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.
Debora Melo van Lent is a PhD student at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and is researching for the Competence Cluster DietBB. The young scientist is a student trainee of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia Professional Interest Area (PIA) group of the The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and...
Polyphenols give colour to flowers and leaves of plants and help to reproduce or to repel predators. But what do these compounds have to do with the prevention of diseases and how to investigate such a relationship? Johanna Rienks from TA 2 explores these questions.