Congress of the German Nutrition Society: The Head Eats Along – Interaction of Nutrition and Brain

From March 16-18, 2022, the German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e. V. (DGE) together with the Institute of Nutritional Science at the University of Potsdam will once again hold its 59th Scientific Congress in an online format. On the congress theme "The head eats along - interaction between nutrition and the brain", plenary lectures will address the interaction and mutual influence of nutrition and the brain from different angles. Numerous DZD researchers will be taking part.

Cutout congress poster. © DGE

Chaired by Prof. Dr. André Kleinridders, University of Potsdam and DZD scientist, and Prof. Dr. Tilman Grune from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE), the 2 ½-day congress program offers a platform for scientific exchange and networking.

Our diet plays an important role in brain development, aging and degeneration. Thus, the interactions between nutrition and our brain have an impact on various diseases, such as the occurrence of obesity and obesity-associated diseases e.g. metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus type 2 or cardiovascular diseases. The plenary lecture by Prof. Dr. Jens Brüning, Max Planck Society and DZD scientist, will focus on the central nervous control of metabolism, Prof. Dr. Soyoung Q Park (DIfE, DZD) will provide information on neuronal mechanisms of food selection and Prof. Dr. Kristina Norman, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin/(DIfE) on the significance of anorexia in old age.

Further information and program for the event (in German)