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Novel natural products for healthy ageing from Mediterranean diet and food plants of other global sources

Objective

The main goal of the MediHealth project is to introduce a novel approach for the discovery of active agents of food plants from Mediterranean diet and other global sources to promote healthy ageing. This will be achieved through an extended and well-balanced scheme of researcher’s secondments between 5 universities and 4 enterprises from EU & Associated countries as well as 4 universities from Third countries. A mutual scientific project developed on the needs and interests of both sectors exploiting the existing complementary expertise will be the base of this proposal. Plants from the Mediterranean diet and food plants from TC will be rationally selected and will be subjected to an integrated, interactive and comprehensive platform including in silico, in vitro (advanced cell-based assays), in vivo (flies and mice models) & metabolism assessment. Advanced analytical techniques will embrace the pharmacological evaluation process for the efficient isolation and identification of bioactive plant constituents. Pharmacological profiling of bioactive natural products as well as identification and synthesis of their metabolites will be carried out. Finally, to carry to the stage of development innovative products in the area of nutraceuticals/dietary supplements process-optimization studies will be performed. Within this project, core scientific multidisciplinary knowledge from different research areas will be integrated creating valuable synergies. Expertise will be transferred by means of the seconded researchers training in environments with different research orientation where complimentary skills are required. Special attention will be given to dissemination activities aiming to public awareness of benefits of healthy diet(s). MediHealth aspires to comprise a successful model promoting considerably researchers’ competences and long-lasting collaboration between Industry and Academia generating innovation potential at the European and global levels.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 288 000

Participants (8)

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 292 500
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 130 500
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIONORICA RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
Mitterweg 24
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GALENICA FARMAKEFTIKI VIDMICHANIA ANONYMOS ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Eleftherias 4
14564 Kifisia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIVACELL BIOTECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Ferdinand Porsche Strasse 5
79211 Denzlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROUSSELET CENTRIFUGATION SA
France
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Avenue Rhin Et Danube 45
07100 Annonay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 153 000
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

TRUONG DAI HOC Y DUOC TP.HCM
Vietnam
Address
Hong Bang Street 217 District 5 Old Street Name An Duong Vuong St
- Ho Chi Minh City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
South Africa
Address
5Th Floor Building 21 Staatsartille Road
0082 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACULTE DES SCIENCES DE SFAX
Tunisia
Address
Route De Soukra Km 3,5
3000 Sfax
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL NORTE
Chile
Address
Avenida Angamos 0610
Antofagasta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments