MGP Nutrigenetics Workshop

Nutrigenetics for precision nutrition and lifestyle medicine

This educational workshop supported and organised by Robert Gordon University and the Micronutrients Genomics Project (MGP) will take place on 26th September 2017 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen UK

Micronutrients are essential regulators of metabolic and physiological processes in humans. Suboptimal intakes or excesses may cause developmental and chronic diseases particularly in those who are genetically susceptible. The workshop explores the latest discoveries on the genetic basis of micronutrient bioavailability and bioefficacy. It also provides a forum for open discussion and networking for scientists, health professionals, students and industry partners interested in translating nutrigenetic knowledge into practice. 

Speakers include:

  • Amanda Palmer; Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Michael Fenech; CSIRO, Australia
  • Patrick Borel; INRA, France
  • Carsten Carlberg; University of Eastern Finland
  • Anne Minihane; University of East Anglia, UK
  • Giovanna Bermano; Robert Gordon University, UK
  • Chris Evelo; University Maastricht, Netherlands

Who should participate?

Undergraduate and post-graduate students, academics, scientists and health professionals with an interest in nutrition, health, prevention and treatment of chronic disease, system biology will be likely to attend the event in addition to anyone with an interest in personalised nutrition, nutrient supplements not only from the sport/fitness but also food industry sector. As it is proposed to run this event in Aberdeen on the day before the joint conference ICMAN/IUPHAR, it is expected that people interested in nutraceuticals and natural products pharmaceuticals might attend too.


The workshop is proudly sponsored by the Asia Pacific

Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation (


 The workshop is proudly sponsored by the Nutrition Society (