Dr. Iwona Rudkowska is an Assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Laval University, and a researcher at the Endocrinology and Nephrology Unit of CHU de Québec Research Center. She completed her university studies in nutrition at McGill University before pursuing postdoctoral training in nutritional genomics at Laval University. Her unique training as a dietitian and researcher, has led her to become a respected young scientist in nutrigenomics, fatty acids, and metabolic health.

Using genomics for the development of personalized nutrition interventions for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is an important public health issue. Several nutritional approaches have already been put in place for the prevention and management of diabetes; nevertheless, a large interindividual variability was observed in response to these interventions. It is therefore essential to understand the genetic architecture of the disease in order to be able to predict the response of an individual to a nutritional therapy. Using the profiles generated by experimental methods such as genetics, transcriptomics and metabolomics, the primary goal of her research is to identify molecular markers of an individual at risk of developing diabetes. This knowledge will allow the development of nutritional interventions adapted to each individual, and thus more effective in the prevention and the management of diabetes.

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Vallee Marcotte B, Guenard F, Lemieux S, Couture P, Rudkowska I, Calder PC, Minihane AM, Vohl MC

Fine mapping of genome-wide association study signals to identify genetic markers of the plasma triglyceride response to an omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.

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Am J Clin Nutr, 2019, ISSN: 0002-9165.

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Taschereau-Charron A, Bilodeau JF, Larose J, Greffard K, Berthiaume L, Audibert F, Fraser WD, Julien P, Rudkowska I

F2-isoprostanes and fatty acids profile in early pregnancy complicated by pre-existing diabetes.

Journal Article

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, 135 , pp. 115-120, 2018, ISSN: 0952-3278.

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de Toro-Martin J, Guenard F, Rudkowska I, Lemieux S, Couture P, Vohl MC

A common variant in ARHGEF10 alters delta-6 desaturase activity and influence susceptibility to hypertriglyceridemia.

Journal Article

J Clin Lipidol, 12 (2), pp. 311-320.e3, 2018, ISSN: 1933-2874.

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Mutch DM, Zulyniak MA, Rudkowska I, Tejero ME

Lifestyle Genomics: Addressing the Multifactorial Nature of Personalized Health.

Journal Article

Lifestyle Genom, 11 (1), pp. 1-8, 2018.

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Da Silva MS, Bilodeau JF, Julien P, Rudkowska I

Dietary fats and F2-isoprostanes: A review of the clinical evidence.

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Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, 57 (18), pp. 3929-3941, 2017, ISSN: 1040-8398.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche en endocrinologie, métabolisme et inflammation, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-06-01 to 2023-04-30
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Dairy bioactive nutrients synergistic effects against inflammation: nutrigenomics and metabolomics approaches., Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions à la découverte SD (individuelles et d'équipe), from 2016-04-01 to 2022-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Nutrigenomic approach to investigate the benefits of dairy product consumption on glucose homeostasis, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Volet Projet: Concours pilotes, from 2016-07-01 to 2017-06-30
  • Nutrigenomics and lipidomics in diabetes: A personalized nutritional approach, Partenariat, Fondation Canadienne pour l'innovation (La), Fonds des leaders John-R.-Evans (FLJR), from 2015-12-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Utilisation de profils génomiques pour le développement d'interventions nutritionnelles personnalisées pour le diabète et les facteurs de risques associés, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Établissement de jeunes chercheurs - Juniors 1, from 2014-07-01 to 2017-06-30
  • Utilisation de profils génomiques pour le développement d'interventions nutritionnelles personnalisées pour le diabète et les facteurs de risques associés., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheur-boursier Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2014-07-01 to 2018-12-31
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