From Food as Fuel to Nutrition as Regulation: Metabolism and Society
A seminar presented by Associate Professor Hannah Landecker, Director of the Institute for Society and Genetics, University of California Los Angeles.
This talk examines contemporary developments in epigenetics, circadian biology, and cancer metabolism in social and historical context. How and why did we come to think of food as fuel and the body as a motor, or nutrition as the supplier of “building blocks” to a metabolic machine? New developments in a variety of biomedical research fields are challenging distinctions between information and energy, generating new frameworks for both scientific and cultural attitudes toward food, development, and health.
Date: Wednesday 9th September 2015
Time: 12:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Room, Level 3, Medical School South, University of Adelaide
To learn more about the work of visiting scholar Hannah Landecker, please download the attached Q & A.