NGx Curriculum & Agenda

This 6-day virtual short course is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, health professionals and nutrition scientists from academia and industry. The virtual workshop-style course provides the fundamental concepts of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition through cutting-edge presentations and hands-on experiences using the latest tools to analyze your genetic data and understand your nutrigenetic profile.

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 to use genetic concepts, common variants and the occasional haplotype in everyday practice. You’ll also learn how to understand your own* nutrigenetic data, review typical case scenarios, and explore specific language for effective messaging.

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 interpret and apply your own* nutrigenetic 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, 2021). All other registrants will receive a generic dataset for analysis.

May 19-20, 2021

May 19, 20, 2021 – Nutritional Genomics and Metabolomics in Precision Nutrition

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

10.00am – 10.10am

Introductory remarks

    Saroja Voruganti, PhD

10.10am – 11.00am

Overview of nutrigenetics/nutrigenomics

    Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD

11.00am – 11.50am

Genetics primer for nutrition researchers

    Brian Bennett, PhD

11.50am – 12.40pm

Genetics in nutritional epidemiology

    Kari North, PhD

12.40 pm – 1.30pm

LUNCH BREAK

 

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Experimental approaches in Nutritional Genomics (Hands-on workshop)

    Saroja Voruganti and Martin
    Kohlmeier

Thursday, May 20, 2021

10.00am – 10.50am

Experimental approaches in Nutrigenetics – Bioinformatics

    Cory Brouwer, PhD

10.50am – 11.40 am

Gene-nutrient interactions in animal models and relevance to human health

    Susan Smith, PhD

11.40am – 12.30pm

NGx and metabolomics in precision nutrition

    Susan Sumner, PhD

12.30pm – 1.30pm

LUNCH BREAK

 

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Keynote talk

    Elizabeth J. Parks, PhD

May 26-27, 2021

 May 26, 27, 2021- Microbiome and Epigenetics in Precision Nutrition

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

10.00am – 10.50am

NGx and Microbiome in precision nutrition

     Katie Meyer, PhD

10.50 am – 11.40am

Nutrition and epigenetics – a primer

    Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD

11.40am -12.30pm

Nutrient and genetic regulation of methylation potential

    Natalia Krupenko, PhD

12.30pm-1.30pm

LUNCH BREAK

 

1.30pm –3.00pm

Hands-on workshop

    Saroja Voruganti and Martin
    Kohlmeier

Thursday, May 27, 2021

10.00am -10.50am

Epigenetic and metabolic programming

    Elizabeth Tejero, PhD

10.50am – 11.40am

Epigenetics in maternal and fetal medicine

    Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, PhD

11.40am-12.30pm

Nutrient metabolism and chromatin biology

    Jason Locasale, PhD

12.30pm – 1.30pm

LUNCH BREAK

 

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Meet and greet session with speakers

 

June 2-3, 2021

June 2-3, 2021 Precision Nutrition in health and disease

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

10.00am -10.50am

NGx study of cognitive function

    Carol Cheatham, PhD

10.50am – 11.40am

NGx study of cancer

    Stephen Hursting, PhD

11.40am – 12.30pm

NGx study of childhood obesity

    Saroja Voruganti, PhD

12.30pm -1.30pm

LUNCH BREAK

 

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Hands-on workshop

    Saroja Voruganti and Martin Kohlmeier

Thursday, June 3, 2021

10.00am – 10.50 am

NGx for studying nutrient requirements

    Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD

10.50 am – 11.40am

NGx and Pharmacogenomics

    Tim Wiltshire, PhD

11.40 am – 12.30pm

Precision Nutrition in medical practice

    Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD

12.30pm – 1.20pm

Closing Remarks – Precision Nutrition in health and disease

    Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD