Improving patient health outcomes with bench-to-bedside nutrient research
Our bodies have an absolute requirement for essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. Inadequate nutrient status impacts negatively on patient health outcomes and severe deficiency can increase patient morbidity and mortality.
We are particularly interested in vitamin C as depletion of this essential nutrient occurs during various acute and chronic illnesses, such as during severe infections and cancer therapy. Depleted vitamin C status can also predispose towards specific illnesses, such as acute respiratory infections.
Our translational research
We carry out nutrient-based clinical studies with the aim to prevent and treat various acute and chronic illnesses. We also carry out laboratory-based biomarker studies with the aim to improve understanding of the mechanistic underpinnings to help inform best clinical practice. Overall, our objective is to have a positive impact on patient health outcomes and quality of life.
Our key research areas
The Nutrition in Medicine Research Group is comprised of experienced biomedical researchers with many years experience carrying out nutrient-related studies, new and emerging researchers and postgraduate students. We would not be about to carry out our clinical studies without assistance from our clinical colleagues, collaborators and funders.
- Our people in the Nutrition in Medicine Research Group
- Nutrition in Medicine Research Group collaborators
We provide information and education to the commuity about nutrients and health.