NuGO is an Association of Universities and Research Institutes focusing on the joint development of the research areas of molecular nutrition, personalised nutrition, nutrigenomics and nutritional systems biology. NuGO evolved from an EU Sixth Framework Network of Excellence, and since 2010 the NuGO Association has taken over some of the activities of the Network of Excellence (NoE NuGO) NuGO Association is now expanding to global dimensions.
NuGO has two major objectives:
• Stimulating developments in molecular nutrition, personalised nutrition, nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics and nutritional systems biology, and incorporating these aspects in nutrition and health research, by joint research projects, conferences, workshops and training. NuGO can join as partner in your research project.
• Shaping the nutrition bioinformatics infrastructure, by initiating, coordinating and facilitating projects in this area, and by hosting the dissemination of all data, results and information.
The NuGO Association is the Participants Assembly meets once a year during the NuGOweek, the annual scientific meeting. Each member organisation (link to page with member organisation) is represented in the Participants Assembly.
The Management Board deals with policy issues and implementation of actions. This committee has scheduled meetings 2 to 3 times a year. The members of the NuGO Management Board are:
* Chair: Prof. John Mathers, (Newcastle University), Prof. Chris Evelo (Maastricht University), Prof. Diana Ivanova (Medical University Varna), Dr Marjukka Kolehmainen (University of Eastern Finland), Dr. Chiara Murgia (Monash University), Prof. Lynn Vanhaecke (Ghent University), Dr Guy Vergères (Agroscope). Dr Kathryn Burton (Agroscope) will be the representative from the Early Career Network in the Management Board.
Day to day activities within NuGO are the responsibility of the NuGO Officers:
CEO’s: Prof. Lorraine Brennan (UCD) & Prof. Baukje de Roos (The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen)
Executive secretary: Dr Fré Pepping (Wageningen University & Research) / Dr Lydia Afman (Wageningen University & Research)
Secretariat: Mrs. Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol (Wageningen University & Research)
The secretariat of NuGO is embedded within the Graduate School VLAG of Wageningen University & Research