Senior Research Fellow
Sumanto Haldar has a broad outlook, experience and an appreciation for a dynamic, multicultural environment, having spent his childhood in India and having completed all his higher education in the UK, including a BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences from the University of Leeds and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ulster. He has a passion for food, people and cricket (in no particular order!).
His main research interests include studying the effects of diet and lifestyle on intermediate end points of chronic disease risk, with an ultimate aim of promoting healthy ageing and improving quality of life. He has been involved in several large clinical nutrition trials, investigating longer term effects of specific foods and/or dietary components on human health as well as shorter-term acute studies investigating absorption, metabolism and bioavailability of dietary bioactive phytochemicals, including polyphenols and carotenoids. He has a particular interest in the area of personalised nutrition including the exploration of reasons behind the inter-individual variability in the absorption, metabolism and effects of dietary components in humans. He is also interested in identifying and utilising diet related intermediate end points (‘biomarkers’) to determine risk for various chronic diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancers) and how changes in our diet can modulate these biomarkers favourably.
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