Program Lead - Muscle & Mobility and Diet, Nutrition & Metabolism Research Platforms, Danone Nutricia Research

Dr Matthew Furber

After completing his degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Hertfordshire Matthew went on to work for 3 years as a Sport Scientist for Lucozade Sport focusing on applied science support to athletes and research in carbohydrate metabolism. Matthew then lectured for 3 years at the University of Hertfordshire on nutrition and physiology, alongside this role he managed the human performance laboratory and started a Ph.D. After attaining his Ph.D focusing on the cellular and metabolic response of high protein feedings in sedentary males and endurance runners Matthew returned the GSK to help set up the GSK Human Performance Lab (HPL). Matthew spent 4 years at the GSK Human Performance Lab undertaking exploratory research in nutrition and physiology and providing science support to some of the world’s top athletes including a multiple tour de France winner, Open Golf champion, Open Tennis champion and extreme explorers. Matthew currently leads the Muscle & Mobility and Diet, Nutrition & Metabolism Research and Research Platforms at Danone Nutricia Research. The research area is broad, but currently has a focus on muscle function and quality in frail and elderly populations along with the impact Diet, Nutrition & Metabolism has on targeted medical conditions such as cancer, COPD, frailty and malnutrition.

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