The UNC Nutrition Research Institute and the UNC Nutrition and Obesity Research Center present a short course on Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition.

May 22-25, 2017 • Kannapolis, NC

This short course is designed for graduate students, health professionals and nutrition scientists from academia and industry. The workshop-style course will provide 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.

Monday, May 22, 2017
Time Description Instructor
8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15 AM Welcome to Workshop Saroja Voruganti, Ph.D.
9:30 AM Overview of Nutrigenomics/Nutrigenetics Martin Kohlmeier, M.D., Ph.D.
10:15 AM Genetics Primer for Nutrition Researchers Brian Bennett, Ph.D.
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Nutrition Epidemiology in the Genomic Age Saroja Voruganti, Ph.D.
Noon Experimental Approaches in Nutrigenetics #1 Martin Kohlmeier, M.D., Ph.D.
12:45 PM Lunch
2 – 4:30 PM Workshop 1 – Analyze and Interpret Your Genetic Data Course Faculty
6:00 PM Introductory Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time Description Instructor
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
9 AM Experimental Approaches in Nutrigenetics #2 Cory Brouwer, Ph.D.
9:45 AM NGx for Study of Metabolic Diseases – CVD Brian Bennett, Ph.D.
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM NGx for Study of Metabolic Diseases – Cancer Stephen Hursting, Ph.D., M.P.H.
11:45 AM NGx in Clinical Research and Practice Martin Kohlmeier, M.D., Ph.D.
12:30 PM Lunch
2 – 6:00 PM Optional Afternoon Activity – US National Whitewater Center* *Additional fee due at time of activity: $10
6:00 PM Dinner
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time Description Instructor
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
9 AM NGx for Studying Cognitive Function Carol Cheatham, Ph.D.
9:45 AM Nutrition and Epigenetics – A Primer Folami Ideraabdullah, Ph.D.
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM Nutrient and Genetic Regulation of Methylation Potential Natalia Krupenko, Ph.D.
11:45 AM Epigenetic and Metabolic Programming Elizabeth Tejero, Ph.D.
12:30 PM Lunch
2 – 4:30 PM Workshop 2 – Analyze and Interpret Your Genetic Data Course Faculty
6:00 PM Banquet Dinner
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time Description Instructor
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
9 AM NGx for Studying Nutrient Requirements Steven Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D.
9:45 AM Pharmacogenomics Tim Wiltshire, Ph.D.
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM Nutritional Metabolomics Susan Sumner, Ph.D.
11:45 AM Personalized Nutrition and Closing Remarks Steve Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D.
12:30 PM Lunch
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Types of registration:

  • General – $800.00
  • Graduate Student – $300.00
  • Postdoctoral Fellow – $400.00

Fee (all-inclusive) includes shared housing, shuttle bus and meals listed below, as well as a standardized or personal DNA sample.

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The UNC Nutrition Research Institute is offering a limited number of scholarships to students and postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships include tuition, meals during the course period, and lodging at UNCC.

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