The International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (ISNN) will hold its 9th Congress May 17-19 on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. This event convenes several hundred nutrition researchers, clinicians, dietitians and other healthcare providers who are leaders in the development and practice of advanced nutrition solutions. Keynote speakers are 2007 Nobel laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies (UNC Chapel Hill) and Dr. Bruce Ames (Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and UC Berkeley), who will deliver an Appetite for Life lecture in Kannapolis May 20, 2015.

NRI faculty member Martin Kohlmeier, M.D., Ph.D., Research Professor of Nutrition, is this year’s ISNN Congress President. He is assisted by an organizing committee that includes NRI faculty Dr. Brian Bennett, Dr. Folami Ideraabdullah, Dr. Mihai Niculescu and Dr. Saroja VorugantiRead more about the ISNN Congress. Registration is still open.

The International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (ISNN) was established in 2005. Its purpose is to increase understanding of how genes affect individual dietary response and how nutrients affect gene expression.