NuGO week 2017:
Molecular nutrition–understanding how food influences health
Monday, 28th August

Monday, 28th August
16.00 Registration
18.00  Opening NuGOweek 2017
Diana Ivanova –  Welcome and opening
18.20 Session 1a: Precision medicine
Chair: Diana Ivanova

Yves A. Lussier, University of Arizona, US –  Dynamic changes of RNA-sequencing expression for precision medicine: the n=1  pathways approach
19.00 Introduction of new NuGO member organisations
19.45  Welcome reception at the Palace Hotel Restaurant

Tuesday, 29th August
09.00  Session 1b: Precision medicine 
Chair: Diana Ivanova
09.00 Xu Lin, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CN – Linking of Omics-based biomarkers with nutrition and metabolic outcomes in Chinese [presentation available]
09.40 David S. Wishart, University of Alberta, CA Development of an assay for dietary and exposome measurements for Precision Medicine. [presentation available]

10.20 coffee break

11.00 Stefania Noerman, University of Eastern Finland, FIApplication of non-targeted metabolic profiling to reveal potential biomarkers linking egg intake and previously observed lower risk of developing type-2 diabetes in middle-aged men.
11.20 Siva Charan Sri Harsha Pedapati, University College Dublin, IE Metabolomics approach to identify biomarkers of peas intake
11.40 Kenneth Westermann, JM-USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, USDNA methylation-based cardiovascular risk assessment with applications to nutrition [presentation available]

12.00 Poster Session 1
13.00 Lunch

Break;  Optional: Guided visit of the Varna Archaeological Museum and City Centre Tour

16.00 Session 2: Early Career Investigators Session
Chair: Lorraine Brennan
16.00 Sonja Lackner, University of Graz, ATDifferences in skin carotenoid level with regard to subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness in patients with Anorexia Nervosa [presentation available]
16.20 Britt Blokker, University of Eastern Anglia/Quadram Institute Bioscience, UKDietary fibres regulate bile acid metabolism independent of the microbiota by suppressing the production of signalling molecule Fgf15 in the ileum
16.40 Jarlei Fiamoncini, INRA Clermont-Ferrand, FRIn silico prediction of metabolism as a tool to identify new metabolites of dietary monoterpenes in rats [presentation available]
17.00 Desislava Ivanova, Medical University Varna, BURelative gene expression of SIRT6, FOXO4 and HIF3A in patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer
17.20 Krasimira Alesandrova, DIfE, DENutrition and gastrointestinal cancer: an update of the epidemiological evidence [presentation available]

17.40 break

18.00 Session 3 : Adipose and related tissues
Chair: Richard Mithen
18.00 Christian A. Drevon,  University of Oslo, NO –  Adipokines and myokines are important for several biological effects of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle as well as health [presentation available]
18.40 Anna Weiser, Technical University Munich, DEAcylcarnitine and amino acid profiling in plasma and tissues of NZO mice as a model for obesity-induced type 2 diabetes
19.00 Sindre Lee, University of Oslo, NOImpact of short and long-term exercise training on branched-chain amino acid turnover and insulin sensitivity in pre-diabetic and normal weight humans [presentation available]
19.20  Renate Luisa Barbosa Yanez, German Institute of Human Nutrition, DEEffect of low carbohydrate / low fat dietary intervention on gene expression  of glut transporters in abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue of type 2 diabetes patients

free evening

Wednesday, 30th August
09.00 Session 4:  The application of phenotypic flexibility in nutrition research
Chair: John Mathers
09.00 Hannelore Daniel, Technical University Munich, DE –  Identifying metabotypes: the challenges from NutriTech
09.40 Suzan Wopereis, TNO, NL – Data integration and phenotypic flexibility [presentation available]

10.20 Coffee break

11.00 Charlotte Michielsen, Wageningen University & Research–Human Nutrition, NLEffects of a diet high in MUFA and a Mediterranean diet on serum metabolic profile: a randomized fully controlled trial (MARIS).
11.20 Aaron Novikoff, Technical University Munich, DEEmbracing the Uncorrelated: Dynamic Time Warping for the exploration of high dimensional time-series metabolomics data from the HuMet study [presentation available]
11.40 José Fernández-Calleja, Wageningen University & Research-Human & Animal Physiology, NL – Monosaccharides in post-weaning diet of young mice program body composition and feeding behaviour in adulthood

12.00 Poster Session 2
13.00 Lunch

Break;  Optional: Guided visit of the Aladzha Monastery

16.00 Session 5, Diet and cancer prevention
Chair: Baukje de Roos
16.00 Richard Mithen, Institute of Food Research, UK – Integrating transcriptome and metabolome signatures to provide new insights as to how diet can prevent prostate cancer progression.
16.40 Young-Joon Surh, Seoul National University, KR / President Asia Pacific  Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation (APNNO)Anti-inflammatory, proresolving and cancer chemopreventive effects of  docosahexaenoic acid and its metabolites [presentation available]

17.20 Break

18.00 Bistra Galunska, Medical University Varna, BUVitamin D beyond the bone [presentation available]
18.20 Ye Kyung Na, Sungshin Women’s University, KRChemopreventive effects of dially trisulfide derived from garlic
18.40 Lynn Vanhaeke, Ghent University, BEDNA adduct markers associated with the gastrointestinal digestion of red meat [presentation available]

20.00  Conference dinner at the Palace Hotel Restaurant with poster prize announcement  and night party on the beach at Tahiti beach bar near the Palace Hotel

Thursday, 31th August
09.00  Session 6: New development in (nutritional) genetics
Chair: Christian A. Drevon
09.00 John Mathers, Newcastle University, UK – The future of nutrigenomics [presentation available]
09.40 Leta Pilic, St Mary’s University Twickenham, UKSalt sensitivity: genetic and physiological markers and its effect on salt taste perception and intake [presentation available]
10.00 Marietta Rodriguez, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, PH – Genotype frequency in the β-carotene conversion to vitamin A: Implications on reducing vitamin A deficiency

10.20 Closing session
            Wrap-up NuGOweek 2017
Announcement NuGOWeek 2018
11.00 Lunch (to go) and NuGO General Members Meeting

Afternoon:  FoodBALL project meeting

Friday 1th September
FoodBALL meeting continued