The microbiota is now well recognized for its role in virtually all processes of the human body, including the brain. Various approaches (most notably probiotics and probiotics) have been investigated for their ability to modulate the microbiota and impact brain function, leading to the coining of the term psychobiotics.
Observational studies aiming at identification of dietary factors in disease etiology often provide conflicting results. Attempts to integrate genetic and metabolic variability in dietary studies are still underdeveloped. Consequently, the suggestion to study diet-disease associations in metabolically homogenous groups may offer new possibilities.
The 58th Scientific Congress of GermansSociety for Nutrition e.V., DGE Congress, held - this year as a digital one Event. The competence clusters of Nutritional research will come back with it participate in a mini-symposium. This will take place on Friday, February 17th from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
The first cross-cluster Summer School takes place in Bonn from July 22nd - 26th 2019. It provides for up to 40 young scientists the opportunity to meet outside their institutional campus and to explore new and innovative research directions, encouraging intensive scientific discussions.
Which factors influence the design of eating and drinking in adulthood? It is particularly interesting, if and how food selection in adulthood is shaped by the previous experiences in the parental home and what influence the later partner assumes. These and other questions clarify the new NutriAct family study.
About a hundred interested people joined the cluster session at the DGE Congress this year. After a short introduction by the speaker of the competence cluster NutriAct, Prof. Dr. med. Tilman Grune, the junior group leaders talked about their research and the funded groups. The moderation of the minisymposium had the DGE president Prof. Dr. Ulrike Arens-Azevêdo.
Prof. Dr. Ute Nöthlings, Nutrition Epidemiology, Institute of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Bonn, has been appointed by the DFG to the German Sustainable Development Committee in Future Earth.
The Justus Liebig University Giessen was the venue for the DGE Congress this year. The competence clusters of nutrition research, which consist of DietBB, enable, nutriCARD and NutriAct, organized a mini-symposium on the main congress day.