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Science Symposium on Human Variability & Personalized Nutrition – Opportunities for Research, Public Health Benefits and Food Innovation

Singapore, Singapore
17/05/2019
Block MD11, CRC Auditorium, National University of Singapore

BACKGROUND

Human Variability refers to the underlying differences in each individual’s metabolism and nutritional requirements, due to the vast range of genomic and physiological characteristics. Environmental factors also play an important role, including prenatal conditions such as the ethnicity and health status of the mother, and subsequent factors such as diet, health and disease status, geographical location and culture.

In recent years, scientific studies on Human Variability have advanced tremendously, with the “Omics” technologies (metabolomics, genomics, proteomics, etc.) in the forefront. This has led to the development of “personalized or precision medicine” targeted at individuals. There is science now showing potential extension to Personalized Nutrition. These sciences will have a significant impact on the food supply and suppliers, as well as implications for public health.

OBJECTIVES

This 1-day symposium aims to:

  • To share the latest science and research on human variability, health and nutrition requirements of relevance to the Asian population
  • To consider potential applications of personalization of health interventions and products in the fields of food and nutrition
  • To explore opportunities for research, development and innovation in the food supply to achieve individual and public health benefits
  • To discuss issues relating to regulatory framework and oversight, consumer communications and guidance on personalized nutrition

REGISTRATION

To register, please click HERE

ORGANIZER

ILSI SEA Region

CO-ORGANIZER

Clinical Nutrition Research Center, A*STAR, Singapore

COLLABORATOR

Commonwealth Scientific and Research Industrial Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

E-FLYER

The e-flyer is available HERE

PROGRAM

The program is available HERE

FEATURED SPEAKERS

John Mathers's photo edit

Prof. John Mathers
Professor
Newcastle University
U.K

Dr. Nathan O'Callaghan's photo_edit

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

Prof. Kunisawa's photo

Prof. Jun Kunisawa
Director
Center for Vaccine and Adjuvant Research
NIBIOHN
Japan

Dr. Zeevi's photo edit

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

Dr. Neerja Karnani's photo

Dr. Neerja Karnani
Lead
Systems
Biology and  Biomarker Discovery
Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR
Singapore

Dr. Femke Hannes's photo edit

Dr. Femke Hannes
Regional Lead
Nutrition, Science and Advocacy
DSM Nutritional Products Asia Pacific
Singapore