Ómicas e Nutrição
a) To be able to evaluate on a population and case by case level the potential contribution, in light of available knowledge, of gene-diet interactions in the development of certain diseases insights on epigenetics;
b) To be able to analyze the benefit / risk balance of dietary recommendations and interventions according to the genotype, microbiota and metabolome;
c) Justify the importance of taking care of diet in the perinatal period for health in adulthood;
d) Apply the foundations of nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition in health promotion.
Professora Doutora Maria da Conceição Costa Pinto Calhau
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Actual scientific publications. Presentations made available to the students will include the bibliography used in their preparation.
PBL (problem-based learning)/research projet. Evaluation of the students will be based on level of participation in the discussions (10%), presentation of papers (10%) & Individual written essay with 2/3 thousand words (80%).
participation in the discussions (10%);
presentation of articles (10%);
Individual written essay with 2/3 thousand words (80%).
1. Introduction: Concept of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and human nutrition.
2. Diet and gene expression: Short-term gene expression regulation; Diet and epigenetics.
3. Perinatal programming: Diet in early life and metabolic programming.
4. Gene polymorphisms and responses to diet: Diet as a risk or preventive factor of pathologies; Nutrigenetics of cancer, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and obesity.
5. Microbiota and Microbial Metabolites: Interaction between genomics, microbio ta and metabolomics.
6. Workshop case studies: Case studies in personalized nutrition.
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