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A Short Course on Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition

May 16 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition
Short Course

Embassy Suites Hotel, Concord, North Carolina – May 16-19, 2022

Designed for graduate students, health professionals and nutrition scientists from academia, agencies, and industry

This course delivers fundamental NGx concepts and addresses barriers that impede translation of research results from laboratories to people by bringing together researchers and practitioners in NGx concepts ranging from cell biology to dietetics.

Presented by: UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) and UNC Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC)


  • Educate current and future NGx researchers
  • Provide cutting-edge research directions and methodologies in NGx
  • Bring together students, postdocs, faculty (basic scientists and translational researchers), industry researchers and clinicians in an inclusive virtual environment to foster interactions and networking


  • Unique – Participants can send their saliva samples in advance to be genotyped for more than 300,000 SNPs. You must register on or before March 1, 2022 and be a US resident to use this program feature.
  • Keynote address, 16 lectures, and 2 hands-on workshops
  • Registered Dietitians can earn up to 24.5 CPEUs for this course, if all sessions are attended.

Presenters are from departments of Nutrition, Genetics, Epidemiology, Psychology and Neuroscience, School of Pharmacy, and the Nutrition Research Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill; UNC Charlotte; Western Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA-ARS; Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genomica; University of Illinois; and Baylor College of Medicine USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center.


The NRI has produced this short course annually since 2016 (with the exception of 2020 due to the pandemic) with attendees and presenters from around the world. Annual attendance is capped at 80 and past attendees have included graduate students, postdocs, faculty, industry researchers, physicians, and registered dietitians.

Registration and Fees

Registration fees include accommodations, see details below.

  • $850 General
  • $600 Postdoc
  • $500 Graduate student

NGx will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa. Registration fees include the full conference and a single room in the hotel for the nights of 5/15 – 5/18, as well as continental breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (no dinner on 5/19). Also included is transportation between event venues during the short course. Transportation to and from the conference is not included.

Scholarship Fund

A limited number of scholarships are available for young investigators to attend NGx. Our sponsors help make these possible. See “Scholarship” below to apply.

Keynote Speaker

Robert A. Waterland, PhD is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Molecular & Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center.