Teacher: Fabio Virgili
Aims:The course will deal with diet-genome interactions and the application of nutritional strategies in health maintenance. Students should become familiar with the concept that external molecules present in our foods can affect human metabolism and gene expression in different cells and tissues. The course will address the utilization of the concept of “system biology” to nutrition.
Program: Nutrients and bioactive dietary molecules in the regulation of gene expression; scientific advancements following the application of –omics technologies to nutritional sciences (nutrigenomics); effects of genes and gene variants on the individual body response to diet (nutrigenetics); the nutritional phenotype. Notions about Bayesian probabilistic Statistics