Marabou Symposia is a series of conferences on nutrition. The conferences
are sponsored by “Marabou’s foundation for the promotion of nutritional
research”, an independent foundation originally set up by a donation from the
Marabou company. The scientific programme of the symposia is organised by an
independent group of European and North American advisors with the aim to
bring up novel questions within the broad field of nutrition and to stimulate
interaction and new research in novel constellations.
The conferences have been
held in Stockholm, Sweden since 1973. A total number of 28 symposia covering
different aspects of nutrition have been held, initially on a yearly basis, but
since 1981 every second year. The most recent symposium took place June 14 –
16, 2019 and covered "Nutrition and Stem Cell Integrity in Ageing ".
The proceedings from this symposium will be published in Journal of Internal
Medicine. The next symposium will discuss “Neurobiology
of Eating Behavior” and take
place June 11 - 13, 2021.
The symposia were
originally promoted by Henning Throne-Holst (1895 – 1980). He was the first
Chief Executive of the Marabou company, the largest chocolate manufacturer in
Sweden which is now part of Mondelēz International. Henning Throne-Holst
further demonstrated his support of nutrition research by setting up a
foundation, Henning and Johan Throne-Holsts foundation, www.throneholst.org (information in Swedish only), to support the training
of Swedish and Norwegian doctors and scientists for 1 – 2 years postgraduate
study abroad on any topic with a nutritional focus.