Workshops Focus on Concepts & Technologies
A full day workshop of topics related to or forming the foundation of nutritional genomics was developed for and presented to scientists and staff at the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center at UC Davis in September 2002. The material was updated and expanded for a short course in nutritional genomics presented to the Program in International Nutrition at UC Davis (October 2004) and in conjunction with the Bruce Ames International Symposium on Nutritional Genomics (22 October 2004) attended by 140 individuals from 22 countries. The title used for that workshop was Nutritional Genomics: Discovering the Path to Personalized Nutrition, has become the Center's title for many of its educational materials. The name reflects the progress and direction for developing personalized nutrition.
Yonsei University - 1 February 2005
The basic outline of the workshop was subsequently used at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea for a workshop entitled Nutraceuticals and Nutrigenomics: Discovering the Path to Personalized Nutrition on 1 February 2005 attended by about 170 people. The workshop was co-organized with the Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics and Professors Jae-Kwan Hwang and Taesun Park of Yonsei University. Local experts in various topics presented the concepts and technologies.
Nutrigenomics New Zealand - 21 April 2005
Lynnette Ferguson, Director of Nutrigenomics New Zealand, and CENG co-organized a similar workshop held at Auckland University (21 April 2005) as a part of their first year review. The workshop was attended by ~60 people.
Iowa State University Summer Course - May 2005
The Nutritional Science Council of Iowa State University invited Jim Kaput of the CENG to present the workshop as its prestigious Summer Lectureship in May 2005 (May 8-11, 2005). Class enrollment was 36 and audience attendance was about 50. The schedule for the course can be viewed ISU_Program_050511.pdf.
Conversion to Online Course
The workshops formed the basis of an online nutrigenomic course that will be given as a part of the University of California Davis Extension Program.