The biology of appetite: what makes us hungry? | University of Oxford

The biology of appetite: what makes us hungry?

Speaker
Professor Sadaf Farooqi, University of Cambridge
Event date
Event time
13:30 - 14:30
Venue
Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building
Woodstock Rd
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Venue details

Room L5

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Every day we make choices about the type of food we eat, when we eat and how much we eat. There is increasing evidence that an intricate biological system underpins our eating behaviour. I will discuss key research into the biology of appetite emerging from genetics and neuroscience and the relevance of these findings to understanding eating disorders and obesity.