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World experts in nutritional epidemiology meet quotation at the 10th Annual Nutrition and Omics Symposium organized by the University and Harvard.

More than 100 researchers from different countries discuss in San Sebastian the latest advances in the field of omics sciences and their usefulness in cardiometabolic prevention based on changes in dietary patterns

13 | 06 | 2024

Tecnun, the School of Engineering of the University of Navarra in San Sebastian, has been the point of meeting of more than a hundred researchers from around the world who have participated in the 10th Annual Symposium on Nutrition and Omics, a forum of reference letter for the exchange of knowledge and discussion of the latest advances in the fields of nutrition and epidemiology.

Organized by the University of Navarra and the department of Nutrition of the Harvard School of Public Health, it brings together experts on one side of the Atlantic each year to discuss the latest advances in the field of omics and their usefulness in cardiometabolic prevention. Its goal is to explore the underlying mechanisms and tools for predicting chronic disease risk and the preventive role of changes in healthy dietary patterns.

Under the degree scroll "Advances, Applications and Translations in Nutrition and Epidemiology," the event has addressed the most crucial and current contributions in these disciplines, providing a unique platform for presentation of cutting-edge research and fostering interdisciplinary collaborations. "Since 2015, we have organized annual symposia on nutritional omics and cardiometabolic diseases in both Boston and Spain to share our findings with the academic community at large," explains Dr. Frank Hu, director of department Nutrition at Harvard University's TH Chan School of Public Health. "These efforts have helped us build a strong and cohesive research team to achieve highly successful transatlantic collaborations. Our work has significantly advanced precision nutrition science and international guidance in food and health."

Scientific breakthroughs benefiting millions of people worldwide

This edition has had as speakers 14 experts from relevant international institutions such as MIT, Chalmers University of Technology or the universities of Copenhagen, Cambridge or Parma. In addition, scientists from leading Spanish centers such as the University of Barcelona, the Rovira i Virgili, the research center Biomedica en network of the Carlos III Health Institute (CIBEROBN) or Tecnun, the School of Engineering of the University of Navarra.

"It has been fortunate for the University of Navarra to become a scientific bridge connecting both sides of the Atlantic during the last 10 years for fruitful collaborations in Epidemiology, Nutrition and new molecular scientific developments," confesses Dr. Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez, Full Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra. "Our final goal is the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, through a better understanding of the role of nutrition and the mechanisms involved in the protection offered by the Mediterranean per diem expenses . These scientific advances are benefiting millions of people worldwide, which is good news for public health."

This is the case of PREDIMED, the largest essay with per diem expenses Mediterranean. "Thanks to collaborations with Harvard, the Broad Institute of MIT and many other excellent colleagues in Spain and other countries, we have been able to incorporate metabolomics into this essay, which has substantially improved our knowledge of nutrition, metabolism and cardiometabolic diseases."