About us

The Centre for Nutraceuticals is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the area of nutraceuticals, supplements, and functional foods. The Centre will act as a catalyst for improving health and wellbeing guided by research and innovation. The Centre seeks to be a globally recognised source of scientifically validated knowledge to better inform governments,  regulatory bodies, the industry and consumers.

It launches from a springboard of established international partnerships, with past and current engagements with national governments and sector leading corporate organisations.

The core expertise of the Centre is unique and distinctive. The focus areas including supplementation and functional foods transcend disciplines that range from nutrition and public health, physiology and metabolism, and formulation science and nanotechnology.

The Centre will focus on the following activities:

  • Collaborative, contract research and consultancy projects (product development, analysis and validation services, and clinical testing via human intervention studies)
  • Subject relevant training (B2B and B2C) and CPD-certified lectures, workshops and events
  • Knowledge dissemination via publications, conferences and public engagements

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The Centre is staffed by academic staff from the School of Life Sciences who have established expertise and depth of knowledge in the areas of nutrition, public health, metabolism, sports and exercise physiology, and formulation science and drug delivery. The academic members have an established track record of successfully delivering high impact projects in these areas, in collaboration with the industry as well as the public sector. The Centre also hosts a number of doctoral researchers, research associates and research assistants, and visiting researchers.

Read about our current PhD students on our Doctoral researcher profiles page


The Centre benefits from dedicated research laboratories at its site within the School of Life Sciences, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW. The laboratories and analytical suites are well placed for activities ranging from pharmacology and molecular biology studies utilising established cellular models to human nutrition, physiology and sports and exercise performance studies. The Centre also houses a dedicated tissue culture suite, a phlebotomy suite and a food preparation kitchen.

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Find out about the range of projects undertaken by the Centre for Nutraceuticals. 

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Centre for Nutraceuticals, School of Life Sciences, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW.

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Contact us

Professor Mohammed Gulrez Zariwala
T: +44 (20) 7911 5000
E: [email protected]