Hong Kong - Dinner with Dr Giles Yeo
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Alumni and guests are invited to join the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong, for dinner with Dr Giles Yeo - Gene Eating, the Truth About Diets.
- Dr Giles Yeo is a geneticist with nearly 20 years’ experience studying obesity and the brain control of food intake. He obtained his PhD from Cambridge in Genetics in 1998. He is also a graduate tutor and Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.
- Dr Yeo was in the initial vanguard that described a number of genes that, when mutated, resulted in rare forms of severe obesity, thus uncovering key pathways in the brain that control food intake. His current research focuses on understanding how these pathways differ between lean and obese people and the influence of genes in our feeding behaviour
- Dr Yeo also presents science documentaries for the BBC; his critically acclaimed investigation for BBC Horizon, ‘Clean eating – the dirty truth’, was screened in 2017 and prompted an important national debate about dieting advice and evidence-based science. He is also one of the ‘doctors’ on BBC2’s ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’.
Dress code: Business attire
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