Hi I'm Dr Vimal Karani.

I am an Associate Professor in Nutrigenetics & Nutrigenomics and the Programme Director for Nutrition degree programmes at the University of Reading. I joined the University of Reading after my post-doctoral training at the MRC Epidemiology unit (Cambridge, UK) and University College London (London, UK). I have also received advanced training in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. I have published extensively in areas related to nutrigenetics and non-communicable diseases and presently have more than 75 peer reviewed publications (including those in premier biomedical journals: Nature Genetics, Lancet, BMJ, PLoS Medicine and PLoS Genetics) and book chapters.

I have received significant global media attention for my work on nutrition, lifestyle and cardiometabolic diseases. I have received funds as a PI and Co-I from various funding bodies such as the Medical Research Council (MRC), Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), British Heart Foundation (BHF), National Health and Medical Research Council (NH-MRC), The British Council, Newton Fund, Rank Prize Funds Nutrition Committee award and the Nutrition Society (NS). In the last 7 years, the grants that I have been associated with are of the value ~£2.1 million.