2017: Use of nutri-genetic, -(epi)genomics

2nd TRAINING SCHOOL on “Use of nutrigenetics & nutri(epi)genomics in nutrition research”

 “Use of nutrigenetics & nutri(epi)genomics in nutrition research”



This Training School will help in promoting new research in the field of the Action using innovative approaches. This training focused on the Use of Nutrigenetics and Nutri(Epi)genomics in Nutrition Research will combine open webinars for a large audience and a practical part dedicated to training a limited number of early-stage researchers (ESR) and experienced researchers (ER) of the Action.



This 2-steps Training School* on "Nutrigenetics and Nutri(Epi)genomics " will include:

       - PART 1, webinars ( September 2017) : introductory courses on nutrigenetics and nutri(epi)genomics. These webinars are opened for all interested partners.

Each webinar will have a duration of about 45 minutes. The tentative list of trainers/topics is being prepared.

       - PART 2 (on place in Thessaloniki, 20-22 September, 2017): include the participation to the 3rd Scientific Workshop of the Action focused on the Topic of the TS (1 day) + a practical course (1.5-days). This part is for 20-25 trainees interested to develop research with these approaches in their lab. 

*An electronic survey has been sent to all the POSITIVE partners to identify the needs and expectations of POSITIVe partners in order to establish the program and select the trainees who will participate to the practical courses.


Organizing Committee:

Dr. Anne-Marie Minihiane

Dr. Baukje de Roos

Dr. Dragan Milenkovic

Dr. Wim Van den Berghe

Welcome to Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki (1)




Each webinar will have a duration of about 45 minutes.

7th September, 2017  

  • 2:00 pm (CET): Plant food bioactive and in silicon 3D docking - Dr Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen (Assistant professor, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland)
  • 3:00 pm (CET): Introduction into nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics - Dr José Ordovas (Professor, Tufts University, USA ; Senior Scientist IMDEA Alimentación and CNIC, Spain)

12th September, 2017

  • 3:00 pm (CET) : Bioactives and genetic polymorphism  - Dr Ahmed El-Sohemy (Professor in Nutrigenomics at University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

15th September, 2017

  • 4:00 pm (CET): Plant food bioactives and nutrigenomics : gene and miRNA  - Dr Dragan Milenkovic (Senior research scientist at INRAE, France) 


 - WORKSHOP « Omics breakthroughs in the health effects of plant food bioactive »

Scientific program available here

Open to all POSITIVe attendees in Thessaloniki. TS participants must attend this Workshop


Only for selected Trainees

The program will include:

            - DNA sequence analyses, SNPs, assassination with biological response (plant food sterol and cholesterol levels)

            - Target gene sequences, SNP, association with bioavailability

            - Transciptomics and epigenetics (methods available, approaches, etc), how raw data are treated, and bioinformatics: pathways, network, integration of the 2. Also presentation of user-friendly databases, as well as use of R.

            - Data integration, miRNA and bioinformatics

            - Cell signalling kinase analyses and in-silico docking.


Thursday September 21 - afternoon

Nutrigenetics and individual's response to plant food bioactives

Dylan MacKay

Richardson Center for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba


Friday September 22

DNA sequencing, nutrigenetics and polyphenols

Sarah Bastkowski

Earlham Institute

Norwich Research Park


Nutri(epi)genomics and polyphenols: from banch to bioinformatic analyses

Ken Declerck

Department Biomedical Sciences -  University Antwerp

PPES lab Proteinchemistry, Proteomics & Epigenetic Signaling


Modification date: 24 May 2023 | Publication date: 04 May 2017 | By: Laurent-Em. Monfoulet