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Gut-brain-axis: Targets for improvement of cognition in the elderly

Project description

Gut microbiome central to addressing age-related decline in cognitive functions

The age-related decline in cognitive functions is a social and medical problem of modern times. Studies show that changes in lifestyle and nutritional interventions are beneficial for cognition. The gut microbiome is a key factor in maintaining brain plasticity and represents a promising target for interventions to improve cognitive abilities in the elderly. The EU-funded SmartAge project aims to train a new generation of scientists to understand the role of the microbiome-gut-brain axis in ageing and its impact on cognition. The project will apply a translational approach combining animal and human studies, nutritional and lifestyle interventions, cognitive testing, brain imaging, omics and systems biology to find regulators of gut-brain communication.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM JENA
Address
Kastanienstr.1
07747 Jena
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 758 365,20

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 528 414,48
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHERRY BIOTECH

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
6 Rue Gurvand
35000 Rennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CROMED KUTATO ES SZOLGALTATO KOZPONTOK KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 229 715,28
Address
Baross Utca 91 95
1047 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIO BIOMEDICA DE GIRONA DOCTOR JOSEP TRUETA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Calle Dr. Castany Sn Edificio De La Mancomunidad 2 Parque Hospitalario Marti Julia
17190 Girona
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 274 684,32
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CLINICAL-MICROBIOMICS AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Fruebjergvej 3
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EDEN TECH
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
11 Rue De Lourmel
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)