The award has been assigned annually since 1991 in recognition of scientific excellence within the field of nutrition for a member of the Society who is within 15 years of higher degree graduation.
Dr Berry was awarded for her research entitled ‘Personalised nutrition for metabolic health’.
I’m really excited to be awarded the Silver Medal as not only does it reflect my contribution to the field of Nutritional Research, but most importantly the fun-filled 20 years working at King’s College London and more recently alongside ZOE Ltd with some inspirational colleagues. I feel very privileged that I get to do my hobby every day!– Dr Sarah Berry, Reader in nutritional sciences at the School of Life Course & Population Sciences
Dr Berry’s research interests relate to the influence of dietary components on cardiometabolic disease risk. Her particular focus is on precision nutrition, postprandial lipid metabolism and food and fat structure. Since commencing her research career at King’s, she has been the academic leader for more than 30 human nutrition studies in cardio-metabolic health. Dr Berry has made a leading contribution to the knowledge-base on the manipulation of food and fat structure and subsequent effects on lipid and carbohydrate bioaccessibility and postprandial metabolism.
Dr Berry is also the lead nutritional scientist on the ZOE PREDICT programme of research, assessing the genetic, metabolic, metagenomic, and meal-dependent effects on metabolic responses to food in >35,000 individuals in the UK and US. This research is at the forefront of developments in personalised nutrition and is forging a new way forward in the design and implementation of large-scale remote nutrition research studies integrating novel technologies, citizen science and AI.