*Agenda subject to change.
The NGx short-course will take place on the North Carolina Research Campus at Kannapolis City Hall from May 13-16, 2024.

Hands-on Group Sessions

Monday and Wednesday afternoons will feature hands-on workshops focused on achievable approaches. You will need to select one group when you register.

Group A – Practice-based session:

Learn the application of genetic concepts and common genetic variants and delve into occasional haplotypes for seamless integration into your clinical practice. You will review typical clinical case scenarios and equip you with the language and skills needed for effective communication in clinical practice.

Group B – Research-based session:

Learn to implement and experiment with statistical methods using your own computer and a dataset provided by the faculty. You’ll learn how to analyze and explore your own oral microbiome data. Attendees interested in this session are required to know the use of command-line interface.


*only for early registrants who are US residents (ends March 1, 2024). All other registrants will receive a generic dataset for analysis.


Monday, May 13, 2024
8:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AMWelcome to Workshop and Introduction to Precision NutritionTrujillo
9:15 AMOverview of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (NGx)Trujillo
10:00 AMGenetics Primer for Nutrition ResearchersVoruganti
10:45 AMBreak
11:00 AMGenetics in Nutritional EpidemiologyNorth
11:45 AMExperimental Approaches in NGxBrouwer
12:30 PMLunch
2 - 4 PMWorkshop I: Analyze and Interpret Your Oral Microbiome DataLulla and Trujillo
4:30 PMNRI Tour
6:00 PMIntroductory Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
8:30 AMContinental Breakfast
9:00 AMNGx in Macronutrient MetabolismSmith
9:45 AMNGx in Micronutrient MetabolismKrupenko
10:30 AMBreak
10:45 AMNGx in CancerHursting
11:30 AMNGx in Chronic Disease and Human HealthMooney
12:15 PMNGx in Brain HealthCheatham
1:00 PMLunch
2:30 PM - 6 PMCannonballers Baseball Game/Downtown Kannapolis Activities
6:00 PMDinner
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
8:30 AMContinental Breakfast
9:00 AMDeterminants of Health and Obesity in ElderlyBatsis
9:45 AMSocial Disparities and Binge Eating in ObesityGoode
10:30 AMBreak
10:45 AM Digital Devices in Management of ObesityTate
11:30 AMNGx in Childhood ObesityTejero
12:15 PM Genetics of Obesity in Preclinical ModelsBennet
1:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWorkshop II - Analyze and Interpret Your Oral Microbiome DataLulla and Trujillo
6:00 PMDinner, Keynote TalkMoustaïd-Moussa
Thursday, May 16, 2024
8:30 AMContinental Breakfast
9:00 AMEpigenomicsIderaabdullah
9:45 AMMetabolomicsSumner
10:30 AMBreak
10:45 AM MicrobiomeCarroll
11:30 AM Clinical ApplicationsKahkoska
12:15 PMClosing RemarksVoruganti
12:30 PMLunch