ASO Scotland Network Natter

Event Type
Virtual Meeting
Target Audience
Commissioners of care and other obesity interested organisation representatives
Healthcare professionals
Patients and people living with obesity


For August we have Dr Douglas Morrison, a Reader in Isotope Biosciences and Head of the Stable Isotope Biochemistry Laboratory at SUERC, University of Glasgow. He will be discussing “Nutrient sensing, microbes and the gut: what role do they play in obesity?”

Dr Morrison’s research focus is on the role of the gut in over-nutrition (obesity) and under-nutrition (stunting). In obesity his research focusses on the function of the gut microbiome and its role in metabolic health, immune health and ageing. He has developed novel approaches currently in clinical trials for the prevention of weight gain in young adults. In under-nutrition his research focusses on developing non-invasive, stable isotope tools for measuring gut function in children to improve understanding of gut dysfunction and monitoring success of nutritional interventions in Low and Middle Income Countries.

This event will be in the format of a short presentation followed by a Q&A/discussion amongst attendees.

The ASO Scotland Network Natter is an online networking event to provide anyone working in the field of obesity prevention and treatment an opportunity to come together for a chat, to share ideas and support.

We would like to embrace the new way of networking with this online Zoom event.

What will the ASO Scotland Network Natter event involve?

We want to create a relaxed and fun networking session to give us an opportunity to ‘e-meet’ colleagues in Scotland.

Register and you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the Networking event.