|Semester||Autumn Semester 2017|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||Nutrigenomics - toward personalized nutrition?|
Breakthroughs in biology recently led nutrition scientists to apply modern tools (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, genetics, epigenetics) to the analysis of the interactions of food with humans. The lecture presents these tools and illustrates their application in selected topics relevant to human nutrition and food sciences.
|Objective||- Overall understanding of the transdisciplinary research being conducted under the term nutrigenomics.|
- Overall understating of the omics technologies used in nutrigenomics and their applications to human nutrition and food science.
- Ability to critically evaluate the potential and risks associated with the field of nutrigenomics
|Content||- For the content of the script see section "Skript" below|
- The lecture is completed by short presentations of the students (in group) of material related to the lecture. Contribution of the students to the presentation is a prerequisite for registration to the exam.
|Lecture notes||The script is composed of circa 400 slides (ca 15 slides/lecture) organized in 9 modules|
From biochemical nutrition research to nutrigenomics
Transcriptomics in nutrition research
Proteomics in nutrition research
Metabolomics in nutrition research
Nutritional systems biology
Personalized nutrition - opportunities and challenges
|Literature||No extra reading requested. Most slides in the lecture are referenced with web adresses.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Basic training in biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and human nutrition. Interest in interdisciplinary sciences linking molecular biology to human health. Interest in the application of analytical laboratory methods to the understanding of human biology, in particular nutrition.|