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Global Network of Excellence for Research on Adipose Tissue Plasticity and Human Thermogenesis

Objective

"Our aim is to create a multiannual joint programme dedicated to exchanges of research staff between European (Sweden, Greece, UK) research entities and other third countries (Brazil, Belarus, and In-dia) to increase knowledge on adipose tissue plasticity and human thermogenesis. The proposal stems from recent reports suggesting that mammalian adipose tissue has the ability to alter its structure and phenotype depending on the environmental or physiological situation (e.g. cold exposure or exercise). If this is confirmed, it will have important implications regarding overall metabolic rate, body weight regulation, and cardio-metabolic disease in humans. The project is designed to exploit the complimentary expertise of EU and third country research or-ganisations through knowledge sharing and transfer between countries. This will be achieved by establishing a Network of Excellence (NoE) that will incorporate staff secondments for the purpose of networking, training activities, workshops, and joint research. Thus, this proposal will foster a mutual understanding of the different disciplines, encouraging entrepreneurship and long-term interdisciplinary collaboration regarding adipose tissue plasticity and human thermogenesis."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 153 100
Administrative Contact
Georgia Pahlitzanakis (Mrs.)

Participants (2)

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 116 500
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ellen Rydberg (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 800
Address
Wulfruna Street
WV1 1LY Wolverhampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
George Metsios (Dr.)