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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Featured content: Publishing with our journal

If you are submitting work to Genes and Nutrition, in addition to reviewing the Submission Guidelines for the relevant article type, we ask that you also read our 2017 Editorial ("Propelling the paradigm shift from reductionism to systems nutrition") on the journal's publication guidelines (and if you are submitting a manuscript related to an epidemiological study, please be sure to review our 2019 Editorial on STROBE-nut, discussing our recommendations and policies).


Thematic series
Alternative models in nutrigenomics
Edited by Uwe Wenzel and Fabio Virgili

Thematic series  
Biomarkers in food and nutrition research
Edited by Lars Ove Dragsted and Giuditta Perozzi

Thematic series
Genes and Nutrition at the crossroad of obesity and metabolic disease
Edited by Alessandro Bartolomucci and Fabio Virgili

Thematic series
Edited by Kendal D. Hirschi
Thematic series  
Systems Nutrition and Health
Edited by Jim Kaput, Martin Kussmann, and Marijana Radonjic

Thematic series

Aims and scope

This journal examines the relationship between genetics and nutrition, with the ultimate goal of improving human health. It publishes original research articles and review articles on preclinical research data coming largely from animal, cell culture and other experimental models as well as critical evaluations of human experimental data to help deliver products with medically proven use.

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Genes & Nutrition is now an Open Acess journal publishing with BioMed Central.  

Article collections

Thematic series
Alternative models in nutrigenomics
Edited by Prof Dr Uwe Wenzel and Dr Fabio Virgili

Thematic series
Biomarkers in Food and Nutrition Research
Edited by Prof Lars Ove Dragsted and Dr Giuditta Perozzi

Thematic series
Genes and Nutrition at the crossroads of obesity and metabolic disease
Edited by Prof Alessandro Bartolomucci and Dr Fabio Virgili

Thematic series
Edited by Prof Kendal D Hirschi

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Featured conference: NuGOweek

The 16th edition of NuGOweek, the annual scientific meeting of our affiliate, will be held from the 9th through the 12th of September, in Agroscope, Bern, Switzerland. This year's theme will be "From foodomics to nutrigenomics – Translating food composition data into healthy diets". For more information, please visit the website 

Editors' profiles

Giuditta Perozzi is a Senior Scientist at the Food and Nutrition Research Centre in Rome, Italy. She received the Italian University Degree (Laurea) in Biology at the University of Rome, and her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Rochester, NY (USA). Her research interests in the molecular nutrition field have focused on nutrient-dependent gene regulation in intestinal epithelial cells, using in vivo (rodents) and in vitro cell models to investigate micronutrient-gene interactions and zinc transporter expression.

Fabio Virgili is Senior Scientist at the Food and Nutrition Research Centre of the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics in Roma, Italy. He graduated in Biology at the University of Rome and completed his Ph.D. on “Cellular and tissue pathology” at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He has been appointed as Professor of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Sciences at the University Roma-Tre, in Rome and he participates to the board of teachers of different Master and Ph.D. courses. His research is focused on the transcriptional control of gene expression and cellular response to different stimuli in the early stages of degenerative pathologies by molecules of nutritional interest.

Jim Kaput is the Head of the Clinical Translation Unit in the newly created Nestle Institute of Health Sciences. He is Professeur Visite’ in the Service d’endorcrinologie, diabetologie et metabolosime du CHUV. University of Lausanne, Visiting Professor at the Adinovo Center for Genetic & Genomic Medicine Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China), and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Genetics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (USA). His immediate past position (11.2007 to 7.2011) was as Director of the Division of Personalized Nutrition and Medicine at the U.S. FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research (Jefferson, AR). He received his PhD from Colorado State University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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