Christiani Jeyakumar HENRY
Lead, Nutritional Sciences and Human Physiology
Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre
Professor Jeyakumar Henry is currently Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, A*STAR in Singapore and Professor, Dept of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore and Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Prior to his arrival to Singapore in 2011, he was the founding director of the Functional Food Centre in Oxford. He initially trained as a Food scientist and subsequently obtained his MSc and PhD in Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In recent years, his interest has been in understanding glycemic control, the role of glycaemia in body weight regulation, food-nutrient interactions and functional foods. His work on energy expenditure culminated in the development of the “Henry equations” to predict Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). His equations on BMR are widely used in several countries including the European Union. He was a Board member of UK Food Standards Agency and member of the general Advisory Committee on Science of the Food standard agency (UK). He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, Editorial Board Member of the Nutrition Today, and Scientific Director, ILSI-SEA, International Life Science Institute South East Asia.
Professor Henry’s work has received numerous awards including the British Nutrition Foundation prize for his outstanding contribution to Nutrition (2010). In 2012, he was made a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology for his contribution to melding the sciences of Food and Nutrition. He has published over 230 papers and presented at over 250 international conferences. He is a regularly featured commentator on food and nutrition in both print and television media. He is also been the expert scientific commentator on the highly successful TV program ‘Food Files’ hosted by National Geographic channel.
His research interests and mission is to use innovative research focused on dietary factors that promote optimal growth and reduce chronic disease to develop foods that will improve human health across the life course. To do this we will:
The overarching theme of our research will be “Diet in optimizing healthy growth, development and aging”. The main thrusts of the nutritional science program centered in the CNRC will be to align with the three research themes of SICS, and will mainly (but not exclusively) focus on Theme II:
Theme I: Mother & Infant Nutrition and Childhood Development
Theme II: Nutritional Science Research
Theme III: Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Asian Subjects
The Nutritional Science/CNRC programs will consist of the three major themes:
Tan SY, Wan-Yi Peh E, Marangoni AG, Henry CJ. ''Effects of liquid oil vs. oleogel co-ingested with a carbohydrate-rich meal on human blood triglycerides, glucose, insulin and appetite''. Food Funct. 14 Dec 2016. doi: 10.1039/c6fo01274d.
Sun L, Tan KW, Lim JZ, Magkos F, Henry CJ. ''Dietary fat and carbohydrate quality have independent effects on postprandial glucose and lipid responses''. Eur J Nutr. 21 Oct 2016. doi: 10.1007/s00394-016-1313-y.
Sun L, Tan KW, Siow PC, Henry CJ. ''Soya milk exerts different effects on plasma amino acid responses and incretin hormone secretion compared with cows' milk in healthy, young men''. Br J Nutr. 09 Sep 2016. 116(7):1216-1221. doi: 10.1017/S0007114516003214.
Tan KW, Sun LJ, Goh KK, Henry CJ. ''Lipid droplet size and emulsification on postprandial glycemia, insulinemia and lipidemia''. Food Funct. 07 Sep 2016. 7(10):4278-4284. doi: 10.1039/c6fo00897f.
Camps SG, Wang NX, Tan WS, Henry CJ. ''Estimation of basal metabolic rate in Chinese: are the current prediction equations applicable?''. Nutr J. 31 Aug 2016. 15(1):79. doi: 10.1186/s12937-016-0197-2.
Bi X, Lim J, Henry CJ. ''Spices in the management of diabetes mellitus''. Food Chemistry. 29 Aug 2016. 217:281–293. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.08.111.
Mukhopadhyay A, Henry CJ, Ong V, Leong CS, Teh AL, van Dam RM, Kowitlawakul Y. ''Association of modified NUTRIC score with 28-day mortality in critically ill patients''. Clin Nutr. 12 Aug 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.08.004.
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