Special Issue "FoodOmics 2020"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Alessandra Bordoni
Guest Editor
Department of Agro-Food Sciences and Technologies (DISTAL), University of Bologna, piazza Goidanich, 60, 47521 Cesena (FC), Italy
Interests: human nutrition; nutritional biochemistry; fatty acids; in vitro digestion; bioavailability; nutrigenomics; bioactive compounds
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Capozzi
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna - Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Interests: foodomics; biomarkers; metabolomics; NMR spectroscopy; food structure; in vitro digestion modelling; food kinetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 6th edition of the International Conference on FoodOmics will be held in Cesena (Italy) on 14–16 October 2020. Foodomics was defined in 2009 as “a discipline that studies the Food and Nutrition domains through the application and integration of advanced -omics technologies to improve consumer's well-being, health, and knowledge”. The study of foodomics came under the spotlight after it was introduced at the first international conference in 2009 in Cesena, Italy. Since 2009, many experts have been meeting regularly to find new approaches and possibilities in the areas of food science and technology and human nutrition.

This year, the Conference focuses on four different topics:

  • Food safety, an important issue where omics technologies coupled with statistical and bioinformatics tools can offer solutions. On the one hand, the use of multi-omics technologies will improve the understanding of allergenicity, on the other it will enable the identification of food allergens. In addition, in the last several years a new approach has revolutionized traditional toxicology.  At the core of this new strategy, termed systems toxicology, are the “omics” techniques;
  • Enginomics, a cutting-edge science that harmonizes food processing and human digestion in a holistic way using new technologies for modelling and simulating the main human metabolic processes.  Exploring human digestive processes using big data and food engineering support will contribute to an improved production of food for the future.
  • Exposomics, the new science that analyses the human response to exposure to diet/lifestyle/environmental factors through innovative omics technologies. The use of omics analyses provides high-throughput exposomics datasets that can help develop an unbiased understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic diseases in the context of industrialization, drastic lifestyle changes, urbanization, and pollution.
  • Feedomics, an emerging field in animal research that, like foodomics, integrates a range of omics technologies.  This approach can help in elucidating the complex interactions among feed, environment, genetics, physiology, and the symbiotic microbiota, with the final aim of improving overall animal welfare and health, productivity, and product quality.

This Special Issue welcomes original research and reviews of literature not only by researchers that attend the meeting but also by researchers that feel they are part of the foodomics community. 

Prof. Dr. Alessandra Bordoni
Prof. Dr. Francesco Capozzi
Guest Editors

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  • foodomics
  • human nutrition
  • food technologies
  • food safety
  • enginomics
  • in vitro digestion
  • exposomics
  • feedomics

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