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Philip Calder
Adjunct Professor, Medical Nutrition & Metabolism
The School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department
DPhil 1994 University of Oxford Biochemistry
PhD 1987 University of Auckland Biochemistry
BSc(Hons) 1980 Massey University Biochemistry
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2002 Present University of Southampton Southampton Professor in Nutritional Immunology
1998 2002 University of Southampton Southampton Reader in Human Nutrition
1995 1998 University of Southampton Southampton Lecturer in Human Nutrition
Year Title Authors Journal Volume Pages
2012 Incorporation of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids into lipid pools when given as supplements providing doses equivalent to typical intakes of oily fish. Browning, L.M., Walker, C.G., Mander, A.P., West, A.L., Madden, J., Gambell, J.M., Young, S., Wang, L., Jebb, S.A. and Calder, P.C. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 96 748-758
2012 Increased intake of oily fish in pregnancy: effects on neonatal immune responses and on clinical outcomes in infants at 6 mo. Noakes, P.S., Vlachava, M., Kremmyda, L-S., Diaper, N.D., Miles, E.A., Erlewyn-Lajeunesse, M., Williams, A.P., Godfrey, K.M. and Calder, P.C. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 95 395-404
2010 Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from highly concentrated n-3 fatty acid ethyl esters is incorporated into advanced atherosclerotic plaques and higher plaque EPA is associated with decreased plaque inflammation and increased stability Cawood, A.L., Ding, R., Napper, F.L., Young, R.H., Williams, J.A., Ward, M.J., Gudmundsen, O., Vige, R., Payne, S.P., Ye, S., Shearman, C.P., Gallagher, P.J., Grimble, R.F. and Calder, P.C. Atherosclerosis 212 252-259
2010 Effects of a fish oil containing lipid emulsion on plasma phospholipid fatty acids, inflammatory markers, and clinical outcomes in septic patients: a randomized, controlled clinical trial. Barbosa, V.M., Miles, E.A., Calhau, C., Lafuente, E. and Calder, P.C. Critical Care 14 R5
2009 Omega-3 Fatty acids and inflammation: novel interactions reveal a new step in neutrophil recruitment. Tull, S.P., Yates, C.M., Maskrey, B.H., O'Donnell, V.B., Madden, J., Grimble, R.F., Calder, P.C., Nash, G.B. and Rainger, G.E. PlosBiology 7 e1000177
2009 Fish oil n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids selectively affect plasma cytokines and decrease illness in Thai schoolchildren: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention trial. Thienprasert, A., Samuhaseneetoo, S., Popplestone, K., West, A.L., Miles, E.A. and Calder, P.C. Pediatrics 154 391-395
2006 Dose-related effects of eicosapentaenoic acid on innate immune function in healthy humans: a comparison of young and older men. Rees, D., Miles, E.A., Banerjee, T., Wells, S.J., Roynette, C.E., Wahle, K.W.J.W. and Calder, P.C. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 83 331-342
2003 Relation between the fatty acid composition of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and measures of immune cell function in healthy, free-living subjects aged 25–72 y. Kew, S., Banerjee, T., Minihane, A.M., Finnegan, Y.E., Williams, C.M. and Calder, P.C. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 77 1278-1286
2003 Association of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with stability of atherosclerotic plaques: a randomised controlled trial. Thies, F., Garry, J.M.C., Yaqoob, P., Rerkasem, K., Williams, J., Shearman, C.P., Gallagher, P.J., Calder, P.C. and Grimble, R.F. Lancet 361 477-485
2002 The ability of fish oil to suppress tumor necrosis factor- production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells in healthy men is associated with polymorphisms in genes that influence tumor necrosis factor  production. Grimble, R.F., Howell, W.M., O'Reilly, G., Turner, S.J., Markovic, O., Hirrell, S., East, J.M. and Calder, P.C. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 76 454-459
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2018-2021 Empowering Consumers to PREVENT diet-related diseases through OMICS-based personalized nutrition (PREVENTOMICS) EU H2020 Co-applicant; Workpackage leader; PI on human study
2016-2017 Incorporation of omega-3 fatty acids in healthy humans following oral dosing of dietary supplements Pronova BioPharma Applicant; PI on human study
2010-2015 Omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation in normal weight and obese subjects (Within the BIOCLAIMS Consortium) EU FP7 Co-applicant; Workpackage leader; PI on human study
2009-2013 Bioavailability and biodistribution of different chemical forms of n-3 fatty acids in humans Vifor Pharma Applicant; PI on human study
2006-2009 Salmon in Pregnancy Study (Within the AQUAMAX Consortium) EU FP6 Co-applicant; Workpackage leader; PI on human study
2006-2009 Dose response relationship between n-3 fatty acid supply and n-3 fatty acid content of transport, storage and functional pools in humans Food Standards Agency Applicant; PI on human study
2003-2005 Omega-3 fatty acids and stability of advanced atherosclerotic plaques Pronova Biocare Applicant; PI on human study
2003-2006 Biochemical and physiological responsiveness to low dose fish oil intakes: impact of genotype, age, gender and geography Food Standards Agency Co-applicant; PI on human study
2001-2004 Interaction between dietary fatty acids and cytokine gene polymorphisms in influencing inflammation associated with atherosclerosis BBSRC Co-applicant; Co-I on human study
2001-2004 Conjugated linoleic acid and human health – implications for the dairy industry BBSRC Applicant; Pi on human study
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
2017 DSM Lifetime Achievement Award in Nutritional Science DSM
2016 Danone International Prize for Nutrition Danone
2015 British Nutrition Foundation Prize British Nutrition Foundation
2015 Pennington Lecture British Association for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition
2015 Ralph T. Holman Lifetime Achievement Award American Oil Chemists’ Society
2012 Normann Medal German Society for Fat Science
2008 Cuthbertson Lecture European Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism
2007 Nutricia International Award Nutricia
2004 Belgian Danone Institute Chair Belgian Danone Institute
1995 Cuthbertson Medal The Nutrition Society
Other Achievements
Date Title
2016-2019 President, The Nutrition Society
2006-2013 Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Nutrition
2018 Awarded Fellowship, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids & Lipids
2009-2012 President, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids & Lipids
2017 Distinguished Lecturer & Scholar, Texas A&M University
2016 British Nutrition Foundation Annual Lecture
2012 Awarded Fellowship, Association for Nutrition
2011 Awarded Fellowship, Royal Society of Biology
2011 Louisiana State University Chancellor’s Award in Medicine & Neuroscience
2009 Muriel Bell Award, New Zealand Nutrition Society