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Riddet Research Excellence

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Riddet Research Excellence

Department of Human Nutrition PhD students Evie Mete and Caleb Robinson
attended the Riddet Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Student
Colloquium in Auckland last week. Forty-seven students from across the
country working on projects affiliated to the Riddet CoRE presented their
research including five students from Otago's food science department.
Most students, including Evie and Caleb, receive 3yr Riddet PhD
Scholarships.

Evie's presentation was on "Physiological effects of processed wholegrain
foods in healthy adults" and Caleb's was on "Whole grains, fibre and
health: Carbohydrate digestibility and the microbiome".

The Colloquium is held annually is a great opportunity to network and make
new research connections with other students and researchers working on
food and nutrition research. Dr Lisa Te Morenga from the Department of
Human Nutrition and Prof Indrawati Oey from Food Science also attended to
support the students. Lisa was a scholar at the first Riddet Colloquium
held in 2008 and is now an Associate Investigator with the CoRE and has
attended almost every colloquium since. Being a former Riddet Scholar has
opened up many research opportunities for her.