personal chair in nutritional biochemistry in 2015.
Professor Burdge is Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition and of the Journal of Nutritional Science. He is currently a member of the World Cancer Research Fund grants panel and has served as a member of BBSRC research panel A. His is a scientific advisor to the Institute of Food, Brain and Behaviour.
BSc, Cell and Immunobiology, The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1985)
PhD, University of Southampton (1990)
13/11/1989 to 16/02/1995 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Southampton.
17/02/1995 to 31/08/1997 Senior Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Southampton.
03/11/1997 to 09/10/1998 Scientific Officer, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Surrey.
12/10/1998 to 31/10/2003 Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Southampton.
01/11/2003 to 31/12/2005 Senior Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Southampton
01/01/2006 to 31/03/2007 British Heart Foundation Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Southampton
01/04/2007 to 30/03/2009 Lecturer in Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Southampton.
01/04/2009 onwards Reader in Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Southampton.