On March 28th, 2014, Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (HDHL) officially launched the DEDIPAC Knowledge Hub during its second conference in Brussels. Hans Brug, the coordinator of DEDIPAC KH, introduced the concept behind the European network. The DEDIPAC kick off meetingwill be held at VU University in Amsterdam on May 15-16th, 2014.
On the 28th of March 2014 the Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) officially handed over its Implementation plan to Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. This marks the start of the implementation phase of joint programming in the area of Nutrition and Health.
During the MB meeting June, two new members of the SAB of the JPI HDHL were elected. Both researchers were very happy to accept the invitation to become a member of the SAB. As an expert in the field of determinants of diet and physical activity, Professor Maria Daniel Vaz de Almeida from the University of Porto will represent pillar 1. Paul O’Toole from University College Cork is Professor in Microbial Genomics and will take a seat in the Diet and food production pillar. With Professor Chantal Simon and Professor Willem Vos leaving the SAB, the SAB is now back in its complete form.
We would like to express our thanks to Professor Chantal Simon and Professor Willem Vos for their time and effort spend on the SAB of the JPI HDHL!
The JPI HDHL launches, on February 7th 2014, a call to establish a European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative (ENPADASI). Through the call procedure a networking programme will be adopted by the JPI HDHL to build up a specific Knowledge Hub (KH). The aim is to bring together research centres and their scientists from JPI Member Countries to carry out joint trans-multi-disciplinary activities aiming at the standardisation of data collection, storage and management through the development of a common methodology and a shared ICT infrastructure.
We are pleased to announce that Estonia joined the call.
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On April 14th 2014 the Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) will launch a transnational call for Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health (BioNH).
The main objective of the BioNH call 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. This will be a key step in the implementation of the JPI HDHL strategic research agenda. The BioNH call in particular aims to define and harmonise the methodology necessary to prove the nutritional effects in the development of foods.