-> Post-graduate course "Use of large scale data in dietary intervention studies"
-> NutriTech Final Symposium
-> Reminder PhD course "Personalised Nutrition; from scientific discovery to interventions"

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NuGO NEWSLETTER Nr 8, 4/2016

Post-graduate course:
“Use of large scale data in dietary intervention studies"
3-5 September, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Post-graduate courses/workshops have been held on several occasions just prior to NuGOweek offering PhD students an opportunity to attend a training course and a scientific meeting with no additional costs.

Target group
PhD students with an interest in nutrigenomics, molecular nutrition and personalized nutrition. Please note that the focus of this postgraduate course will be on human intervention studies.

Course aim
The objective of the course is to give students possibilities to see and experience how to plan, handle and have results on large scale data within the dietary interventions.

Programme topics
In seven lectures a variety of topics will be discussed;
- The use of large scale data in nutrition research,
- How to interpret data and the use of bioinformatics
- Design of controlled dietary interventions,
- Epigenomics, metabolomics and transcriptomics
- Application of biomarkers

Group work:  how to plan a well-designed dietary intervention that includes large scale data collection. Participants will receive designs of the dietary interventions, and they should plan how, when, who and what. For this purpose, the lecturers will perform some designs that has been conducted previously, and students will plan how to plan omics-analyses to answer the defined study questions.

Please note that participants can actively propose research questions to address specific research areas during the registration process.

Course coordinators
* Dr. Marjukka Kolehmainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
* Prof. Stine M. Ulven, University of Oslo, Norway
Other faculty
* Prof. Carsten Carlberg, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
* Prof. Chris Evelo, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
* Dr. Kati Hanhineva, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
* Prof. Alice H. Lichtenstein, Tufts University, Boston, USA
* Dr. Rikard Landberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

For more information and registration visit the NuGOwebsite at:

NutriTech Final Symposium
Phenotypic Flexibility- A new concept to quantify and optimise health, and its impact on nutrition research
13-14 June 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

Purpose of the NutriTech Symposium
If flexibility is so causally involved in health and disease, the quantification of all relevant aspects and mechanisms involved may be a unique biomarker approach. In fact, we have now demonstrated that loss in flexibility precedes loss in homeostasis, making “stress response biomarkers” more suitable for the quantification of early deviations from health than the classical homeostatic biomarkers.

This symposium will exploit the concepts, mechanisms, technologies, quantification, consequences and interventions that shape, maintain, regain and optimise phenotypic flexibility and systems flexibility. In addition it also provides practical solutions to implement these approaches in nutrition and health research, design of healthy ageing strategies, for food industry (product development and health claim substantiation) and in Healthcare.

The symposium is organized by the FP7-funded project “NutriTech” in collaboration with NuGO.

Grant information
NuGO makes 5 grants available 500€  each covering the admission fee of 128€  and maximum 372€ accommodation. Accommodation costs are only reimbursed upon provision of receipts.

Grant application
Grant application by email by sending an email with your motivation as well as your confirmation to the symposium to Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol at Applicants should indicate in 1/2 A4 (maximum) their motivation. 
More information about the grant visit our website at training and travel grants 

Grant application deadline
May 1st, 2016

Symposium website
For detailed information and abstract submission, please visit the symposium website

PhD course: Personalised Nutrition: from scientific discovery to interventions

Date: 5-7th July 2016,
Venue: University of Newcastle – The CORE (
City: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Course leader: Prof John Mathers, Dr Fiona Malcomson, Mrs Michelle Barr

NuGO will make grants available for PhDstudents and Postdocs of its partners to participate in this course,

Grant application:
Grant application by sending an email with your motivation (1/2 A4) as well as your confirmation of admission to the course to Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol at

Grant application deadline
Tuesday May 3rd, 2016, (12:00 CET), 2016

For more detailed information about the course and the grants, please visit
the course website 

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