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Professor Emily Burton Inaugural Lecture

From soya to sustainable alternatives – a journey from fundamental nutrition to applied food security

Emily Burton
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In this talk Professor Emily Burton will describe how her approach to life has governed her career direction and the research she has undertaken in her attempts to make a difference.

  • From: Thursday 12 May 2022, 5.30 pm
  • To: Thursday 12 May 2022, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre, Lyth Building, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, NG25 0QF
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 11 May 2022, 1.00 pm
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From Emily's initial work on optimisation of processing soya for poultry feed, she will go on to describe how she applied her technical nutrition and processing expertise to the evaluation of novel feed materials, and gradually evolved to use nutrition as a tool to improve poultry health and the environmental impact of poultry production. Finally, Emily will share her current research interests in sustainable food production under the pillars of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Emily is Professor of Sustainable Food Production and a University Research Theme Co-Leader for Sustainable Futures. Emily completed a PhD in animal nutrition at the University of Nottingham in 2000, where she remained for a further 5 years running the poultry research unit, before moving to a commercial R and D role at Mars for 2 years. Emily started working at NTU in December 2007 and set up the NTU poultry research unit in 2009.  Emily now represents the UK in the European Poultry Working Groups on Nutrition (WG2) and Education and Information (WG11).


5.30 pm

Registration and welcome refreshments

6 pm

Welcome talk

6.05 pm

Lecture begins

6.50 pm

Close and thanks by Executive Dean

7 pm

Drinks reception

7.30 pm


Location details


Lyth Building
Brackenhurst Lane
NG25 0QF


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