The UNC Nutrition Research Institute and the UNC Nutrition and Obesity Research Center present a workshop 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. Attendees will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a personal DNA test and examine their own nutrigenetic data.

For more information email or call 704-250-5000.

Registration Now Closed

Due to high demand, the 2017 Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and Precision Nutrition Workshop is now closed. 

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 your personal DNA test. A personal DNA test is only provided if you register before March 15 and are a US resident. Registrations after this date will be provided a standardized sample. Early registration deadline is March 15, 2017.

Registration closed!

Thank you to the following sponsors who help make this workshop possible!


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Apply for a Scholarship

The UNC NRI 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.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow enrolled in an academic institute as of the start date of the class. Students graduating in the Spring semester immediately prior to the start date are eligible regardless of actual graduation date.

Thank you for your Interest in the 2017 Nutrigenetics Workshop. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting any new scholarships.

About the UNC Nutrition Research Institute

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is leading the development of individualized nutrition. Part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the NRI is located in Kannapolis, NC.

Scientists at the NRI seek to discover why people differ in their metabolism and nutritional requirements and to use this understanding to ensure optimal health through individualized nutrition (precision nutrition). Just as precision medicine is the next frontier in medical treatment, precision nutrition holds great potential to enhance our ability to prevent, delay the onset, or mitigate the progression of disease and to improve health outcomes.

We aim to enhance understanding of health and human development through greater knowledge of how genetic, epigenetic, microbiome and metabolic mechanisms affect a person’s requirements for and responses to nutrition.

About the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center

The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) provides support and expertise to scientists studying the role of nutrition and obesity in public health.

Our center is one of 12 centers in the country funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases that is specifically designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness, and multidisciplinary nature of nutrition and obesity-related research.