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Dr. Kaput has been developing strategies and methods to target nutrition for improving personal and public health. He and his colleagues use a holistic approach to research summarized as systems nutrition. 

His most recent past position was Senior Expert at the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences from 2011 to 2017 where he led a micronutrient program. From 2007 to 2011, Jim was Director of the Division of Personalized Nutritionand Medicine at the U.S. FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research (Jefferson, AR). During his 3.5 year tenure,he developed a community based participatory research program with the USDA and the BGACDC in Marvell, Arkansas. His team also developed a stem cell program.

His PhD his from Colorado State University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with 5 years as a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor at the Rockefeller University in the laboratory of GÜnter Blobel, the 1999 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine. Jim was a staff and Biochemistry faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine for 11 years, Director of the Northwestern University Biotechnology Laboratory, coordinated Science and Administrative Activities for the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Nutritional Genomics program at the University of California Davis, and Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois Chicago. He was a member of the Executive Committee of NuGO (Nutrigenomics Organization – for 8 years and for 5 years was a co-Editor of Genes&Nutrition. Jim and colleagues established Vydiant Inc (, a for-profit company in May 2017.

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The academic assignments are as follows
Date (UTC+8) Time (UTC+8) Local Time Hall Session Role Talk Title
2022-06-17 10:30-11:00 2022-06-17,10:30-11:00Hall 1

Plenary Session IV

Speaker Personalized Nutrition for Better Health: Targeting the Human Gut Microbiome
2022-06-18 12:30-12:45 2022-06-18,12:30-12:45Hall 2

Personalized Nutrition Management in CKD - Session 20

Speaker Smart Data for Biomedical and Nutrition Research and Applications