Meet our keynote speaker: Gareth Leng, UK
Keynote lecture: 'The neuroscience of food choice and obesity'
Gareth Leng is Professor of Experimental Physiology at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an honorary Member of the British Neuroendocrine Society, a former president of the International Neuroendocrine Federation and a former editor-in chief of The Journal of Neuroendocrinology.
His work, published more than 300 research papers and reviews, has included studies of the electrical activity of hypothalamic neurons, hormone secretion and gene expression, and their regulation in a variety of physiological and experimental conditions, mainly in rats, and has involved computational modelling. Research in his lab is funded by the MRC and the EU; he currently co-ordinates a large multinational grant on the determinants of food choice (https://www.nudge-it.eu).