Phytochemical Society of Europe prize for IFR scientist
3rd July 2013
The Phytochemical Society of Europe presented Ala’a Al-Bakheit with the prize for best presentation at their recent conference ‘Natural Products in Cancer Therapy.’ The conference aims were to present of recent results and discuss trends in this area, to provide a forum for the exchange of information on natural compounds from plants, foods and other natural sources used in cancer therapy and chemoprevention.
Ala’a is a PhD student, supervised by Richard Mithen in the Food and Health Institute Strategic Programme. Her research is investigating compounds found in cruciferous vegetables with potential health benefits, and their effects on chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and cancer.. Ala’a presented this research at the conference, which was held in Naples June and attracted participants from 25 different countries from across Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA.
Read more on the Food and Health Programme website