A London-based dietitian has been awarded a prestigious grant to allow further research into appetite regulation. Dr Aygul Dagbasi, a registered dietitian and postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, was announced as the winner of this year’s British Nutrition Foundation Drummond Pump Priming Award at the British Nutrition Foundation Annual Day held in November 2022.
The British Nutrition Foundation Drummond Pump Priming Award recognises and enables a newly appointed university lecturer or research fellow to undertake the pilot work needed to support a substantial grant application in nutrition science. Applicants to the Award are judged on their contributions to nutrition science and the scientific merit and clarity in the communication of their work.
Dr Dagbasi will receive a grant of £5,000 to undertake her project titled ‘Understanding the impact of food structures on ileal metabolites and gut hormone release.’ With this award, the British Nutrition Foundation supports her outstanding work in the field of appetite regulation.
Commenting on her award, Dr Aygul Dagbasi, Imperial College London said: “I am very honoured and grateful for the support provided by the Drummond Pump Priming Award to continue building my career. The award will allow me to gain a deeper understanding in the role of food structures and the ileum in appetite regulation to support future funding applications.”
Sara Stanner, Science Director, British Nutrition Foundation said: “Each year we are left immensely impressed by the applications we get from across the globe for our Drummond Pump Priming Award. It is encouraging to see the calibre of work being undertaken by the current generation of early-career researchers in the field of nutrition science and we would like to congratulate Dr Dagbasi and all the other applicants on the work they are doing to ultimately help people across the world lead healthier lives.”
The Pump Priming grants have been made possible through British Nutrition Foundation’s management of the Drummond Memorial Fund, established in 1954 in memory of the work of Sir Jack Drummond, who made a significant contribution to developments in the application of nutrition science for public health benefit.
To learn more about Dr Aygul Dagbasi’s work, along with the work of other past winners, please visit https://www.nutrition.org.uk/our-work/what-we-do/awards/pump-priming-award/
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