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Metabolomics—Understanding the Complex Relationship between Nutrition, Metabolism, and Health

Nutritional metabolomics is the study of the bioactive metabolites and nutrients that are associated with the effects of different diets. Metabolomics can help address a plethora of nutrition-related biological questions, ranging from the identification of disease associations and targets for designing personalized diets/nutritional interventions to bioprocessing studies developing and optimizing nutrition-related products. Metabolomics can also be used to understand the impact of nutrition on the gut microbiome and has demonstrable value in population-health metabolome-wide association studies (MWAS) and genome-wide association studies (GWAS).

During this webinar, hosted by Drs Simone De Faria Maraschin and Alessandro Busetti, we explore various case studies and novel findings across different research areas in the field of nutrition.

You will learn:

  • How metabolomics can help identify disease associations with diet.
  • How metabolomics can help identify targets for nutritional interventions.
  • How metabolomics can help understand the relationship between diet and the gut microbiome.
  • The value of metabolomics in animal health and nutrition.
  • How to assess phenotypic response in biological systems.  
  • How to extract value from multi-omics research.

Alessandro Busetti, Ph.D.

Dr Busetti is one of Metabolon’s most experienced Field Metabolomics Scientists and supports client projects across Europe and Asia. Alessandro obtained his bachelor's degree in biology and his master’s degree in molecular biology at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. He obtained his PhD in pharmaceutical microbiology at The Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB).

Dr Busetti spent 10 years conducting research in academia, both as a Research Fellow at QUB and as a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow. His research focused on the discovery of marine-derived bioactives for biomedical applications and understanding the role of microbiomes in regulating host health.

In 2016 he transitioned into the industry and joined 4D Pharma PLC where he worked as the Senior Team Leader of the “Discovery-Micro” Department. There, he defined and implemented screening strategies to identify candidate LBP strains for a number of disease areas ranging from autoimmune diseases, solid tumors, neurodegenerative diseases, and more.

Dr Busetti is a true scientific chameleon with a broad knowledge of many research areas of focus, but his main passion remains host-microbe interactions, microbiome studies, and “sociomicrobiology.” He is based in Verona, Italy, where he lives with his wife and daughter.


Simone De Faria Maraschin, Ph.D.

Dr De Faria Maraschin is leading the Sales Team supporting Metabolon’s clients in Europe, Middle East, and Latin America. She manages a highly skilled team that combines expertise in life sciences and business development.

Dr De Faria Maraschin obtained her master's degree in agricultural sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She went on to obtain her PhD in cell and molecular biology at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

She spent 12 years leading research groups in the AgriFood industry, working for large companies including Limagrain Group and Nestlé. Since obtaining her master's in business administration in 2016, in 2016 she excels in providing pre-clinical and clinical analysis solutions to academic and applied markets, including pharma, biotech, cosmetics, agriculture, and animal health. She is passionate about product innovation and client satisfaction.

Dr De Faria Maraschin is currently based in Tours, France, where she lives with her three children and her husband.

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