The Scientific Advisory Board of JPI HDHL has a new chair and welcomes six new SAB members Prof. Hannelore Daniels held her valedictory at the third international conference of JPI HDHL. Prof. Hannelore Daniels has been the chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of JPI HDHL since its start.

Due to organizational activities the call secretariat of the Joint Action Intestinal Microbiomics is not reachable on Tuesday the 1st of September. Therefore the deadline to submit full proposals of the Joint Action Intestinal Microbiomics will be postponed with one day. The new deadline to submit full proposals is Wednesday the 2nd of September 16.00 CET.

The 12th FENS European Nutrition Conference 2015 will be organized around 5 major topics presented in parallel scientific sessions.These will be conducted by various organizers, reaching from the scientific committee of the FENS Conference and the National Nutrition Societies to a range of other nutrition related organizations and expert groups.

The European Commission, DG Research and Innovation in close cooperation with the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) organizes the conference "Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Bioeconomy - A Challenge for Europe” on 8 October 2015 in Brussels, European Commission, Charlemagne Building. 

The conference will take place from 28 to 29 October 2015 in the Hôtel Légère, Luxembourg-Munsbach. The main objective of the Symposium is to bring together worldwide experts from academia, industry, doctors, policy makers and patient organisations in the field of Big data in Health Care to exchange about state-of-the-art research and technologies.

FRIENZ (Facilitating Research and Innovation co-operation between Europe and New Zealand) is a joint initiative between the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the European Commission (EC) through its seventh research Framework Programme (FP7). The FRIENZ project provides funding to assist selected European Union delegates to participate in a Study Group tour through New Zealand for approximately 5 days beginning 19 October 2015.

Almost 200 participants joint the third international conference of the JPI HDHL on the 19th of June in Brussels. The objective of this conference was to achieve a dialogue between the participants – which are a representation of the great variety of stakeholder in the area of JPI HDHL – to support alignment and collaboration between research programmes and policies. A report on the international conference is now available online

The New Zealand National Science Challenge "High-Value Nutrition" has released its first call for research projects. Involvement of research organisations outside New Zealand is –under certain restrictions – allowed.

The Challenge will invest up to $7m in innovative research projects in the following areas:

During the 3rd JPI HDHL International Conference in Brussel on 19th of June the JPI had the pleasure to announce the decision of New Zealand to move from the status of observer to that of full member. New Zealand is now the 19th full member of JPI HDHL.

During the last decades, a big success has been achieved in the area of public health. However, in order to better make use of its full potential, further political support, a further development of research infrastructures and more international engagement is needed.