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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the zoom links.
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: email@example.com
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or comment directly on this post. Further information and registration details will follow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2020 Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowship Scheme, is now open for applications with a closing date of 6th March 2020. Anyone within the ECN who is interested should contact Prof. John Mathers (email: email@example.com ) in the first instance to let him know if they are interested in applying. John will be delighted to give more background to the application process and the University to the potential candidate.
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.