St Mary’s Nutrition Students Awarded Research Bursary
Students from the Nutrition programmes at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have been awarded a Nutrition Society bursary to conduct research over the summer.
The students, Iman Khwaia and Sebastien Chohan, have been awarded a research bursary of £2500 to conduct two pieces of research.
The Nutrition Society awards ten bursaries each year. The students are required to submit a research proposal with a supporting statement, which are adjudicated by a panel of judges.
Iman will be studying the effect of blackberry polyphenols on postprandial glucose and insulin response after a high carbohydrate meal in healthy men and women. Sebastien meanwhile will be looking at the antioxidant activity of sunflower seeds at different stages of growth. The two will then present their findings at a Nutrition Society Conference.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Programme Director for Nutrition at St Mary’s Liz Newling-Ward, said, “I want to pass on my warmest congratulations to Imam and Sebastien. This is a fantastic opportunity for them both, previous recipients of the bursary from St Mary’s have gone on to use their research as an inspiration for their final year dissertations. I am sure they will both make the most of the opportunity this presents."