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The Integrated Neurobiology of Food Intake, Addiction and Stress

Obiettivo

NeuroFAST is a multidisciplinary project, involving ten teams from seven countries, to explore the neurobiology of addiction and eating behaviour and the complex socio-psychological forces that can lead to its dysregulation. These forces include dietary components (including highly palatable foods and alcohol), some of which may have addictive properties, but also cultural and social pressures, everyday stressors, and family-genetic influences on these. The project will provide new data from human studies, including human nutritional studies, that is needed to inform health policy initiatives. This will be underpinned by state-of-the art mechanistic research to establish a solid scientific basis for this advice. The European added value lies in building up the necessary critical mass in several fields of expertise: psychology, epidemiology, human genetics related to eating disorders, human nutrition, eating and addictive behaviour disorders, endocrinology, human brain imaging, together with studies of the basic mechanisms of eating behaviour and addiction, (neuro)endocrine regulators, stress, opiate dependence, and cannabinoid actions. To provide scientific support for European public health policies, a focus will be on a socio-psychological analysis of determinants of food addiction and substance abuse, and of how risk factors like stress in the workplace are driving addictive behaviour. We will establish an evidence base for inter-relationships, linking eating disorder research with obesity research, stress research and addiction research, and involving studies of selected individual food components using novel designed foods with controlled components. In summary, we will use a synergistic combination of controlled laboratory studies, characterization of patient groups, and examination of real-world scenarios based on epidemiological community samples that will be relevant to policy development.

Invito a presentare proposte

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinatore

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Indirizzo
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Svezia
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 1 606 120
Contatto amministrativo
Emilia Rung (Dr.)

Partecipanti (12)

UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 591 800
Indirizzo
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Roger Adan (Prof.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 217 790
Indirizzo
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Uberto Pagotto (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 924 079
Indirizzo
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ian Tough (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 245 800
Indirizzo
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Keith Cann (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM ESSEN
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 507 470
Indirizzo
Hufelandstrasse 55
45147 Essen
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
George Sebastian (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 662 345
Indirizzo
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Angela Noble (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 159 100
Indirizzo
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Lars Henning (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 207 780
Indirizzo
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Fernando Sedano Arnaez (Dr.)
KIRSERLETI ORVOSTUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET
Ungheria
Contributo UE
€ 227 800
Indirizzo
Szigony Utca 43
1083 Budapest
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Zsolt Liposits (Prof.)
NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 292 100
Indirizzo
Kernhemseweg 2
6718 ZB Ede Gld
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Joost Overduin (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 307 800
Indirizzo
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Fausto Pedrazzini (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE TOSCANA GABRIELE MONASTERIO PER LA RICERCA MEDICA E DI SANITA PUBBLICA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 50 000
Indirizzo
Via Trieste 41
56126 Pisa
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Luciano Ciucci (Dr.)