New and Improved, coming 2024

NGx: Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and Precision Nutrition short-course is undergoing an upgrade and will return in Spring 2024.

The new and improved program will include previous course-favorites while also introducing new topics that speak to a more advanced audience.

We’re excited for the changes that are coming and can’t wait to share more details with you! 

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition Short Course

Designed for graduate students, health professionals and nutrition scientists from academia, agencies, and industry

This course delivers fundamental NGx concepts and addresses barriers that impede translation of research results from laboratories to people by bringing together researchers and practitioners in NGx concepts ranging from cell biology to dietetics.

Presented by: UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) and UNC Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC)


  • Educate current and future NGx researchers
  • Provide cutting-edge research directions and methodologies in NGx
  • Bring together students, postdocs, faculty (basic scientists and translational researchers), industry researchers and clinicians in an inclusive virtual environment to foster interactions and networking


  • Unique – Participants can send their saliva samples in advance to be genotyped for more than 300,000 SNPs.
  • Keynote address, lectures, and hands-on workshops
  • Registered Dietitians can earn CPEUs for this course, if all sessions are attended


The NRI has produced this short course annually since 2016 (with the exception of 2020 due to the pandemic) with attendees and presenters from around the world. Annual attendance is capped at 80 and past attendees have included graduate students, postdocs, faculty, industry researchers, physicians, and registered dietitians.

Scholarship Fund

A limited number of scholarships are available for young investigators to attend NGx. Our sponsors help make these possible. See “Scholarship” below to apply.

Where We Are

UNC Nutrition Research Institute

500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081

UNC Nutrition Research Institute

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute building is located on the 350-acre NC Research Campus in Kannapolis.

UNC Chapel Hill

The Nutrition Research Institute is a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With an environment that inspires pioneering research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, UNC Chapel Hill has long been an agent for economic prosperity in North Carolina. At the NRI we are proud of our Carolina heritage and to be representing it on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.

NC Research Campus

The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, just north of Charlotte, is home to eight university research centers, plus industry, government and nonprofit organizations that share the goal of empowering human health through nutrition. Collectively, scientists focus on understanding the science behind precision nutrition and safer, more nutritious crops and foods.