Systems biology in food and nutrition research

Matej Orešič

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Nutritional systems biology includes studies across the interface between biological systems and nutritional as well as other environmental factors. As part of this, the time-dependent interactions between nutrients, host metabolism, and gut microbiota are still understood. Systems biology in the context of food and nutrition research thus requires bridging across multiple levels and concepts, for example, cellular-organismal, host-microbial, short-term versus long-term effects. Given this inherent complexity, it is clear that no single model can encompass human metabolism in the context of nutrition. One attractive view, which is presented here, is to consider a platform-based approach where multiple physiological levels relevant to diet are studied in the context of nutrition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoodomics
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Mass Spectrometry in Modern Food Science and Nutrition
EditorsAlejandro Cifuentes
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-118-53728-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-16945-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


  • bioinformatics
  • gut microbiota
  • lipid metabolism
  • lipidomics
  • metabolomics
  • systems biology


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