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New ways to understand how foods affect me and my health
From 1st February 2021, you will find the full collection description on Frontiers for Young Minds website (https://kids.frontiersin.org/collections) together with the links for article submission. This collection will comprise scientific articles focused on the latest research in the field of nutrigenomics from technologies to study design, rewritten for and reviewed by children and young people (8-15 years). At the heart of the collection is the application of nutrigenomics as a basis to personalize nutritional advice for individuals and at a public health level. The collection is organized by NuGO and the NuGO Early Career Network (ECN), with a number of NuGO-affiliated authors already selected for participation in the collection.
Becoming a Frontiers for Young Minds Science Mentor
Frontiers for Young Minds relies on the passion and enthusiasm of Science Mentors who act as the link between authors and the young reviewers to support a successful peer review by children and young people. Science mentors play a key role for Frontiers for Young Minds collections by engaging with kids to help them understand the peer review process and gain the tools of reading information with a critical eye. If you are interested in being a Science Mentor for our collection, please get in touch by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 :
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
Papers para niños y jóvenes, an interview with Will Savage, subtitles in Spanish
For any questions, feel free to use the comments below.
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:
“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: email@example.com or comment directly on this post. Further information and registration details will follow.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
This is an excellent opportunity for talented researchers in nutrigenomics to develop towards an independent career.
NUAcT Clinical Fellows will join a thriving cohort of talented early career researchers across the NUAcT Scheme and across the whole University.
A candidate briefing pack for those applying to the Medicine and Biological Sciences panel is attached.
What does the NUAcT programme offer?
• Five years' salary (or five years FTE equivalent if working part time)
• Initial fixed term appointment with progression to an open-ended contract subject to review
• Research expenses (up to £50k, subject to research programme needs)
• Funding for a PhD studentship associated with the research project
• Dedicated mentors with world class expertise and significant research management experience
• The opportunity to join and participate in our world-class interdisciplinary research centres
• A bespoke personal development plan and extensive training opportunities
• Peer support from a cross disciplinary cohort of talented early career researchers
Further details about how to apply can be found by following this link.
A direct link to the recruitment portal for the NUAcT Clinical Fellowship can be reached by clicking here:https://jobs.ncl.ac.uk/job/Newcastle-NUAcT-%28Newcastle-Unviversity-Academic-Track%29-Fellowship-Scheme-Clinical-Research/579516901/.
Workshop: Dietary Biomarkers- where to Next?
Date: 28-29th April 2020
Location: University College Dublin, Ireland
Register at: https://www.ucdnutrimarkers.com/workshop-2020
Registration fee: 100 Euro
(see further information in the attached poster)
Please find further information in the attached advert or the following link-
Closing date for applications: 18 March 2020
Check out a free course on molecular biological pathways and networks that the BiGCaT department of Bioinformatics at Maastricht University created for the Helis Academy.
“Learn create and curate pathways, put them on WikiPathways and use them for omics analysis or as the start of biological networks that can be used for more advanced types of analysis”.
Course date: 30-31 March 2020
Further information and registration details at:
Title: Diet and Microbes: Gut health for the brain and body
Date: 27-31 January 2020, Levi, Lapland, Finland
Course Website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/nutrition-winter-school/nutrition-winter-school-2020
Grants: NuGO will make 4 course grants available for PhDs and postdocs (< 3 years after obtaining the PhD) covering the course fee of 550€. For more details about the grant and how to apply please visit: grants Winterschool Lapland 2020
Deadline grant application: 31 October 2019.
For detailed infomation about this symposium please visit the programme
Diet and Microbes: Gut health for the brain and body
27.1. – 31.1.2020, Levi, Lapland, Finland
Nutrition Winter School is a scientific seminar aimed at young post docs and PhD students from the fields of nutrition, medicine, and biochemistry. Ever since we organized this event for the first time in 2009, our goal has been to gather early-career scientists and top researchers from various backgrounds to enjoy scientific lectures and fruitful discussions under the magical atmosphere of the Finnish Lapland.
The 6th Nutrition Winter School will take place in Lapland at Levi, Kittilä, Finland from January 27th to 31st, 2020. This time the theme of the seminar is Diet and Microbes: Gut health for the brain and body. This theme is covered by internationally renowned experts from a clinical, experimental, and molecular biological point-of-view.
Confirmed speakers include:
Prof. Robert-Jan Brummer, Örebro University Dr Federica Facciotti, European Institute of Oncology
Prof. Karl-Heinz Herzig, University of Oulu Dr Jonna Jalanka, University of Helsinki
Prof. Stefan Kiechl, Medical University of Innsbruck Prof. Eero Mervaala, University of Helsinki
Dr Milla Pietiäinen, University of Helsinki Dr Justus Reunanen, University of Oulu
Dr Anu Ruusunen, University of Eastern Finland Prof Seppo Salminen, University of Turku
Prof Michael Schemann, Technical University of München Dr Filip Scheperjans, Helsinki University Hospital
Prof. Magnus Simrén, University of Gothenburg
Check out the preliminary program:
Early Bird registration and call for abstracts are now open! Be fast and book your place today!