The 2024 NGx: Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition in Clinical Practice short course has wrapped. During the course, we delved into the cutting-edge world of nutrigenomics and precision nutrition, bringing together researchers and practitioners from around the globe.

With 20 featured speakers from esteemed institutions such as UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, Texas Tech University, the US Department of Agriculture, and the National Institute of Genomic Medicine in Mexico, attendees were treated to a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa, shared insights from her groundbreaking research on adipocyte biology, inflammation, and the role of bioactive food components. Her presentation, titled Fish Oil as a Potential Therapy for Metabolic and Alzheimer’s Diseases, left attendees inspired and informed.

With 52 attendees from five different countries, the NGx short course provided a vibrant platform for learning and collaboration. Attendees had the opportunity to dive deep into topics like nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics, experimental approaches, and clinical applications.

Hands-on workshops allowed participants to analyze oral microbiome data, gaining practical skills they can apply in their research and clinical practice.

But it wasn’t just about lectures and workshops. The NGx short course fostered a supportive environment for networking and building connections, bringing together students, postdocs, faculty, industry researchers, and clinicians.

Located on the North Carolina Research Campus, the majority of the course took place in Kannapolis City Hall. Participants also visited the NRI for a workshop and tours, as well as the DHMRI building, which hosted the keynote lecture and dinner. The NC Research Campus provided a dynamic setting for learning and discovery.

Thank you to all our attendees, speakers, and partners for making NGx 2024 a resounding success! This year NGx was sponsored by Coddle Creek Capital, USDA, NC Biotech, and Truly Good Foods. Join us for our next NGx short course in 2026!