Post-graduate courses/workshops have been held on several occasions just prior to NuGOweek offering PhD students an opportunity to attend a training course and a scientific meeting with no additional costs.
In 2016 a post-graduate course will be held on:
– Saturday 3rd  September (kick off, introduction, lecture and informal get together/dinner),
– Sunday 4th September (lectures and group work),
– Monday 5th September (rounding up  group work, lecture and group presentations).

Target group
PhD students with an interest in nutrigenomics, molecular nutrition and personalized nutrition. Please note that the focus of this postgraduate course will be on human intervention studies.

Course aim
The objective of the course is to give students possibilities to see and experience how to plan, handle and have results on large scale data within the dietary interventions.
Programme topics
In seven lectures a variety of topics will be discussed;
– The use of large scale data in nutrition research,
– How to interpret data and the use of bioinformatics
– Design of controlled dietary interventions,
– Epigenomics, metabolomics and transcriptomics
– Application of biomarkers

Group work:  how to plan a well-designed dietary intervention that includes large scale data collection. Participants will receive designs of the dietary interventions, and they should plan how, when, who and what. For this purpose, the lecturers will perform some designs that has been conducted previously, and students will plan how to plan omics-analyses to answer the defined study questions.

Please note that participants can actively propose research questions to address specific research areas during the registration process.

Course coordinators
* Dr. Marjukka Kolehmainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
* Prof. Stine M. Ulven, University of Oslo, Norway

Other faculty
* Prof. Carsten Carlberg, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
* Prof. Chris Evelo, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
* Dr. Kati Hanhineva, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
* Prof. Alice H. Lichtenstein, Tufts University, Boston, USA
* Dr. Rikard Landberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Visit [Programme ] for detailed information.

General information
Date & duration
The course will be held on:
* Saturday September 3rd (start at 17.00 hrs),
* Sunday September 4th  (9.00 – 18.00hrs, group work),
* Monday September 5th September (9.00 – 14.00 hrs).
Registration/poster mounting for NuGO-week starts at 16.00hrs on September 7th.

Study load
The study load of this course is 0.8 ECTS credits and includes 10hrs of preparatory work prior to the course.

Location & accommodation
Lectures and group work will be at the Univ. of Copenhagen. Participants have to book their accommodation according the instructions given for the participants of NuGOweek 2016. Visit the booking site at:

Contact information
For organisational matters please contact
Mrs. Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol (
For information about the course contents please contact
Dr. Marjukka Kolehmainen (

Registration & course fee
The course is free of charge for PhD-students who register for NuGOweek and are paying the appropriate costs. The get together/dinner on Saturday, and lunches on Sunday and Monday are covered by the organisers.
For registration, please click [].
Registration instructions: mark in which state of your PhD study you are and note who your supervisor/promotor is.
You will receive a confirmation of your pre-registration but your participation will only be confirmed after your registration/payment for NuGOweek has been received.