Course How Mother can Influences Offspring


Course How Mother can Influences 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.

Organisator Dairy Campus & Wageningen Academy

di 22 oktober 2019

Setup Campus WUR
Prijs € 650,00

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

Presentations and documentation will be in English.

Target group

This 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.


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.

Course leader

The course leaders are Prof. B. (Bas) Kemp and Dr E.M. (Evert) van Schothorst, Wageningen University & Research.