Practitioner Course

Nutrigenomics Masterclass

Discover what the most important gene variances to look out for are, what the genomic opportunities are and also, what genomics cannot do.

Online Course
7 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
10.5 Hours total


Michael Fenech
Heather Way
Valerio Vittone

About this course

There is no question that genetics is revolutionising healthcare. Perhaps most specifically, natural healthcare. Nutrigenomics is where our care meets modern technology and there's great value to be gained when you understand your patient’s unique genetic circumstances. 

In this Masterclass, we discover which are the most important gene variances to look out for, what opportunities the genomics reveals and also, what genomics cannot do. Then we dig deep on the nutrigenomics of many conditions with a focus on the neurological and cardiovascular disorders.

There is an enormous amount to learn in nutrigenomics and your presenters have chosen the most clinically-common and relevant genes for you to begin your journey into nutrigenomics. It is a topic where deep expertise is required by the presenters and each of your contributors have considerable experience in their fields and have lots of valuable tips to share.

This is one of the most rapidly advancing fields in healthcare. In the future, if you have experience in nutrigenomics you will be ahead of the crowd.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn what nutrigenomics can do, can’t do, and may do in the future
  • Learn how to use nutrigenomics in clinical care
  • Understand the mechanisms of genetic inheritance and epigenetic acquisition
  • Know which of your patients are sensitive to specific toxins
  •  including cell injury and inflammation
  • Learn what environmental sensitivities your patient’s may have and need to be aware of
  • Better understand the ageing process and what contributes and accelerates ageing
  • Learn how micronutrient deficiencies affect genomic stability
  • Identify treatment priorities for specific conditions and specific patients
  • Learn how epigenetic influencers affect gene expression and risk to dysfunction and disease
  • Learn how epigenetic signatures are able to measure the ageing process

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Valerio Vittone PhD

Dr Valerio Vittone is an Australian Biochemist/Molecular Biologist BSc (Hons) (UNSW) with a keen research interest in molecular medicine, epigenetics & nutrigenomics. Dr Vittone has a PhD in Medicine (Molecular Virology) from the University of Sydney. He has undertaken groundbreaking studies investigating Neurotropic Viruses that produced the first comprehensive “Molecular Map” of the structural components present in the tegument of the Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1). 

Valerio held key research roles in Australia where he made innovative discoveries employing a unique PCR cloning technique that he designed (i.e. viral GC rich sequences were previously almost impossible to amplify) to create a comprehensive library of clones that were used to study protein-protein interactions in eukaryotic cells using a yeast hybrid system approach. This information has been used for drug candidates to developing a cure for viruses of the Herpesviradae family. 

Dr Vittone also spent a substantial amount of his research analysing DNA sequences with bioinformatics tools. The technological advancements in this area combined with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and RNA MetaTranscriptome Technologies have changed and his path and now he focuses on Personalised DNA research for patients, and treating them with an epigenetics & nutrigenomics approach and personalised DNA based diets, supplements and lifestyle advice.

Professor Michael Fenech PhD

Professor Michael Fenech is recognised internationally for his research in nutritional genomics and genetic toxicology and for developing the cytokinesis-block micronucleus (CBMN) assay which is now a standard method used internationally to measure DNA damage in human and mammalian cells.

The lymphocyte CBMN assay has been endorsed by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the OECD for in vivo radiation biodosimetry and in vitro testing of chemical genotoxicity, respectively. From 1990 to 2018 he worked as a principal research scientist in Australia at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in the field of human nutrition.

In 1999-2009 his laboratory further developed the lymphocyte CBMN assay into a 'cytome' assay consisting of six complementary biomarkers of DNA damage and cytotoxicity and, in collaboration with other laboratories, he coordinated the establishment of a similar method for buccal epithelial cells. Both methods are published in Nature Protocols. His key goal is to determine the nutritional and environmental requirements for DNA damage prevention.

In 2003 Dr Fenech proposed a novel ageing and disease prevention strategy based on personalised diagnosis and prevention of DNA damage by appropriate diet/life-style intervention which has led to the Genome Health Clinic concept. His research is also focused on (i) the impact of nutrition and psychological stress on chromosomal and telomere integrity and (ii) personalised nutrition for dementia prevention and cancer growth control.

He cofounded the HUMN project on micronuclei in human populations in 1997 and the Asia Pacific Nutrigenomics Nutrigenetics Organisation in 2014. In 2018 he established the Genome Health Foundation to promote education, research and translation into practice of knowledge relating to environmental and life-style factors that cause or prevent DNA damage. Since 2010 he has been an invited speaker at 57 international conferences (10 plenary lectures). His H-index is 90 based on 36,861 total career citations according to Google Scholar. 

Dr Heather Way PhD

Dr Way holds a PhD in Molecular Pathology and is an expert in the field of Nutrigenomics for ASD. Nutrigenomics enables genetic predispositions to disease to be understood and managed via epigenetics and nutrition.

Dr Way is also a certified GAPs nutritionist, who specialises in helping people with gut issues, particularly people with ASD, ADHD, fussy eaters and multiple food intolerances. Heather is herself Asperger’s, and has two children on the spectrum. She has just been involved in a large nutrigenomic study on people on the autism spectrum.

Dr Way has a clinic in Brisbane, Australia, where she develops personalised nutrition programs tailored according to the results of DNA profiling for ASD clients all over the world.