Food & Nutritional Proteomics

Nutrigenomics is a branch of nutritional genomics and is the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression. This means that nutrigenomics is research focusing on identifying and understanding molecular-level interaction between nutrients and other dietary bioactives with the genome. Nutrigenomics has also been described by the influence of genetic variation on nutrition, by correlating gene expression or SNPs with a nutrient's absorption, metabolism, elimination or biological effects. By doing so, nutrigenomics aims to develop rational means to optimise nutrition with respect to the subject's genotype.

Applications of Foodomics include the genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and/or metabolomic study of foods for compound profiling, authenticity, and/or biomarker-detection related to food quality or safety; the development of new transgenic foods, food contaminants, and whole toxicity studies; new investigations on food bioactivity, food effects on human health.

  • Proteomics of genetically modified crops
  • Proteomics in nutrition research
  • Dietary metabolites and cellular metabolism
  • Nutrigenomics and plant functional genomics
  • Food safety and contamination assessment using proteomics
  • Applications of proteomics to food processing

Food & Nutritional Proteomics Conference Speakers