Supporting careers in nutrition and cancer research
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International is committed to developing future leaders in nutrition and cancer through Fellowships. Our Fellowships – which we have been offering for the last ten years – are awarded to outstanding applicants for attending relevant courses such as the International Course in Nutritional Epidemiology organised by the School of Public Health, Imperial College London.
As part of our Academy activities, Wageningen University in the Netherlands held a masterclass on nutrition and cancer in February 2019, in collaboration with WCRF International and Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds.
The masterclass aimed to connect people globally who are working on nutrition and cancer, and share the latest insights in the field using a multidisciplinary approach, ranging from biology to clinic and public health perspectives. The course topic was From bench to bed to behaviour, and was presented by an international panel of experts.
This masterclass was aimed at postgraduates (mainly PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) and was relevant to professionals from various fields (including nutritionists, epidemiologists, health promotors, physicians, policymakers, nutrition educators, biologists and food scientists) interested in the area.
WCRF International joined up with Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds to offer six Fellowships for outstanding applicants from any country, which covered the cost of the masterclass fees.