Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Agriculture Food Sciences Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

ANIM3061, ANIM7014

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Examination and Assignments

Course coordinator

Dr Nick Hudson

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

`Nutrigenomics' is the term used to describe the interface between the nutritional environment and genomic processes. The course provides a molecular understanding of how nutrients and bioactives affect productivity and health by altering patterns of gene expression. It also explores how genetic predisposition may influence the way an individual processes nutrients, opening up the possibility for personalised nutrition. A range of species will be used to illustrate the principles. Methods and data from a number of post-genomic technologies, including microarray gene expression platforms, SNP genotyping and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics will be explored.