Obesity and related co-morbidities are major global public health issues, and thus the focus of significant research effort. Recent research using cutting edge techniques including optogenetics and chemogenetics has made major new discoveries regarding the systems that control food intake. We are beginning to understand that peripheral hormonal and neural systems that communicate macronutrient ingestion and wider nutritional state to the centres in the brain that regulate appetite, and to tease out the specific brain circuits which are responsible for specific aspects of feeding behaviour and energy homeostasis. This talk will overview recent developments in the field and explore their implications for future clinical therapies.
30 Jun 2021 - 01 Jul 2021