Physics Colloquium: Prof. Steve Abrams
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 04:00pm

Physics Colloquium

Prof. Steve Abrams, Dell Medical School, UT

"Using Stable Isotopes to Solve Global Malnutrition"

4:00pm, The John A. Wheeler Lecture Hall (RLM 4.102).

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45pm in RLM 4.102.

Abstract: Over the past 70 years isotopes have been used to study aspects of human nutrition. Increasingly over the last 30 years, mineral stable isotopes, originally produced at Oak Ridge National Laboratories have been used to student biological functioning of key minerals including iron, zinc, calcium and others. Through use of isotope based technology, solutions to problems including the failure of iron supplementation programs to be effective have been achieved. We will discuss the mineral isotopes and the challenges and opportunities for their use in human nutrition studies.

Location: RLM 4.102