ILSI 2022 Annual Meeting Session 5: The coming revolution of the Omics sciences

ILSI 2022 Annual Meeting Session 5: The coming revolution of the Omics sciences: Metabolomics and Foodomics for increased understanding of food nutrients, quality, traceability and health impacts

Wednesday, June 29 | 10:30 - 12:30

Session co-organized with the Periodic Table of Food Initiative (PTFI).

Co-ChairsProf. J. Bruce German, University of California, Davis, USA and Dr. Nora Khaldi, Nuritas Founder and CEO, Ireland

  • Metabolomics to analyze food components and current database development – Dr. David Wishart, University of Alberta, Canada
  • What are we eating? Metabolomics can give us an insight – Dr. Lorraine Brennan, Professor, School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Foodomics: The significance for future food – Dr. Alejandro Cifuentes, Full Research Professor at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), National Research Council of Spain (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Bruce German

Prof. J. Bruce German, University of California, Davis, USA

Prof. J. Bruce GermanBruce German received his PhD from Cornell University, joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis in 1988 and is currently Director of the Foods for Health Institute and professor at the University of California, Davis. The goal of his research is to build the knowledge necessary to improve human health through diet. Research interests include the structure and function of dietary lipids, the evolution of lactation and the role of milk components in food and health and the application of metabolic assessment to personalizing diet and health. Research projects are studying how individual human metabolism responds to the chemical composition and structural organization of foods. Each person has slightly different responses to diet based on their genetics, their metabolism and their nutrition status. It is thus necessary to understand the molecular basis of these differences, how to recognize them and design food strategies to complement them. The model being used of how to proceed is lactation, the product of millennia of constant Darwinian selective pressure to produce a food to nourish, sustain and promote healthy infants to be healthier ( Bruce and colleagues have published more than 450 papers with an H-index of 105 and patented various technologies and applications of bioactive agents and cofounded the startups Evolve Biosystems, BCD Bioscience, Digestiva Inc., and Matrubials Inc. The research articles from the lab are available at

Nora Khaldi
David Wishart
Lorraine Brennan
Alejandro Cifuentes

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