Call for input on Intestinal Microbiomics and Food models and Food processing

The Task Forces on the upcoming Joint Actions “Intestinal Microbiomics” and “Food models and Food processing” call for your input on current research activities and future priorities for both areas of research. Your input is very valuable to us and greatly appreciated!

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JPI HDHL at the EXPO in MILAN

JPI HDHL will organise a joint workshop in the pavilion of the European Commission at the EXPO 2015 in Milan (Italy) together with JPI FACCE. The workshop will take place on the 13th May 2015. The scope of the workshop will be to achieve a dialogue both on international and national level on the challenge we are facing of the impact of climate change on providing our future population with a sustainable food supply that has the nutritional requirements to ensure a healthy population. More information on the workshop will be published on our website in the upcoming months.

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Update Joint Action: Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health (BioNH)

Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health (BioNH) is the third Joint Action of the JPI HDHL. The main objective of BioNH is to support interdisciplinary research and innovative approaches for the validation of biomarkers and the investigation of intake/exposure and nutritional status of biomarkers within nutrition and health. 20 joint transnational research proposals were submitted by researchers from 13 JPI HDHL member states. Currently, 20 reviewers are performing a written evaluation of the proposals. Furthermore, a selection of 7 reviewers will be convened during a review panel meeting taking place on the 25th and the 26th of September in Paris, France.

For more information see the BioNH Factsheet Research Area 2: Diet and food production

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New members Stakeholder Advisory Board JPI HDHL

Two new organizations have joined the Stakeholder Advisory Board (SHAB) of the JPI HDHL. The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the European Technology Platform (ETP) "Plants for the Future".

EUPHA was founded in 1992 as an umbrella organization in Europe for public health associations and institutes, in Europe. It nowadays collects 71 members from 40 countries. ETP Plants is a stakeholder forum for the plant sector with members from industry, academia and the farming community. ETP Plans has set a European vision for 2025 regarding plant genomics and biotechnology and developed a Strategic Research Agenda to support fulfilling this vision.

With these two new members, the Stakeholder Advisory Board is back at full strength with 15 active stakeholder organisations advising the JPI HDHL on its activities.

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Update Joint Action: European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment Data Sharing Initiative (ENPADASI)

The European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment Data Sharing Initiative (ENPADASI) is the second Joint Action of the JPI HDHL. Within ENPADASI, researchers from JPI HDHL member states will carry out trans- and multidisciplinary activities aimed at the standardisation of data collection, storage and management of nutritional phenotype data through the development of a common methodology and a shared ICT infrastructure. Currently, a consortium of ca. 50 partners from 9 member states led by coordinator Jildau Bouwman is preparing the ENPADASI Programme Proposal, which will be submitted no later than the 1st of September. Three to five reviewers will perform a written evaluation of the Programme Proposal. Furthermore, the reviewers will be convened during a review panel meeting taking place on the 13th of October in Bonn, Germany.

For more information see the ENPADASI Factsheet Research Area 3: Diet-related chronic diseases

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