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Nudge-it engages internationally leading experts in the neurobiology of motivational behaviour, the neuroscience of reward pathways, the neuroendocrinology of homeostatic regulation of appetite, experimental psychology, functional brain imaging, behavioural economics, and computational modelling. They will work together to develop new tools and approaches that can provide the evidence needed to in ...
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"The primary goal of PREVIEW is to identify the most efficient lifestyle pattern for the prevention of type-2 diabetes in a population of pre-diabetic overweight or obese individuals. The project comprises two distinct lines of evidence, both embracing European and overseas countries:1) A multicentre, clinical randomized intervention trial with a total of 2,500 pre-diabetic participants, including ...
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Novel anaerobes for a biobased economy (Novel Anaerobes)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2018,

Our current society depends on many natural resources, and the availability of these natural resources (minerals, fossil fuels) is becoming more and more limited. The challenge of a sustainable and biobased economy is to develop innovative technologies to recover and reuse minerals and energy-rich compounds from waste streams and non-food agricultural crops. Microorganisms can be exploited for bio ...
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Currently, the two prominent schemes for single-molecule fluorescence detection (SMFD), confocal microscopy and camera-based total-internal-reflection or wide-field microscopy, are ultimately limited in their ability to combine the detection of many molecules with obtaining data at sufficiently high time resolution, necessary for resolving fast dynamics with single-molecule fluorescence resonance ...
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... stems biology approach in patients and different clinically relevant experimental models.Specific objectives of INFECT are to:1. Unravel specific mechanisms underlying diseases signatures though a bottom-up systems approach applied to clinically relevant experimental settings2. Apply a top-down systems biology approach to NSTI patient samples to pin-point key host and pathogen factors involved in ...
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"The objective of INAPRO is to mobilise industry, member states and stakeholders to promote a new and innovative technical and technological approach right up to an Aquaponic system which allows a nearly emission free sustainable production and contributes remarkably to global food security for the 21st century. Considering that traditional Aquaponic systems, combining aquaculture and hydroponics, ...
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Microalgae are a promising feedstock for sustainable supply of commodities and specialties for food and non-food products. Despite this potential the implementation is still limited which is mainly due to unfavourable economics. Major bottlenecks are the lack of available biomass at acceptable costs and the absence of appropriate biorefinery technologies. The 4-year MIRACLES project aims to resolv ...
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BluePharmTrain

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

... academic and industrial partners that will excel in research and training through integration of complementary expertise in cell biology, microbiology, natural product chemistry, genomics & transcriptomics (omics) and socio-economics. We will adopt cutting-edge omics technologies to give a new boost to the more traditional disciplines: microbial isolation, cell culture and natural product chemist ...
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Sustainable PoLymers from Algae Sugars and Hydrocarbons (SPLASH)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

The 4-year SPLASH project will develop a new biobased industrial platform using microalgae as a renewable raw material for the sustainable production and recovery of hydrocarbons and (exo)polysaccharides from the species Botryococcus braunii and further conversion to renewable polymers. The project comprises 20 partners of which 40% SME and several large corporates plus universities and research i ...
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Optimised food products for elderly populations (OPTIFEL)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

Optilfel has as its ultimate goal to contribute to elders’ health by combating denutrition due to both physical capacities diminution and appetite loss. The concept of Optifel is to translate the knowledge on nutritional needs, food preferences and physical capacities into accurate specifications for food products and packaging. Food products (including packaging and food serving methods) will the ...
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FUture European League 4 Microalgal Energy (FUEL4ME)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

Microalgae are very attractive for the purpose of producing energy-rich molecules as they are photosynthetic organisms that can live in various aqueous environments, such as saline water. This gives them a low water footprint and moreover they do not have to compete with cultivated farmland. Although they are not superior to higher plants concerning photosynthetic efficiency, microalgae do have hi ...
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Saving energy and water in the Dairy industry, by introducing innovations in the processing plant. Namely RF heating, solar thermal energy, mono-disperse atomising, dryer modelling, inline monitoring, cleaning with enzymes and membrane technology. With these technologies energy and water loops are closed instead of lost in the plant. These technologies will be demonstrated in pilot facilities.The ...
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Current methodologies for detection of food contamination based on heavy analytical tools cannot guarantee a safe and stable food supply. The reasons are the complexity, the long time-to-result (2-3 days) and the cost of these tools, which limit the number of samples that can be practically analyzed at food processing and storage sites. The need for screening tools that will be still reliable but ...
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The INDOX proposal on industrial oxidoreductases aims to provide relevant industrial case stories to demonstrate the efficacy of optimized biocatalysts on targeted reactions, and to establish the processes scalability, sustainability and cost-efficiency versus chemical conversion processes. The chemical industry (specialties excluded) is not yet embracing enzymatic oxidation reactions to a signifi ...
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The Cellular Basis of Multicellular Pattern Formation (CELLPATTERN)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

"The formation of plant organs (leaves, roots, flowers) depends on the activity of stem cells (SC), located in stem cell niches (meristems) together with adjoining organizer cells (OC) that prevent SC differentiation. Despite their importance, SC and OC have been poorly described at molecular and cellular level and mechanisms for their coordinated specification are only partially understood. We st ...
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The emergence of eating disorders and obesity as major health concerns increased research in these fields. However, impressive advances in neurobiology, genetics and sociology of eating had minor clinical or sociological impact. In obesity, pharmacological interventions have failed and while life-style interventions seem moderately successful, they are embedded in specific social contexts. In the ...
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PhysioDom-HDIM

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

Description PhysioDom–HDIM proposes an ICT platform that offers on a large territory a new service – Home Dietary Intake Monitoring based on readings and monitoring of weight, lean/fat ratio and physical activity, complemented with an intervention structure and strategy – the Home Diet Coaching. PhysioDom-HDIM is an innovative ICT solution t ...
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... hods to comprehensively evaluate the diet-health relationship and critically assess their usefulness for the future of nutrition research and human well-being. Technologies include genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, laser scanning cytometry, NMR based lipoprotein profiling and advanced imaging by MRI/MRS.All methods will be applied in an integrated manner to quantify the effect o ...
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Securing the food chains from primary production to consumer ready food against major deliberate, accidental or natural CBRN contaminations stands in close context with the safety of food products. SPICED objectives are to characterize the heterogeneous matrices of spices and herbs and their respective intra- as well as interplant production and supply chains in context with relevant biological an ...
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"NU-AGE is a large multidisciplinary consortium (30 partners, from 16 EU countries) involving nutritionists, biogerontologists, immunologists and molecular biologists from the most prestigious institutions in Europe, 5 large food industries, 8 traditional food companies and 1 biotech SME, SPES GEIE and FooDrinkEurope, covering the SME Food Industrial Associations of 13 European countries and the ...
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From a polymer chemistry perspective, the way in which nature produces its plethora of different proteins is a miracle of precision: the synthesis of each single molecule is directed by the sequence information chemically coded in DNA. The present state of recombinant DNA technology should in principle allow us to make genes that code for entirely new, very sophisticated amino acid polymers, which ...
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"IDEAL will obtain insight into the role of early life conditions affecting late-life health, disease and aging, and the role of epigenetic regulation therein. IDEAL will identify the determinants and targets of this epigenetic regulation utilizing a resource of unique human cohorts and animal studies that allow testing of hypotheses on the link between development and aging.Key objectives of IDEA ...
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Full4Health is a multidisciplinary European collaboration of internationally renowned laboratories investigating the mechanisms of hunger, satiety and feeding behaviour, effects of dietary components and food structure on these processes, and their possible exploitation in addressing obesity, chronic disease and under-nutrition. The proposal integrates investigation of both human volunteers (dieta ...
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The aim of TeRiFiQ is to achieve significant binary (salt and fat or fat and sugar) reductions in the level of sodium, sugar and fat in selected cheese (hard, semi-hard, soft), meat (cooked and dry-fermented sausages), cakes (muffins) and ready-made food products (sauces) whilst maintaining and where possible enhancing nutritional and sensorial qualities of these products to ensure full consumer a ...
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Sustainable and integrated urban water system management (SANITAS)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2015,

SANITAS will create the next generation of integrated Urban Water System (UWS) management professionals by providing a unique Europe–wide training platform in the technical and complementary skills they will require. This is needed since in the near future climate change will bring dramatic regional variations in excessive surplus and deficiency in water supply and unpredictable variations in wate ...
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Evolution and Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance (EVOTAR)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

... oTAR is to increase the understanding of the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens. EvoTAR will characterise the human reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (“the resistome”) by investigating the dynamics and evolution of the interaction between resistant and non-resistant bacteria fromthe human microbiome and the interrelations of the human resistome with non-human r ...
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"Europe is facing major challenges in promoting health and reducing the disease burden of age- and diet-related NCDs by means of lifestyle, food and nutrition. Research collaboration, innovation, and capacity building are essential to efficiently benefit from the – mainly public – research resources. To realise this, EU-wide Research Infrastructures (RIs) are essential. The aim of EURO-DISH is to ...
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Infrastructure for Systems Biology - Europe (ISBE)

Start date: Aug 1, 2012, End date: Jul 31, 2015,

The Infrastructure for Systems Biology in Europe (ISBE) programme comprises an infrastructure that is designed to meet the needs of European systems biology, in terms of development, applications and training. In order to address this requirement, we are proposing a distributed, interconnected infrastructure which primarily comprises three types of centres: Data Integration Centres (DICs), and sys ...
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Commercial feasibility of microbial therapy (ACOM)

Start date: Jun 1, 2014, End date: May 31, 2015,

Our body is colonized by complex microbial communities (our microbiome) that are most abundant in the intestinal tract where they contribute significantly to our health and disease. It has been established that aberrations in our microbiome are of particular importance in obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, rapidly growing diseases with a drug market volume of over 5 B$ per year. We h ...
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There is a strong need for new thermostable hydrolases with appropriate performance and/or novel functionalities that could provide huge savings in time, money and energy for industrial processes. The HotZyme project aims to identify such enzymes from hot terrestial environments, using metagenomic screening methods. New bioinfomatic tools will be developed to facilitate function prediction of gene ...
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Fish farming is likely to be the greatest source of increased fish production, and its share in total food fish supply by 2030 is estimated almost equal to the food fish supply from capture fisheries. Intelligent monitoring and control system for fish farming generates labor and energy savings, limit disease and mortality, and increase yields by continuously monitoring and controlling water qualit ...
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The aim of the ALGADISK project is to develop a modular, scalable, and automatic biofilmreactor for Algae biomass production, with low operational and installation costs. Thereactor will be designed to capture CO2 from industrial emissions to produce high valueorganic products. In this system, algae will be grown both in an aqueous environment andon biocompatible surfaces, allowing for CO2 absorpt ...
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"Over the past 20 years there has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), both in EU and NZ. IBD refers primarily to two major disorders such as ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), chronic conditions characterized by inflammatory lesions involving gut mucosa. CD is also an emerging problem amongst children. Etiology of IBD is still unknown, however ...
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Dynamic Molecular Nanostructures (DYNAMOL)

Start date: Nov 1, 2010, End date: Oct 31, 2014,

The ITN DYNAMOL will establish a powerful new approach for the preparation of nanostructures based on dynamic covalent chemistry. This approach combines the advantages of covalent synthesis (robustness of bonds) with those of non-covalent synthesis (error correction, responsiveness) without any of the disadvantages. It therefore has the potential to provide unique solutions for several important c ...
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"Interventions to improve nutritional status are of critical importance to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Micronutrient deficiencies, mainly iron, zinc, vitamin A and iodine deficiencies affect billions of people worldwide, are responsible for more than one million child deaths per year and prevent a third of the world’s children from reaching their intellectual and physical potenti ...
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The exponential increase in microbial genome and metagenome sequencing throughput has widened the gap between sequence and functional understanding. A clear picture of metabolic processes across the spectrum of bacterial species is essential to enable the exploitation of microbial genomics for the purposes of environmental biotechnology. The Microme project endeavors to extend the scope of microbi ...
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The project objective is to establish a LAC-UE platform bringing together regional and continental organizations involved in research funding and implementation, as well as other relevant stakeholders from the public and private sector and the civil society, in an effort to generate relevant information for the design and implementation of specific plans and projects, included the needed R&D and s ...
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"The gut and the liver are the key organs in nutrient absorption and metabolism. The gut adapts to the composition of the diet by direct substrate effects in addition to neural and endocrine mechanisms. These adaptations include the intestinal mucosa and the gut microbiota. Depending on the diet, the profile of nutrients, metabolites, gut peptides and other mediators released from the gut can be m ...
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The objective is to further integrate/refine the EuroFIR Food Platform (EFP), to improve/support the ways research is undertaken into relationships between food, diets and health in Europe. Our focus is on extending application and exploitation of validated food data and tools for pan-European nutrition studies and networked usage, implementation of standards and best practice. This together forms ...
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... bHLH genes, two were further characterized and both show MP-dependent expression in the embryo at stages or in cells relevant to primary root initiation. These genes were named TARGET OF MONOPTEROS (TOM) 5 and 7. The identification of the TOM5 and 7 transcription factors as biologically relevant targets of the important root regulator MONOPTEROS provides a unique entry into uncovering the transcr ...
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