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PIVOTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF BIOACTIVES ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING. FROM HUMAN GENOMA TO FOOD INDUSTRY - PATHWAY

Objective

Scientific understanding of the role and mechanisms of bioactives is fragmented. Research often addresses the theoretical possibility of health improvement effects rather than their real, practical use for everyday diets. Bioactives cannot be considered as discrete chemical compounds and research must focus on bioactive-enriched foods (BEF), if consumer demands for foods delivering appropriate health and wellbeing benefits are to be fulfilled.
PATHWAY, a pan-European interdisciplinary team of 16 life/social scientists and 10 high tech/ food processing SMEs, uniquely addresses the role and mechanisms of action of 3 bioactives (docosahexaenoic acid, β-glucan, anthocyanins, chosen for known/claimed effectiveness in reducing some risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome (MS), enriching 3 different widely-consumed food matrices (dairy-, bakery-, egg products). Critical evaluation of bioactive-food matrix interactions and determining the extent of synergies between the 3 bioactives are key elements of PATHWAY.
PATHWAY will determine the impact of BEF on physiologically-relevant MS (a risk factor for many diseases) endpoints and deliver a better understanding of the role and mechanisms of action of the 3 bioactives and BEF. Parallel in vitro/in vivo studies will enable selection of robust biomarkers by advanced omics techniques.
Deliverables will include BEF and generic protocols, best practices and guidelines for planning dietary interventions, and guidance to SMEs for producing health-promoting BEF and for submitting convincing health claim dossiers to EFSA; the latter will be greatly facilitated by one SME partner who has submitted 3 successful dossiers. PATHWAY guidelines will be generic and will apply to a wide range of bioactives and BEF.
Impact will be optimised across Europe by targeted dissemination to industry (especially SME), consumer and S&T stakeholders. Young people will be trained in a stimulating interdisciplinary, trans-sectoral environment.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
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Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 848 234,71
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Bordoni (Dr.)

Participants (25)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

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Finland
EU contribution
€ 167 375,63
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seija Flinck (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 467 634,19
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didier Dupont (Dr.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 174 753
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Arner (Prof.)
MAX RUBNER INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR ERNAEHRUNG UND LEBENSMITTEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 428 204,50
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 9
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Kranz (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 34 500,55
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seija Flinck (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 239 640
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ina Krischek (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 353 334
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 279 596,20
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Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Mandrup (Prof.)
AINIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 321 043,01
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 5-11 Valencia Parc Tecnologic
46980 Paterna Valencia
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lidia Tomás (Dr.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN NUTRITION HUMAINE D'AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 177 008,80
Address
Rue Montalembert 58
63009 Clermont Ferrand
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Noel Cano (Prof.)
THE LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 36 554,30
Address
St James's University Hospital, Beckett Street
LS9 7TF Leeds
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Donna Johnstone (Mrs.)
EGE UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 100 352,60
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Ege Universitesi Kampusu
35100 Izmir
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sibel Karakaya (Prof.)
Campden BRI Magyarorszag Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 293 996
Address
Haller U 2
1096 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adrienn Hegyi (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE EUROPEAN BRANCH AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 308 528,40
Address
Av. E. Mounier 83
1200 Bruxelles
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Karekezi (Mr.)
LEBENSMITTELVERSUCHANSTALT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 146 728
Address
Blaasstrasse 29
1190 Wien
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julian Drausinger (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 89 066,20
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Wollgast (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL FOOD NETWORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 287,50
Address
Science And Technology Centre
RG6 6BZ Reading
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Henson (Mr.)
ADWARE RESEARCH FEJLESZTO ES TANACSADO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 165 052
Address
Volgy Utca 41
8230 Balatonfured
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Papp (Mrs.)
GIOTTO BIOTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 513
Address
Via Madonna Del Piano 6
50019 Sesto Fiorentino Fi
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Cardelli (Dr.)
NGB GENETICS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 67 276,61
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Via Luigi Borsari 46
44121 Ferrara
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Vittorio Lucchini (Dr.)
APPLICATIONS SANTE DES LIPIDES SARL
France
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€ 112 134
Address
Bioparc Vichy
03270 Hauterive
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Céline Atrux (Ms.)
ABRO BIOTEC SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 119 914,80
Address
Calle Santa Maria 36
47359 Olivares De Duero
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Esperanza Castro Becerra (Ms.)
SWEDISH OAT FIBER AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 122 466
Address
Bua Hamn 6
43024 Varobacka
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederic Prothon (Dr.)
ADEXGO IPARI, KERESKEDELMI ES SZOLGALTATO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 434 198
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Volgy Utca 41
8230 Balatonfured
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Attila Tanai (Dr.)
DESARROLLOS PANADEROS LEVANTINOS SLL
Spain
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€ 213 839
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C Collao Parcela 16 - Poligono Industrial La Pahilla
46370 Chiva
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Administrative Contact
Maria Guzman (Ms.)