April Talk – Personalised Nutrition


Tim-Spector-April TalkTalk by Tim Spector – The Future of Personalised Nutrition

Through his pioneering scientific research, Professor Spector has been shocked to discover how little good evidence there is for many of our most deep-rooted ideas about food, and why almost everything we have been told about food is wrong. The community of around 100 trillion microbes that live in our colon is key to our digestion, appetite, mood, metabolism, and control of our immune system – and to how we respond to most drugs and foods. Understanding how our unique microbiome profiles are influenced by specific foods is paving the way for the new era of personalised nutrition, which is breaking the dogma of ‘one size fits all’ advice.

About the Speaker

Professor of Genetics and author Tim Spector came to national prominence during the pandemic because of his role as lead researcher behind the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the ZOE Covid study of over four million people for which he was awarded an OBE in 2020. His current work focuses on the microbiome and nutrition, and he is co-founder of the data science company ZOE Ltd, which has commercialised a home kit for personalised nutrition.

When and Where

Monday 15 April. Our meetings are held at Omnibus.

Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0QW
The bar at Omnibus is open from 7 pm, and meetings will commence at 8 pm.
Our guest will normally speak for about 45 minutes, followed by around 15 minutes for questions and discussion, and the bar will remain open after meetings.

Meetings are free, so please come along and introduce a friend! Open to non-members.

The Clapham Society hosts many Free talks and events. Please click here for the programme of the year.