Information - Concepts In Nutrigenomics

A systems biology science

Nutrigenomics, or nutritional genomics, is a multidisciplinary science that combines information from genetics, nutrition, physiology, pathology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, biocomputation, sociology, ethics, and other disciplines.  We believe that understanding diet - nutrient interactions in different individuals will help explain and help alleviate health disparities - hence, this knowledge applies to national and international societal issues in personal and public health.

A large number of research reports are being published in this area which makes it difficult for a web page to be current.  Presented in short articles in this section are concepts and examples to illustrate how different information and techniques of different disciplines apply to nutrigenomics.

Other Resources

The Center sends out abstracts, news media and government reports, editorials and commentaries from scientific journals with a list serve.  Sign up for the nutrigenomics alerts to stay current on nutrigenomics and related topics.

A glossary of terms used in the many disciplines that contribute to nutrigenomics is posted on this website.

A workshop on nutritional genomics, its concepts, technologies, and applications was developed into an online course that will be offered April - June 2006. See Outreach & Education -> Education -> Online Course