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The eNutrition Academy launches a new online course with the IAEA 

As one of the founders of the eNutrition Academy (eNA), the Nutrition Society is delighted to announce the launch of a new eNA e-learning course ‘An Introduction to Stable Isotope Techniques in Nutrition Assessment’, created by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in partnership with the eNA. The IAEA runs a series of popular e-learning courses that cover different stable isotope techniques and worked with the eNA over the course of a year to develop a shortened version of the IAEA resources to share with the eNA’s audience.


CDC Lab Training

CDC offer a number of online training courses for various laboratory skills that may be of interest to the OpeN-Global community, from using a chemical fume hoodmicrobiological assay skills and fundamentals of working in a biohazard safety cabinetSee this page for the full list.

Video training on total folate assessment using the microbiological assay


Microbiologic assay for total folate, for use with serum or whole blood.

Microbiologic assay training: Through a collaboration between the Folate Task Team of Nutrition International and the CDC Foundation, CDC is supporting training and facilitating capacity development to conduct folate microbiologic measurements in multiple international laboratories. The folate microbiologic assay will allow countries to assess population folate status. This will have a long-term global health impact by providing countries with the knowledge to identify folate insufficiency, determine appropriate interventions and reduce the risk of neural tube defects. As part of the collaboration, lab technicians participate in training with CDC and various materials have been developed to assist with training needs. This featured video was created to aid in folate microbiologic assay training.

The Folate Task Team at Nutrition International, is a global nutrition initiative for the control of folate insufficiency and folic acid responsive neural tube defects. Through Nutrition Technical Assistance Mechanism (NTEAM)’s Folate Task Team project, Nutrition International is helping to lay the groundwork for implementing a global strategy for the control of folate insufficiency and prevention of related neural tube defects (NTDs). Click on this link to access past Webinar training recordings from the Folate Task Team.

Training placements

The combined lipidomics training and sample analysis course run by cMaLL at the University of Cambridge, UK, is a bespoke 3-8 day training course where, as well as learning methods, you analyse your own samples accompanied by experts in lipidmics, metabolomics and analytical chemistry.

This programme is designed for people who need lipidomics and/or metabolomics analysis of their samples, but if training alone is required, this can also be arranged.

This program is designed to be fully tailored to the trainees’ analytical requirements and can be flexible to include everything from sample preparation to analytical methods through to bioinformatics, as preferred.

Contact us for more details.

In addition to graduate education, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand (INMU) provides formal and non-formal training on relevant food and nutrition issues for professionals working in Thailand and other countries. These sessions take the form of short-course training programs as well as attachment programs. Oftentimes, these training programs are specifically requested by governments, non-governmental organizations as well as international development agencies. They vary in duration from, for example, one week to four months, depending upon the topic being studied and the time limitation involved in completing a training program to meet the requirements of funding organisations.

INMU Training service


Write to the Folate Task Team at Nutrition International

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Common methods

Common methods

Practical guidance and methods that are common to the analysis of more than one nutrient.