Online Course How Mother can Influence Offspring

How important are the epigenetic influences on the phenotype of our offspring? During this course the latest knowledge and insights of transgenerational (nutritional) effects for both humans and animals will be discussed. A diversity of inspiring examples seen in livestock and humans will be presented. To obtain a better understanding of these effects, we will look into the mechanisms involved and provide participants with a better understanding of nutritional and environmental maternal influences on the expression of the genome of offspring.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 2 days
Course Format Online
Credits Certificate

The next edition will be held early 2022.
You can already show your interest.

Why follow this course?

The aim of this course is for participants to refresh the theory and principles of epigenetics and in specific focus on new research insights and observed effects. After successfully attending this course participants gained basic knowledge and the latest scientific insights which allow them to apply these into their daily practise.

For whom is this online course?

This online course is designed for professionals working in a field where fundamental knowledge and insights are needed to achieve pioneering advances with a focus on long and a healthy life both for human and animal.

Course How Mother can Influence Offspring

Transgenerational (nutritional) effects in humans & animals

The topics are introduced by different experts. During the programme there is ample time to discuss issues of importance to your company/institution with the presenters, all who are experts in their particular science discipline. The following subjects will be discussed:

  • Epigenetics
  • Early life stress
  • Transgeneral effects
  • Mechanisms of epigenesis

Course leader

The course leaders are Prof. dr. ir. B. (Bas) Kemp and Dr. ir. E.M. (Evert) van Schothorst, Wageningen University, Animal Sciences.

Stay informed

The course How Mother can Influence Offspring will be scheduled again in 2022. By showing your interest we will keep you informed about the course. Questions? Contact the programme manager Geurt Heimensen.