Cathie Martin, an NRPDTP supervisor based at the John Innes Centre, has been awarded the prestigious Rank Prize for Nutrition for her globally significant research in making fruit and vegetables more nutritious. Professor Martin will formally receive the award at a ceremony early next year.
The award recognises those who have made a significant contribution to human and animal nutrition, where their ideas have been carried through to practical applications of benefit to humankind. Professor Martin’s research into plant genetics and metabolism uses plant science tools to improve human diet and health with special emphasis on biofortification and using plant metabolic engineering to enhance foods nutritionally. She is also co-director of the Wellcome-funded EDESIA PhD programme: Plants, food and health, from crop to clinic.
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