Epigenesis and Epigenetics - Physiological consequ


2017-05-31 at 00:00


2017-06-03 at 00:00


Conference Centre Hof van Wageningen, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Epigenesis and epigenetics Physiological consequences of perinatal nutritional programming. Organised by The Graduate School VLAG, in co-operation with with the chair groups Human Nutrition (WU) and Genetics (WU).

Course aim

Nutritional conditions in early life may, through epigenetic and epigenesist processes, have profound effects on physiological functioning and health in later life. This course aims to provide a detailed scientific background on the mechanisms that may underlie these early-life effects, both at the physiological and gene expression level. The program combines knowledge on perinatal programming by nutritional factors in humans, laboratory and farm animals.

Target group

The course is aimed at postgraduates (MSc, PhD) with a background in animal, biological, health, or food sciences and open for participants from both industry and universities/research centers. Participants are invited to present their own work (poster or oral presentation) and challenged to actively contribute to discussions.

Participants who wish to apply for a short oral presentation or a pitch should send an abstract to Dr. Wilma Steegenga (Wilma.Steegenga@wur.nl) before May 10th 2017.

More information

31 May – 2 June, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Organised in co-operation with: Graduate School WIAS and the chair groups Human Nutrition (WUR) and Genetics (WUR)
Contact Persons: Dr. Wilma Steegenga (Wilma.Steegenga@wur.nl) and Chantal Doeswijk (Chantal.Doeswijk@wur.nl)

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