Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition

North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) – Kannapolis, NC

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

This workshop-style course will provide the fundamental concepts of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition through cutting edge presentations and hands-on experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a personal DNA test and examine their own nutrigenetic data.

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

Keynote Speaker:
Tom Brenna, PhD
Professor of pediatrics
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin

Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR)
16 CPEUs
are available to Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR). If you want to earn the CPEUs, please make your selection during the registration process and include your RD or DTR license number.

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All-inclusive Registration

On top of the great short-course content and speakers, your registration includes:

  • shared housing
  • transportation
  • meals
  • Lake Norman cruise

Registration Deadline

1. Early Registration Deadline: March 16, 2020*
*A personal DNA test is provided only for early registrants who are US residents. All other registrants will receive a generic dataset for analysis. 

2. Registration Deadline: May 29, 2020

Register here. 


  • General – $850
  • Graduate Student – $400
  • Postdoctoral Fellow – $500



Apply for a Scholarship

The UNC NRI is offering a limited number of scholarships to students and postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships include course registration, meals during the course period and lodging at UNC-Charlotte.

Scholarship application deadline: 

March 16, 2020

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow enrolled in an academic institution 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.

Required Documents
To complete your scholarship application you will need to attach the following documents: Brief Personal Statement (2-3 paragraphs), Resumé/CV, Unofficial Transcript, Mentor Letter (verifying your status as a graduate student or postdoc).

Apply here.

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute thanks our NGx 2020 sponsors:








About the UNC Nutrition Research Institute

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

Scientists at the NRI seek to discover why people differ in their metabolic 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.