Lesson series

Protein: Optimising protein synthesis

In this course, Oliver Witard will cover different strategies to optimise protein synthesis.

You will learn about:
  Optimising protein dose
  The anabolic capacity of animal vs plant proteins
  How to enhance the anabolic potential of plant based sources
  The 'anabolic window of opportunity'
  The role of co-ingestion on protein synthesis response
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Author

Dr. Oliver Witard

Number of lectures

3

Video time

1.5 hours

Key readings

1

Exams

1

Testimonials

Dr Oliver Witard

Dr Oliver Witard is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. His multi-disciplinary research spans two research groups within King’s: (i) Muscle: Form and Function in the Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences, and (ii) Diet and Cardiometabolic Health in the Department of Nutrition. He is also Deputy Programme Director for the undergraduate programme in Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences. Oliver’s main research focuses is protein metabolism. He is a board member of The Nutrition Society and an elected member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland.

Oliver is a board member of The Nutrition Society and an elected member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland. He helped develop the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) consensus statement 2019 on Nutrition for Athletes. In 2011, Oliver was the recipient of the Young Investigator of the Year (First prize) at the European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS) and was nominated for the Rank Prize in Sport Nutrition.
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