The importance of essential fatty acids and their derivatives

Time: 15:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

Essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) are needed to prevent EFA deficiency but, in addition, it has been realised that the levels of these acids and their metabolic derivatives play vital roles in many important diseases characterised by chronic inflammation (e.g. CVD, arthritis and, recently, Covid-19). This because very long chain fatty acid metabolites give rise to lipid mediators and the competition between n-3 and n-6 acids and metabolites is critical.

During this session, the speakers will discuss the sources of these dietary components (fish via their ingestion of algae) and the lipid mediators derived from such fatty acids and their functions in health and disease.

Invited speakers:

  • Professor John L. Harwood (Cardiff University)
  • Professor Philip Calder (University of Southampton)

The webinar will be chaired by Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation at the University of Reading, and is aimed for practicing scientist in early years of their career.

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