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Human Variability in Response to Food and Nutrients: Building the Bridge to Personalised Nutrition – Challenges and Opportunities for Industry, Public Health and Academia

Sydney, Australia
14/05/2019 – 15/05/2019
Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport

BACKGROUND

Population based studies in food and nutrition have been essential in contributing to overall human well-being. However improved understanding of ‘individual human variation’ in nutrient requirements has awaited advancements in nutrigenomics and the mathematical and social sciences. For example, the ‘omics sciences (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics)’ are providing new insight and understanding that can be applied to personalised nutrition with the ambitious objective of one-to-one product design.

This 2-day conference will explore the nature of individual human variation in response to food choice and nutrient intake and how that may initiate a new era of opportunity for personalised nutrition will also be explored.

OBJECTIVES

This 2-day conference aims to:

  • Consider the evidence and nature of variability in human nutrition requirements and metabolic response
  • Review current understanding of variation in the human genome with potential impacts on population and personal nutrition
  • Address the integration of the 'omics sciences' and insights from medical studies which have led to an increased understanding of personalised health
  • Consider the potential implications for consumers and food supply
  • Discuss how the regulatory environment may need to evolve and adapt to the changing world of personalisation
  • Provide the opportunity to engage in discussion around the translation of these recent developments into a new scientific paradigm

FLYER AND PROGRAM

The preliminary flyer and program are available HERE

REGISTRATION

For credit card payment: Register HERE 
For cheque or electronic fund transfer payment: Please download the registration form HERE

ORGANIZER

ILSI SEA Region Australasia Country Committee

CO-ORGANIZER

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

COLLABORATOR

University of South Australia Business School 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Prof. John Mathers
Professor
Newcastle University
U.K

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Dr. Nathan O'Callaghan
Leader
Precision Health Future Science Platform
CSIRO Health & Biosecurity
Australia

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Dr. David Zeevi
James S. McDonnell Foundation Researcher
The Rockefeller University
USA

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Prof. Luigi Fontana
Leonard P. Ullmann Chair
Translational Metabolic Health
Charles Perkins Centre
University of Sydney
Australia