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Frontiers in Nutritional Science: The Inaugural Australian Symposium on Nutritional Metabolomics

Sydney, Australia
06/08/2013
Rydges World Square

Nutritional Metabolomics is an exciting, emerging frontier field of science. Metabolomics (measuring metabolites from physiological process) provide information, ‘windows into the body’, which have the potential to transform how we measure health, how we identify and monitor people most at risk of disease, and the way we monitor food intake.

The event provided food and health science professionals and researchers, an exciting insight into how this new science can be applied to better understand the ways in which food, diet and the body interact. To stimulate interest and collaboration in this frontier field of health sciences, we organized a symposium which aims to explore opportunities for using metabolomics to improve human health by nutritional means.

This one-day symposium brought together international and national experts to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of this fast growing field. The event provided food and health science professionals and researchers, an exciting insight into how this new science can be applied to better understand the ways in which food, diet and the body interact.

Topics included:

  • how can metabolomics be used in nutritional science
  • what tools and technologies are available for metabolomics in nutritional science
  • applications of metabolomics in nutritional science
  • using breath as a measure of health and nutritional status.

This symposium was organised by CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences, in conjunction with UniSA’s Sansom Research Institute, sponsored by ILSI Southeast Asia Region and Metabolomics Australia and was supported by the Nutrition Society of Australia.

For more information, including the preliminary program, visit the CSIRO website.