7 September 2021, Online
Nutrients Webinar | Nutrigenetics: Translation into Clinical and Nutritional Practice
The human genome contains a huge amount of information. Information variability among human subjects is even greater. We are beginning to grasp this genetic variability and its implications for health, behavior, capacities (physical and intellectual), aging, and responses to different types of interventions. Even if still in its infancy, the development of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics is already providing concrete examples regarding the interaction of genetics, nutrition, and health outcomes whose translation into clinical and nutritional practice begins to be feasible and advisable. This knowledge – in the form, for instance, of genetic risk scores covering known variability in relevant gene sets, or the identification of single genetic variants or haplotypes that are consistently linked to phenotypic traits or responses to diet – is instrumental to preventive and therapeutic approaches against nutrition-related disease conditions through personalized dietary choices and recommendations. Importantly, at the same time, the novel knowledge generated is helping to advance our understanding of human biology and physiology. As Editor-in-Chief of the Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics section of the journal Nutrients, it is my pleasure and my honor to have reunited, in this Webinar, three outstanding, scientists acknowledged worldwide in the field, who will show us relevant examples emerging from their research and the momentum of the area such that we can envisage the possibilities, and limitations, open to us.
The following experts will be present and talk:
- Prof. Dr. María Luisa Bonet, Nutrigenomics and Obesity Research Group, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology (LBNB), University of the Balearic Island – Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Illes Balears (IdISBa) – CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERobn). Palma de Mallorca, Spain
- Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Minihane, University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School, Norwich, United Kingdom
- Prof. Dr. J. Alfredo Martínez, Department of Nutrition, Food Sciences and Physiology, Centre for Nutrition Research, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
- Prof. Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada
When? 7 September 2021 at 2:00pm CEST | 8:00am EDT | 8:00pm CST
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