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Smart EpiGenetX invites you to its webinar

Free Precision Nutrition Course in KRAKOW

About this webinar

Live and interactive course: 4 Days - 4 hours/day between 27-30.05.2019

Location: Life Science Park, Bobrzyńskiego 14 street, 30-348 Kraków, Polska

Using nutrigenetics to assess individualized nutritional requirements

The target audience includes dietitians, nutritionists, physicians, and other professionals related to nutrition, including policy makers and other stake holders.

Each day consists of 2 course hours followed by 2 hours of practical analysis and discussion.

Presence is necessary for the entire duration of the course for receiving an attendance certificate.

The practical analysis will consist of grouping participants into several teams. Each session will have a topic with 1-3 reading materials. Each team will have to come up with a resolution to the topic, which has to be supported based on the reading materials. The solutions will be then discussed.


Day 1

Course. Introduction to nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics.

  • General introduction.
  • The process and criteria for assessing nutritional requirements – history and present.
  • Genes and nutrition: myth and reality.
  • The elements of nutrigenetics. ”Actionable items” versus ”Non-actionable items”.

Analysis. Is it or not well justified the recommended intakes of folates (USDA values)? Quiz.

Day 2

Course. The roles of genetic structure in modulating the metabolic effects of nutrients. Consequences upon health and disease.

  • Genetic evolution
  • Types and roles of genetic variations
  • Gene-environment (nutrient) interactions (eco genetics).
  • Gene-gene interactions.
  • Haplotypes.
  • How to define and recognize actionable.
  • The need to establish priorities in nutrition.

Analysis. High plasma homocysteine. Defining which nutrigenetic elements are needed to establish a nutritional intervention. Pitfalls. Quiz.

Day 3

Course. The impact of genetic variations upon nutrition and related health outcomes.

  • Pregnancy.
  • Lactation.
  • Growth and adolescence.
  • Adults.
  • Older people.
  • In the context of some metabolic disorders.

Analysis. Choline and liver. Is the nutrigenetics of choline ready for primetime against NASH? Quiz.

Day 4

Course. Genotyping methods. Criteria to be considered in practice.

  • Genotyping methods: advantage and limitations.
  • Criteria for selecting a genotyping method. Pitfalls to avoid.
  • Anonymous examples and discussion of various nutrigenetic tests. Arguments pro and against.
  • Risk versus Diagnostic.
  • What information should a nutrigenetic test provide? How to I differentiate between a test that is useful, and one less useful?
  • Conclusions

Analysis. How should a nutrigenetic test look like in order to consider it useful to my practice? Quiz.

Attendance certificates will be handed at the end of the course.

About the speaker

Internationally recognized expert in nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and nutritional epigenetics. Between 2008 and 2015, having his own laboratory at The Nutrition Research Institute (UNC Chapel Hill), Dr. Niculescu focused on the relationship between nutrients (such as choline, fatty acids, polyphenols, etc) and the genetic and epigenetic backgrounds, as well as on the impact of nutrition upon epigenetic transgenerational inheritance.

In 2015 Dr. Niculescu founded the startup company Advanced Nutrigenomics, where he continues to develop nutrigenetic and epigenetic tools and products.

In 2016 he became the principal investigator for the NUTRIGEN project at UMF Timisoara, a 2 M euro grant awarded with EU funds by the Romanian Government.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Simona Maria Ivanov (MD) Business Development Manager @ GenetX

    During collaboration with Abbvie & medical specialists, she implements innovative medical solutions. Expert in antiviral products, helped people affected by chronic diseases. The nutrition knowledge gained working for Abbott Nutrition has been very well matched with the nutrigenetic knowledge.

  • Guest speaker
    Mihai Niculescu (MD, PhD) CEO & Founder @ Advanced Nutrigenomics

    Associate Professor, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy , Timisoara, Romania. Doctor in Nutritional Biochemistry (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Internationally recognized expert in nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and nutritional epigenetics

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