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Frontiers for Young Minds Nutrigenomics Collection / Collection Launch and Recruitment of Science Mentors
NuGO and NuGO ECN are pleased to announce the online launch of a new Frontiers for Young Minds Nutrigenomics Collection that seeks to bring our research to a new generation of young scientists:
 
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: ecn.nugo@gmail.com
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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