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 29 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 10 – 12, 2022 and
covered “Neurobiology of Eating Behavior”. The proceedings from this symposium
will be published in Journal of Internal Medicine. The next symposium will
discuss “Nutrition and Immunity: Individual Variation in Response” and take
place June 14 - 16, 2024.
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.