Rikard Landberg

About him: Rikard Landberg has a background in food science and molecular nutrition from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Karolinska Institutet and did a postdoc visit at Harvard School of Public Health. He was recruited as professor of Food and Health to the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in 2016. His group studies the role of diet and dietary components in health and disease using observational and intervention studies as well as in various model systems. Studies on the role of whole grain foods in appetite regulation, weight management and cardiometabolic disease have been undertaken or is currently ongoing. Large scale metabolomics (MS- and NMR- techniques) has become a center point of the research for discovery and validation of exposure and prediction biomarkers as well as for molecular phenotyping to discover biomarkers to guide dietary intervention individualization strategies. RL is the principle investigator of several international and national research collaboration projects and has during the last 4 years received > 4 m euro from different funding bodies to support his research program. RL is a visiting scientist at Danish Cancer Society Research Center in Copenhagen and at the Nutritional Epidemiology Unit at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. RL has authored >80 papers, ~10 book chapters, delivered ~10 invited lectures and is the editor of one book. RL has an H-index of 22 according to Scopus.

About his talk - 13 November, Session 3: "Personalised nutrition vs global recommendations"

Research has shown that people respond differently to diet. This could partly explain inconsistency of results in whole grain interventions and it calls for personalized strategies. Personalized nutrition has focused on genetics and less on the phenotype. In this presentation, I will present the current evidence for efficacy of different personalized strategies vs global recommendations and some gaps we need to address.