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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Net EU contribution
€ 288 000,00
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

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Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 292 500,00
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina

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Region
Αττική Aττική Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 130 500,00
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BIONORICA RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 58 500,00
Address
Mitterweg 24
6020 Innsbruck

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Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GALENICA FARMAKEFTIKI VIDMICHANIA ANONYMOS ETAIRIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Eleftherias 4
14564 Kifisia

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Region
Αττική Aττική Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
VIVACELL BIOTECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Address
Ferdinand Porsche Strasse 5
79211 Denzlingen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Emmendingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ROUSSELET CENTRIFUGATION SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Avenue Rhin Et Danube 45
07100 Annonay

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Ardèche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 103 500,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 153 000,00
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (4)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TRUONG DAI HOC Y DUOC TP.HCM
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hong Bang Street 217 District 5 Old Street Name An Duong Vuong St
- Ho Chi Minh City

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 108 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
5th Floor Building 21 Staatsartille Road
0082 Pretoria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 103 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FACULTE DES SCIENCES DE SFAX
Tunisia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Route De Soukra Km 3,5
3000 Sfax

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 126 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL NORTE
Chile
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Angamos 0610
Antofagasta

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 108 000,00