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External training / IV course on Nutrigenomics
Date : 21-25 June 2021
 
This edition will be a virtual event. NuGO will make an additional 6 course grants available to cover the registration fee of 350Euro. Note that an abstract is required. Abstract submission deadline is 30 March. Only one candidate of a NuGO member organisation will be granted. If more people of one institute will join we would like to ask you to give a priority in case we have spaces left. Priority will also be given to scientists from member organisations who did not receive a grant in 2020.
 
Selection will be made based on the following criteria:
•   PhD or Postdoc (<3 years after defence of thesis) of a NuGO member organisations
•   One candidate per member organisation.
•   Candidate’s research topic should be related to the course topic
•   Abstract submission is required (deadline 30 March 2021)
 
Deadline grant submission will be April 9th to NuGO@wur.nl

Reimbursement
The participants should register and pay the course themselves. Reimbursement of the registration costs will be done after the course. A report made by the grantees together and a group picture (screen dump) of the grantees should be send to the NuGO office within 2 weeks after the course

For more information and registration see:
* NuGO website
* Unicam course website
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NuGO ECN online meet-ups / NuGO ECN meet-ups 2021
The NuGO ECN invites all early career researchers to a new initiative to exchange with fellow ECN members. Our vision is to offer a place to get to know each other and share our experiences in nutrigenomic research. Each session has a broad theme that will be explored by speed presentations, Q&As, tips & tricks, quizzes and more, with plenty of time for discussion in smaller groups.

Calendar of meet-ups for 2021

Friday 16th April, 9:00-10:00 CET- ‘Getting to know us: meeting the ECN network’
Friday 14th May, 16:00-17:00 CET- ‘Tools and challenges to data presentation’
Friday 18th June, 9:00-10:00 CET- ‘Fostering collaboration during a pandemic’ (invited NuGO PIs)
Friday 16th July, 16:00-17:00 CET- ‘Overcoming the bottlenecks of nutrigenomic research’
Friday 17th September 9:00-10:00 CET- ‘Tips for succeeding your PhD’
Friday 15th October, 16:00-17:00 CET- ‘Innovations in dietary assessment: past and future’
Friday 19th November, 9:00-10:00 CET- ‘Lessons learned in communicating to a young audience (Frontiers for Young Minds authors)’


The links for each meet-up will be sent by email to all NuGO ECN members. Non-members, please contact NuGO ECN at ecn.nugo@gmail.com to receive the zoom links.
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NuGOweek 2021 / Save the date: NuGOweek 2021
NuGOweek 2021 will be a virtual eNuGOweek:

“Immuno-nutrigenomics: How to feed the immune system”

Dates: 6-8 September 2021

More information about the session, invited speakers and abstract submission will be made available in due time.
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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.