NuGO is an Association of Universities and Research Institutes. Our focus is joint development of research in molecular nutrition, personalised nutrition, nutrigenomics, and nutritional systems biology. NuGO evolved from an EU Sixth Framework Network of Excellence that ended in 2010. The Association took over some of the Network's activities as well as developing new ones and has expanded activities globally.
NuGO has two major objectives:
- Stimulating developments in molecular nutrition, personalised nutrition, nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics and nutritional systems biology, and incorporating these aspects in nutrition and health research, by joint research projects, conferences, workshops and training. NuGO can join as partner in your research project.
- Shaping the nutrition bioinformatics infrastructure, by initiating, coordinating and facilitating projects in this area, and by hosting the dissemination of all data, results and information.
NuGO Participants' Assembly meets once a year during the NuGOweek, the Association's annual scientific meeting. Each member organisation is represented by one person at the Participants' Assembly, we also used to call the General Assembly.
The Management Board deals with policy issues and their implementation, and meets two or three times a year.
Day-to-day activities within NuGO are the responsibility of NuGO Officers as of 20 April 2021:
(L-R): Chief Executive Officer: Prof. Michael Müller (University of East Anglia, UK)
Executive Secretary: Dr Lydia Afman (Wageningen University & Research, NL)
Secretariat: Mrs Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol (Wageningen Food Safety Research, NL) & Dr Meike Bunger (Wageningen University & Reserch, NL)
NuGO Secretariat is embedded within the department of Human Nutrition and Health of Wageningen University & Research.
Current members of the NuGO Management Board as of 9 September 2019 are:
TOP ROW (L-R): * Chair: Dr Guy Vergères (Agroscope, CH), Prof. Chris Evelo (Maastricht University, NL), Prof. Diana Ivanova (Medical University Varna, BG), Dr Marjukka Kolehmainen (University of Eastern Finland, FI)
SECCOND ROW (L-R): Dr Chiara Murgia (The University of Melbourne, AU), Prof. Lynn Vanhaecke (Ghent University, BE), Prof. Lorraine Brennan (UCD, IE) & Prof. Baukje de Roos (Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, UK)
BOTTOM ROW: Dr Fiona Malcomson (Newcastle University, UK) who represents the NuGO Early Career Network (ECN)