The first webinar in a three part series on the theme of multivariate statistics in nutrition will be delivered by Maren Büttner
How to uncover biological patterns in omics data Friday 28th June, 16:00 CET
This webinar is targeted at researchers who are using (or plan to use) omic data such as metabolomics, proteomics or transcriptomics to address their research questions. The first part of the webinar will cover how to use principal component analysis (PCA) as a tool for dimensionality reduction and detection of biases. In addition, guidance will be provided on how to select the number of meaningful components and how to interpret the loadings of principal components (if necessary). The second part of the webinar will explore how to complete basic clustering, including hierarchical clustering (e.g. as used in dendrograms), and how to extract groups from it. A practical example of the typical workflow for these analyses will be provided with an R script example for those who use R programming.
Extensive knowledge in R programming is not essential to participate in the webinar but the application of some of the methods is demonstrated in the R environment.
Future Food is a Swiss research initiative that provides opportunities to educate and train new talent around the food value chain by leveraging the complementary strengths of the Swiss academic and industrial research communities.
The 'fellowship' is a postdoc programme for exceptionally qualified young researchers who propose projects targeting future food issues such as nutrition, production, packaging and digital health. The fellowship provides personal research funds for three years, enabling fellows to work on their projects in a research laboratory anywhere in Switzerland with a “champion” in academia (the host professor at ETH Zurich or EPFL) and in industry (the industry partner).
Fellowships The aim is to award up to ten fellowships each year. The actual number depends on how many candidates successfully complete a selection process culminating with a face-to-face interview. In addition to scientific skills, the personality and motivation of the candidates will also be considered. However, the main criterion for selection is scientific excellence combined with industrial relevance. The call for new research or translational projects is conducted once every year.
The Food Research Center (FoRC) has opened a selection for a post-doctoral fellowship linked to a study aiming to evaluate the effects of d-limonene on metabolism. FoRC is a research center supported by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), located at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil.
D-limonene is a monoterpene abundant in citrus fruits known for its hypoglycaemic and hypolipidemic effects. The focus of the study is to evaluate mechanisms of action not yet explored, aiming to understand how this compound can modulate metabolism and prevent chronic diseases. For this purpose, a study in animal models will be carried out and different metabolomics platforms as well as metagenomic and gene expression analysis will be employed to assess d-limonene effects.
The ideal candidate must have: • Obtained the PhD degree in the last 7 years; • Have formal training in analytical chemistry (bachelor degree in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy or related areas); • Demonstrated experience in targeted and untargeted metabolomics. This includes the operation of qToF and triple quadrupole mass spectrometers and familiarity with data analysis softwares and mass spectrometry databases; • Experience in R for data analysis; • Experience with metabolomics analysis applied to nutrition/ metabolism of phytochemicals; • Be the first author in at least one scientific publication in an indexed journal.
Applicants must send a CV, motivation letter and one recommendation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org until 25/04/2019. A final decision will be made until the 05/05/2019. The estimated date to start the new position is 01/07/2019. FAPESP post-doctoral fellowships consist of monthly allowances of R$7373,10 and additional grant equivalent to 15% of the monthly allowances to cover costs related to the research project. The fellowship is granted for 2 years, with the possibility of extension for 2 extra years. Applicants living further than 350 Km from São Paulo are entitled to a relocation allowance and covering of travel costs.
A job opening that might be of interest to PhDs or post docs working in nutrition and gut health.
Arla foods Ingredients (AFI) are looking for a skilled nutrition research scientist within Gut Health & Disease to drive our research activities together with external academia partners. Different backgrounds are possible, but with the requirement of a PhD (or similar experience).
Pathway analysis in the nutritional field using PathVisio and WikiPathways
DATE: Monday, 25th March at 16:00 h (CET) HOST: Dr. Susan Coort (Department of Bioinformatics-BiGCaT, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University, NL)
The ECN are pleased to announce our 9th webinar that will address how pathway analysis in PathVisio can be performed and how it is applied in the nutritional field. The webinar will start with an explanation of the online biological pathway repository WikiPathways (www.wikipathways.org). It will be shown how pathways can be created and curated. Thereafter, pathway analysis of various types of omics data will be discussed. The overrepresentation analysis (ORA), the statistical method used, will be explained and it will be shown how the researcher can find affected biological processes based on molecular changes. The open-source pathway analysis tool, PathVisio (www.pathvisio.org), will be explained in detail. Both the statistical and visualization module within PathVisio will be addressed. Finally, several nutritional example studies will be described and the pathway results will be discussed.
Susan Coort is working as an assistant professor at the department of Bioinformatics-BiGCaT, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University.
REGISTRATION: Attendance is FREE but registration is required Send an email to ECN NuGO with:
– Email subject ‘Registration to Online Webinar’ – Your full name
Space is limited and priority is given to ECN members on a first-come-first-served basis. Details for accessing the webinar will be sent upon registration.
We are pleased to announce an Advanced Proteomics course, organised by the Graduate School VLAG and the Laboratory of Biochemistry, Wageningen University and Research, will take place from 27th to 30th August 2019.
Metabolon are hosting an 'on-demand' webinar entitled:
How Metabolomic Profiling Can Unlock Gene Function & Provide Biological Insight
In this webinar, you'll learn how the precise measurement of metabolites in an untargeted manner and this data can be used to unlock existing -omics data streams to understand the basis of wellness and disease.
Presented by: Gregory Michelotti, PhD Senior Study Director, Metabolon
The exchanges are foremost meant for temporary staff working with a NuGO member organisation (PhDs and postdocs < 5 years after obtaining their PhD). The host organisation should be a NuGO member organisation.
Total funding per exchange is € 3.500. This includes travel costs, board and lodging, and research costs if applicable, for travel to/from the member organisations in China, Australia and New Zealand we add € 500 for travel.
Minimum stay should be 10 working days, if combined with a conference visit then these conference days do not count Max 1 application per member organisation, incoming and outgoing combined
From the applicant and the PI of the host institution we expect an active participation in NuGO activities (conferences, training courses, task-forces)
Exchanges are only possible between two NuGO member organisations.
Deadline for applications: March 1st, 2019
Applications should consist of a CV of 1- 2 pages and a description of the work to be done including the relevance for parties involved (1 page) as well as a draft budget.
Applications should be send to: email@example.com for the attention of Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol.
For further information, the Early Career Network (ECN) hosted a webinar on the topic of laboratory exchanges- during this webinar Prof Lorraine Brennen, NuGO CEO presented the importance of an exchange (see following link):
Temperature and Metabolism: Implications for nutritional studies
Who? PhD students and postdoctoral researchers interested in whole body metabolism and translatability from mouse to human.
When? 1-3 September 2018, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Course leaders: Prof. Jaap Keijer, Dr. Evert van Schothorst – Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands), Dr. Fré Pepping – Wageningen University/NuGO secretariat (The Netherlands)
Post-graduate courses/workshops have been held on several occasions just prior to NuGOweek offering PhD students and postdoctoral researchers an opportunity to attend a training course and a scientific meeting with no additional costs. This year the post-graduate course will be held in Newcastle University.
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics (R Project home page ). Rstudio provides an easy-to-use integrated development environment for using R and is available for free download at: https://www.rstudio.com.
'An Introduction to R' is a useful reference guide that is available for download as a pdf from the R project website. The resource provides a complete introduction to the language of R and how to use R for doing statistical analysis and graphics: https://cran.r-project.org/manuals.html
Winston Chang's cookbook for R for information on how to use R to complete common data analysis tasks: http://www.cookbook-r.com
The Food Biomarkers ALLiance – FoodBAll – is a JPI-funded, multicentric project that aimed to develop strategies for food biomarker discovery and validation, and to identify biomarkers of intake for a range of foods.
The project webpage provides a valuable ressource for those working in the field of food metabolomics including general information, tools, concepts, current practices and major updates in the field: