The first nutrigenomics conference in the Asia-Pacific region was held in December 2005 in Singapore sponsored by ILSI South East Asia and CSIRO (Forum Nutr. 2007; 60:224-41). This was followed by a series of other Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics conferences: the second in 2006 in New Zealand (Auckland), the third in 2008 in Australia (Melbourne), the fourth in 2009 in China (Hangzhou, Nutrigenomics Forum), the fifth in 2010 in New Zealand (Auckland), the sixth in 2011 in China (Beijing, 5th ISNN Congress), the seventh in 2012 in Korea (Daegu) and the eighth in 2014 in Australia (Gold Coast) in connection with the 8th International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Congress and the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine’s 4th Nutrition in Medicine Conference.
The growing interest in nutrigenomics in the Asia-Pacific region has stimulated the possibility to establish an organisation that facilitates communication and collaboration amongst researchers and clinicians working in this field in our region and also provides a more solid basis for organising future Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics conferences. The eighth nutrigenomics conference in the Asia-Pacific region held in 2014 in Australia (Gold Coast) provided the appropriate opportunity to launch and establish the foundation of APNNO.
The Foundation President of APNNO is Professor Michael Fenech (Australia)
The President-elect of APNNO, starting in 2017, is Professor Young-Joon Surh (South Korea)