NuGO is an Association of Universities and Research Institutes. Our focus is joint development of research in molecular nutrition, personalised nutrition, nutrigenomics, and nutritional systems biology. NuGO evolved from an EU Sixth Framework Network of Excellence that ended in 2010. The Association took over some of the Network’s activities as well as developing new ones and has expanded activities globally.
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.
NuGO Participants’ Assembly meets once a year during the NuGOweek, the Association’s annual scientific meeting. Each member organisation is represented by one person at the Participants’ Assembly.
The Management Board deals with policy issues and their implementation, and meets two or three times a year.
Current members of the NuGO Management Board are:
TOP ROW (L-R): * Chair: Prof. John Mathers, (University of Newcastle, UK), Prof. Chris Evelo (Maastricht University, NL), Prof. Diana Ivanova (Medical University Varna, BG), Dr Marjukka Kolehmainen (University of Eastern Finland, FI)
BOTTOM ROW (L-R): Dr Chiara Murgia (Monash University, AU), Prof. Lynn Vanhaecke (Ghent University, BE), Dr Guy Vergères (Agroscope, CH) and Dr Kathryn Burton (Agroscope, CH), who represents the NuGO Early Career Network (ECN)
Day-to-day activities within NuGO are the responsibility of NuGO Officers:
TOP ROW (L-R): Chief Executive Officers: Prof. Lorraine Brennan (UCD, IE) & Prof. Baukje de Roos (Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, UK)
Executive Secretary: Dr Fré Pepping (Wageningen University & Research, NL) & Dr Lydia Afman (Wageningen University & Research, NL)
BOTTOM ROW: Secretariat: Mrs Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol (Wageningen University & Research, NL). NuGO Secretariat is embedded within the Graduate School VLAG of Wageningen University & Research (NL).