Saturday  Р September 16, 2017


9:00AM Р5:00PM Arrival/Registration  (Room: Artistry, 2nd floor)



¬† ISNN Training Course ¬†– ¬†“Nutrigenetics in Practice” ¬†

  Organized by Martin Kohlmeier and Olivia Dong (University of North Carolina)  

                                                                  Room: Artistry (2nd floor)


PLEASE NOTE:  This course is free for attendees who have registered for all three days of  ISNN2017 (1-day registration does not qualify).  However, space is limited and will only be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please email the Conference Secretary ( to reserve your space.  TRAINING COURSE IS FULL!!!


11:00AM – 12:30PM Genetic information for added value in practice

Primer of genomics terms and principles

How to read genomic information

Case study – lactase persistence

Ethical and legal frameworks

12:30PM – 1:30PM Break
 1:30PM Р2:15PM Nutrients, polymorphisms, and cancer

Cardiovascular health and salt sensitivity

Nutrigenetics for optimizing physical performance

 2:15PM Р3:30PM Criteria for gene variant selection

Inventory of high-utility gene variants

Genotype-based nutrition counseling

Computer support for nutrigenetics in practice




¬† Special Symposium ¬†– ¬†“Health Benefits of Prebiotics” ¬†


Sponsored by


This symposium is open to all registered attendees

                                                                     Room: Artistry (2nd floor)


 4:00PM  Р 4:15PM Opening Remarks


 4:15PM  Р 5:10PM David Heber (UCLA)

‚ÄúPrebiotics and Metabolism‚ÄĚ


 5:10PM  Р 5:30PM Jennifer Gu (AIDP, Inc.)

‚ÄúXylooligosaccharides, a Prebiotic Fiber, Modulates Microbiota ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†and Improves Intestinal Function in Subjects with IBS‚ÄĚ



5:30PM Р7:00PM       Opening Reception    (Location: Centennial Terrace, 3rd floor)                                                                                     Sponsored by the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute





Sunday  Р September 17, 2017


  Session 1:  Multi-omics Approaches to Nutrigenetics  

                                               Room: Centennial Hall РSalon C-D (1st floor)


¬†8:00AM ¬†–¬† 8:50AM Keynote Speaker: ¬†David Heber (UCLA)

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ÄúNutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics: The Next Frontier‚ÄĚ


¬†8:50AM ¬†–¬† 9:15AM A. Jake Lusis¬†(UCLA)

‚ÄúPervasive Gene-By-Diet Interactions: A Systems-Based Approach in Mice‚ÄĚ


 9:15AM  Р 9:40AM David James (University of Sydney)

‚ÄúSystems Analysis of Insulin Resistance‚ÄĚ


 9:40AM Р10:10AM Coffee Break


10:10AM – 10:35AM Jimmy Bell (University of Westminster)

‚ÄúTo Genotype or Not to Genotype: That is the Question‚ÄĚ


10:35AM – 11:00AM Alfredo Martinez (Universidad de Navarra)

“Omics Applications for Obesity Management”


11:00AM Р11:25AM Xu Lin (SIBS, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

‚ÄúMulti-omics Studies for Nutritional Needs and Metabolic Diseases in Chinese‚ÄĚ


11:25AM – 11:50AM Hooman Allayee (USC)

“Integrating Genetics with Metabolomics Identifies a Novel Pathway for Cardiovascular Disease with Dietary Implications”


11:50AM – 1:30PM Lunch and Poster Session



  Session 2:  Longevity, Metabolism, and Cancer  

                                               Room: Centennial Hall РSalon C-D (1st floor)


 1:30PM Р1:55PM Pinchas Cohen (USC)

“Nutrigenomics Meets the Mitochondria”


 1:55PM Р2:20PM Brian Bennett (Western Human Nutrition Research Center and UC Davis)

“Nutrigenetic Interactions and Molecular Mediators of Diet-Induced Metabolic Dysfunction”


 2:20PM Р2:45PM William Evans (Duke University)

‚ÄúNew Methods for Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle: Sarcopenia Reconsidered‚ÄĚ


 2:45PM Р3:15PM Coffee Break


 3:15PM Р3:40PM Mariana Stern (USC)

“Red Meat and Cancer Risk: Understanding this Association through Nutrigenetic Studies”


 3:40PM Р4:05PM Charles Brenner (University of Iowa)

‚ÄúNicotinamide Riboside: From Discovery to Human Translation”


 4:05PM Р4:30PM Joseph Pisegna (VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System)

‚ÄúHigh Protein Diets to Treat Chronic Diseases‚ÄĚ




Monday  Р September 18, 2017


  Session 3:  Diet and the Microbiome  

                                                  Room: Centennial Hall РSalon C-D (1st floor)


 8.30AM Р 9:20AM Keynote Speaker: Rob Knight (UCSD)

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†“Shaping our Dynamic Microbiomes for Lifelong Health‚ÄĚ”

 9:20AM  Р 9:45AM Stanley Hazen (Cleveland Clinic)

“Red Meat, Gut Microbiota, and Cardiovascular Disease “

 9:45AM  Р 10:10AM Jonathan Braun (UCLA)

“Bioactive Microbiome Metabolites in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases”

10:10AM – 10:40AM Coffee Break
10:40AM Р11:05AM Sean Adams (USDA and Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center)

‚ÄúXenometabolomics: Observations and Applications‚ÄĚ


11:05AM – 11:30AM Elaine Hsiao (UCLA)

‚ÄúInteractions between the Gut Microbiome and Nervous System in Health and Disease‚ÄĚ

11:30AM – 11:55AM Zhaoping Li (UCLA Center for Human Nutrition)

“Defining the Impact of Dietary Influences on the Microbiome: Challenges and Opportunities”


11:55AM ¬†–¬† 1:30PM Lunch and Poster Session



  Session 4:  Industry/Academic Partnerships for Moving the Field Forward  

                                               Room: Centennial Hall РSalon C-D (1st floor)


 1:30PM Р1:50PM Christopher Lynch (National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases)

“The NIH Nutrition Research Task Force and Strategic Planning of Nutrition Research at NIH”


 1:50PM Р2:10PM John Courtney (American Society of Nutrition)

“Enhancing Trust in the Nutrition Science Enterprise”


 2:10PM Р2:30PM Orian Shirihai (UCLA)

“Impact of Nutrients on Mitochondrial Quality Control”


 2:30PM Р2:50PM Coffee Break


 2:50PM Р3:10PM Ari Mayer Mackler (The Wonderful Company)

‚ÄúInterpreting Industry-Funded Nutrition Research: Pitfalls vs. Potential‚ÄĚ


 3:10PM Р3:30PM Ahmed El-Sohemy (University of Toronto)

“Consumer Genetic Testing: What do the Skeptics Say?”


 3:30PM Р3:50PM Ray Jiao (Tarcine BioMed, Inc.)

“Early Warning System for Cancer Screening and Targeted Nutrition Intervention”


 3:50PM Р4:30PM Round Table Discussion




Tuesday  Р September 19, 2017


 6:30AM Р8:00AM        Breakfast  (Location: Plateia Restaurant, 1st floor)



  Session 5:  Accepted Oral Presentations and Young Investigator Talks  

                                               Room: Centennial Hall РSalon C-D (1st floor)


 8:00AM Р8:15AM William Barrington (UCLA)

“Metabolic Responses to Dietary Patterns Differ with Genetic Backgrounds in Mice”


 8:15AM Р8:30AM Jie Li (Harbin Medical University)

“Prenatal Exposure to Famine and Type 2 Diabetes in Adulthood Across Generations”


 8:30AM Р8:45AM Tatiane Fujii (University of São Paulo)

“Fat Mass and Obesity Associated (FTO) Polymorphisms Interact with Plasma Polyunsaturated Omega 3 Fatty Acid to Influence Inflammation”


 8:45AM Р9:00AM Jieping Yang (UCLA Center for Human Nutrition)

Effects of Prebiotic Fiber Xylo-oligosaccharides in Adenine Induced Nephropathy in Mice”


 9:00AM Р9:15AM Vimal Karani (University of Reading)

“Evidence for a Genetic Association Between High Milk Consumption and Cardio-Metabolic Traits”


 9:15AM Р9:30AM Coffee Break



  Session 6:  Translational/Educational Aspects and the Future of Medicine  

                                               Room: Centennial Hall РSalon C-D (1st floor)


 9:30AM Р9:55AM Ronald Krauss (Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute)

“Prospects for Clinical Translation of Nutrigenomics in Cardiometabolic Disease: Lessons from Statin Pharmacogenomics‚ÄĚ


 9:55AM Р10:20AM Michael Goran (USC)

‚ÄúSugars, Genes and the Obesogenic Environment: ¬†The Perfect Storm for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Hispanics‚ÄĚ


10:20AM Р10:45AM Karin Michels (UCLA)

“Epigenetics and Microbiome as Mediators of Diet and Development”


10:45AM – 11:10AM Martin Kohlmeier (University of North Carolina)

‚ÄúEstablishing ISNN Guidelines for Genotype-Specific Nutrition Targets‚ÄĚ


11:10AM – 11:30AM Coffee Break


11:30AM – 11:55AM Kurt Hong (USC)

‚ÄúNutrition, Diet, and Biology of Aging‚ÄĚ


11:55AM Р12:20PM Raffaele De Caterina (G. d’Annunzio University)

The ISNN Textbook Initiative:  Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics


12:20PM – 12:45PM Vijaya Surampudi (UCLA)

‚ÄúPersonalized Nutrition: Creating a Lifetime of Wellness‚ÄĚ


12:45PM – 1:00PM Concluding Remarks and Adjourn