Nutritional Genomics: The gateway to personalized nutrition
Graduate Student Development Program Offers a Seminar on Nutritional Genomics: The
gateway to personalized nutrition
Date and Time:
Wednesday, 20th April 2022
4:15 PM-6:15 PM
Virtual Workshop on UAEU Zoom
This workshop is for graduate students (Masters/Doctorate), undergraduate students,
researchers, postdocs, and faculty members. Anyone interested is welcome to join
Dr Moez al Islam Faris
Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Sharjah, UAE
When it comes to nutrition, it is well known that one diet does not fit all due to a high inter-individual response variability to food and nutrients. A person s response depends on several characteristics, but mainly its DNA, leading to the concept of genetically-based personalized health over six decades ago. It has been discovered that nutrients/diet can affect genes (nutrigenomics). On the other hand, genes can modulate nutrient metabolism (nutrigenetics), offering new opportunities to prevent and treat many diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Ramadan fasting research is one of the applications of the significant effects of dietary modification on genes expression and overall health status.
No registration is required.