Research at NICHE
Current research topics at the Nutrition and Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE).
In this section
CENA – Centre for Excellence in Nutrition and Ageing
The role of nutrition in promoting better health and well-being in ageing.
Obesity, energy balance and food choice
Investigating the factors that affect the amount and type of food that an individual consumes.
Folate and related B vitamins in health and disease
The roles of folate and related B vitamins in health and disease.
Marine bioactives in health and disease
Research within NICHE investigates the effects of marine bioactives.
Nutrition, toxicology and child development
Research in nutrition, toxicology and child development.
Nutritional immunology in health and disease
Researchers in NICHE conduct fundamental research which assess changes in markers of immune function associated with normal physiological and pathological disease processes.
Phytochemicals and gut microbiota in health and disease
Much of our research is cross-disciplinary and we work closely with other research areas within NICHE, as well as colleagues in Ireland, Britain, Europe and beyond.
NNEdPro Global Centre
The Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) Global Centre for Nutrition and Health is an award-winning think-tank that develops educational models to improve nutrition in health systems and conducts training courses and research studies.