25.10. Seminar: ApoE gene and nutrition in health promotion, Kuopio

Final seminar of the Finnish Academy project ApoE4mot

Time: 25.10.2019 at 8:30–15:00

Place: University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Kuopio campus, Canthia building, auditorium CA100, address: Yliopistonranta 1 C

The seminar is open and free of charge - all interested welcome! Please register by 18.10. because of coffee serving  > Registration form



8:30                    Registration

9:00 – 9:10         Opening words

                             Jussi Pihlajamäki, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, UEF

Session 1

Chair:  Kirsi Vähäkangas, Professor emeritus, UEF

9:10 – 9:55       Keynote:  Focus on ApoE genotypes - do we need personalized nutrition?

                            Matti Uusitupa, Professor emeritus, UEF


9:55 – 10:40     Does knowing one’s APOE genotype provide motivation for lifestyle change?

                            Raija Tahvonen, Professor emeritus, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)


10:40 – 11:00  The APOE and BDNF polymorphisms and lifestyle of Southern Ostrobothnians

                             Terhi Iso-Touru, PhD, Luke


11:00 – 11:20  FADS1 genotype and response to dietary linoleic acid

                             Maria Lankinen, Doc., UEF


11:20 –12:30    Lunch (at own expence)


Session 2

Chair: Anu Hopia, Professor, University of Turku

12:30 – 12:50  Effect of repeated health messages on behavior and lipid biomarkers in APOE genotype intervention

                             Heidi Leskinen, PhD, Luke


12:50 – 13:10  APOE genotype disclosure promotes long-term health awareness

                            Maaria Tringham, PhD, University of Turku


13:10 – 13:30 Ethical issues in disclosing genetic risk information

                             Suchetana De, PhD student, UEF


13:30 – 13:45  Afternoon coffee


Session 3

Chair: Raija Tahvonen, Luke

13:45 – 14:05  Taste preferences and food choices

                             Anu Hopia, Professor and Mari Sandell, Professor, University of Turku


14:05 – 14:50  Keynote: Diet and microbiome

                             Anu Ruusunen, Doc., UEF and Deakin University, Australia


14:50 – 15:00  Closing up words

                             Kirsi Vähäkangas, UEF