Energy metabolism and body composition in nutrition and health research course

    The course comprises three days (Monday 10.00 – Wednesday 15.00hrs.). The course consists of a series of lectures, supported by a computer-assisted exercise. As part of the programme the opportunity will be provided to discuss participant’s own research (plans). The focus of this year's course is on dietary protein, more specifically different aspects of dietary proteins in relation to human function and health. Participants are encouraged to apply for a short oral presentation or a pitch.


    Changes in energy balance result in weight gain or loss and changes in body composition. And disturbances in energy metabolism like mitochondrial dysfunction and metabolic inflexibility are linked to metabolic health and chronic diseases. Both diet and physical activity can affect energy metabolism and energy balance.


    Target group

    The course is aimed at research professionals (PhD level) who are at the start of their career in nutritional or health sciences, or other scientists who want to become familiar with the field of Energy metabolism and Body composition in nutrition and health research. Participants should have a background in biology, medicine, food/nutritional science, or other life sciences and should have basic knowledge of human biology, physiology and nutrition.

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    Praktische gegevens

    07/03/2016 - 08:30 - 09/03/2016 - 18:30
    University Wageningen, Netherlands

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