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ECN webinars 2020 / NuGO ECN- Communicating your research to a new generation of scientists
In a special NuGO ECN webinar, we introduce the recently announced ECN initiative to create a nutrigenomics collection for the unique journal, Frontiers for Young Minds.

This open-access journal of Frontiers whose target audience is 8-15 year olds, it is written by scientists but reviewed by young people! In the nutrigenomics collection that we propose, we want to share the best of the latest advances in nutrigenomic science to a new generation of young scientists and test our communication skills at the same time.

Please find below the link to the recording of our recent webinar that gives an introduction of the NuGO ECN- Frontiers for Young Minds initiative that aims to bring the latest advances in nutrigenomic science to children and young people :
https://vimeo.com/463158552

For further information about participating in this exciting initiative, please visit:
NuGO homepage- ECN FYM

Please note the deadline for submissions of research summary: 15 October 2020.


If you need more convincing to participate, please find below two further videos giving insight into what it means to get involved in the work of the Frontiers for Young Minds:

Every child is born a scientist- Rúben Martins Da Costa -  TEDxKAUST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_afB4sUH01Q&ab_channel=TEDxTalks

Papers para niños y jóvenes, an interview with Will Savage, subtitles in Spanish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI7PatlR1j8&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=Lacienciaporotrosmedios

For any questions, feel free to use the comments below.
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Frontiers for Young Minds Nutrigenomics Collection / Call for abstracts for the Frontiers for Young Minds Nutrigenomics collection
Calling all creative NuGO writers and researchers!

The NuGO Early Career Network (ECN) are offering a unique opportunity for you to share the best of your research with a new generation of budding scientists who are still at school! NuGO Researchers are invited to submit a short lay summary (written for the audience of Frontiers for Young Minds) of a recently published scientific article (original article or review) that has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2020

For further information, please visit:
 http://www.nugo.org/early-career-network-ecn/call-for-abstracts-for-the-frontiers-for-young-minds-nutrigenomics-collection-deadline-15-october-2020/
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ECN webinars 2020 / Webinar- Proposal writing- 31 July 2020
We are also happy to confirm the scheduling of a webinar on the much requested topic of proposal writing on 31 July 2020:

“Ever wondered what happens to your proposal when you submit it?

This webinar seeks to give insight on how to write a successful grant proposal from the perspective of a proposal reviewer. Dr Sian Astley will uncover the essential steps to making your proposal sellable to the reviewers and will highlight some of the pitfalls to avoid.

For this special webinar, we would like to invite you to send any questions that you already have on the project proposal process by 11 July 2020 to: ecn.nugo@gmail.com or comment directly on this post. Further information and registration details will follow.
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ECN webinars 2020 / Webinar- Microbiota analysis for nutritional research- 5 June 2020, 16:00
DATE: Friday, 5 June at 16:00 h (CET)
TITLE: Microbiota analysis for nutritional research: concepts and tips to get started
HOST: Dr Kathryn Burton (Agroscope, Switzerland)


REGISTRATION: Attendance is FREE but registration is required.
Please register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5176247163391793678

Webinar resumé
The gut microbiota has emerged as an important predictor and potential influencer of health and disease. Consequently, the gut microbiota is increasing studied in nutritional studies. Inspired by the 6th Nutrition Winter School in Levi (Finland), ‘Diet & Microbes: Gut health for the brain and body’, this webinar seeks to introduce the core concepts and terminology used in microbiota research and provide a practical example of how sequencing technology (specifically focusing on 16SrRNA) can be used to explore the link between diet and nutrition, and the gut microbiota composition.

Kathryn is a dietitian and nutrition researcher working at Agroscope, the Swiss centre of excellence for Agricultural Research. Trained in clinical nutrition at the University of Nottingham (UK), she pursued a career in nutritional research with a masters in human health at AgroParisTech (France) leading to her PhD thesis on the nutrigenomics of dairy foods at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). After a short post doctoral experience at Agroscope, she is working as a research for the Human Nutrition Group with special interests in the effect of diet on the gut microbiota, analysis and integration of big data to better understand the role of diet on health. Kathryn has been a NuGO ECN board representative for the last two years.

The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend live.
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Job announcements / Post doctoral position at the Max Rubner-Institut- nutrition and metabolomics
In the EU-funded JPI project FoodPhyt ("Food phytochemicals matter for cardiometabolic health") a postdoctoral position (3 years) is offered.  The post is at the Max Rubner-Institut Karlsruhe, Department of Safety and Quality of Fruit and Vegetables. The overall aim of the project is to better understand and use the contribution of plant foods and their phytochemicals to health. The aim during the postdoc is the development of validated and targeted methods for the accurate assessment of plant food consumption using biomarkers. For further information please see attached advert.
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Job announcements / Post doctoral position at ETH Zurich in collaboration with Agroscope
NutriExhalomics project

The postdoctoral position is offered in the framework of a project will combine the areas of breath analysis and nutrition by applying metabolomics technologies for the identification and quantification of metabolites derived from nutrition and present in exhaled breath. Prerequisites include a Ph.D. in chemistry or nutritional sciences; strong background in “big data” analysis and/or programming; experience with modern mass spectrometry is advantageous.

Application deadline: May 31, 2020
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ECN webinars 2020 / Webinar- Dietary Challenges and Metabolomics Analysis - 24 April 2020
NuGO ECN are delighted to announce that our first webinar of 2020 will complete the multivariate statistics series with our special invited speaker Prof Jarlei Fiamoncini:

DATE: Friday, 24 April: 16:00 h (CET)
TITLE: Dietary Challenges and Metabolomics Analysis as Phenotyping Tools for the Identification of Metabotypes and Early Markers of Chronic Diseases.
HOST: Prof. Jarlei Fiamoncini (Dept of Food and Experimental Nutrition, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, BZ)
REGISTRATION: Attendance is FREE but registration is required. Please register at: GoToWebinar


Space is limited and priority is given to ECN members on a first-come-first-served basis.

Webinar resumé
In this webinar, we will talk about the application of dietary challenges combined with metabolomics analysis for the generation of data that allows the identification of individual post-prandial responses. In particular, we will discuss how multivariate statistics can be employed to reveal distinct human metabotypes and susceptibility to chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

Prof. Fiamoncini is a biologist working as an assistant professor in the Department of Food and Experimental Nutrition, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at the University of São Paulo. This role follows his PhD in Human Physiology (University of São Paulo) and post-doctoral experiences in Prof. Hannelore Daniel’s group at the Technical University of Munich and in Claudine Manach’s group at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). With a background in targeted and untargeted metabolomics and an interest in the metabolism of bile acids, Prof. Fiamoncini’s research is now focused on understanding post-prandial metabolic adaptations and how these are affected by different meal components.

Prof. Fiamoncini is also a former NuGO ECN board representative and we are delighted to welcome him back to share his recent research experiences.