MRC Medical Research Council, UK

Contact person:

Gail Goldberg
John Crisp


Role in the project:

  • WP1: Sample and data contributor
  • WP2: Data contributor and analysis
  • WP7: Sample contribution and analysis


The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. MRC Human Nutrition Research (HNR) is a MRC Unit. It was established in 1998 following the restructuring of the Dunn Nutrition Unit, so as to progress the Medical Research Councils portfolio of strategic and applied nutrition research. HNR’s mission is to conduct nutrition research and surveillance to improve the health of the population with a focus on obesity and metabolic risk, musculoskeletal health, intestinal health and nutritional inequalities. It acts to: Advance knowledge through discovery science, the development of innovative methodologies and the application of specialist expertise in priority areas; Improve health and economic advantage through the exchange of knowledge and technology to inform nutrition policy and practice; Provide opportunities for training and to build capacity for nutrition research; Foster a dialogue with the public on nutrition science and its implications for health.