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UNC Nutrition Research Institute
Kannapolis, North Carolina

Symposium Focus

  • the genetic, epigenetic, microbiome, and environmental sources of human metabolic variability
  • how these variabilities are related to different requirements for, and responses to, nutrients
  • methods used to assess the above


  • Keynote: Jeremy Nicholson, PhD, Imperial College London Understanding Gene-Environment-Diet and Lifestyle Interactions in Human Health: A Molecular Phenomic Approach
  • Lorraine Brennan, PhD, University College Dublin
    Metabotyping for Optimal Nutrition
  • Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD, University of  Toronto
    Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition
  • Eric Martens, PhD, University of Michigan
    Molecular Mechanisms of Gut Bacteria and Metabolism of Glycans
  • Susan Sumner, PhD, UNC Nutrition Research Institute
    Welcome, An Overview of Precision Nutrition at UNC NRI
  • Wilson Tang, MD, Cleveland Clinic
    Gut Bacteria and Individuality
  • Saroja Voruganti, PhD, UNC Nutrition Research Institute
    Genetic and Environmental Influences on Kidney Disease
  • Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, Director-UNC Nutrition Research Institute
    Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition

Who will attend

Scientists and nutrition and medical professionals from academia, government, and industry will attend to help them understand response to interventions.

Cost of Attendance

$345 includes breakfast and lunch both days, a banquet  dinner, and shuttle service between the hotel and the symposium.

Hotel Accomondations

The recommended hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Concord.To receive the symposium rate, reserve your room by April 15 and ask for the “NRI Symposium Rate”. Hotel website. Hotel phone 1-704-743-1080.

For additional Information and to Register

Visit the Defining Precision Nutrition Symposium website.

Susie Smith, Business Services Coordinator, (704) 250-5000 or email

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