Research Program. Precision Nutrition and Obesity

Nutritional Genomics and Epigenomics Group

Group leader: Prof. José María Ordovás Muñoz

Objectives: our group aims to provide genomic tools and knowledge to manage obesity and
related co-morbidites at the individual level through:

  • The identification of genetic variants predisposing to obesity.
  • The definition of how these variants interact with the diet to modulate such predisposition.
  • The understanding of the dietary modulation of the how diet is able to modulate the obesogenic epigenome.

José María Ordovás Muñoz

Director of the Precision Nutrition and Obesity Program and Group leader of the Nutritional Genomics and Epigenomics Group

José M. Ordovás, PhD, is Professor of Nutrition and Genetics and a Senior Scientist at the USDA-HNRCA at Tufts in Boston, and Director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. Dr. Ordovás graduated from the University of Zaragoza and did postdoctoral work at the MIT, Harvard and Tufts. He has published over 700 scientific articles in peer review journals (h-index 92) and written numerous reviews and books. In this regard, he is considered one of the most distinguished world experts in gene-diet interactions related to cardiovascular traits. Throughout his career, Dr. Ordovás has received multiple honors for his scientific achievements. He has been awarded an honorary degree in Medicine from the University of Córdoba in Spain and he is Member of the Royal Academies of Sciences, Medicine, Nutrition and Pharmacy. 

Phone: +34 91 727 81 00



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