Nestlé Institute for Health Sciences vision
"To create a world-leading scientific base for health science nutrition"
We create and deliver world class excellence in biomedical research to better understand chronic human diseases and ageing as influenced by metabolism, genetics and environment.
A molecular understanding of health and disease processes will allow us to devise personalised nutritional strategies as a means to help people to stay healthy rather than to manage disease.
We follow a multidisciplinary, integrated systems approach to investigate genetic predisposition and metabolic progression of human diseases. This knowledge is then translated into nutritional strategies and medical applications to improve and maintain overall health. We will perform and leverage fundamental biomedical research to find new routes to nutrition-based disease prevention and, possibly also medical disease treatment.
Integrating screening platforms and biochemistry with our genomics-based systems approach adds a pharmaceutical dimension to our work, and highlights the potential for this research to be translated into effective clinical applications. This translational approach is expected to result in nutritional strategies to help slow and even prevent the onset of chronic diseases in ways that may be as effective as, and more affordable than, drugs.