Netherlands Nutrigenomics Centre:
Towards Evidence-based Nutrition

The effects of nutrition on health and disease cannot be fathomed without a profound understanding of how nutrients act at a molecular and genetic level. The mission of the Netherlands Nutrigenomics Centre (NNC) is to elucidate the influence of food components, such as dietary fatty acids, on metabolic health and plasticity. The NNC is built around the chair Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics of the Wageningen University and linked to the TI Food and Nutrition. Research by the NNC focuses on the organ-specific identification of dietary signals and nutrient sensor systems in mouse model systems and human studies. NNC is involved
in various projects around the intestines, liver or white adipose tissue, as well as in a range of interactions with other national and international research groups.