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Physical Activity and Nutrition INfluences In ageing

Objective

Life expectancy is increasing dramatically, but the period of good health (healthspan) enjoyed by most is not keeping pace, with implications for health, social care, and pensions resulting in estimated costs more than doubling by 2050. Thus, understanding the many factors that contribute to healthy ageing versus frailty, and validating interventions and influencing policy to promote healthy ageing is a cross-cutting research priority in Europe. Given the considerable impact of lifestyle factors on healthy ageing and disease, there is a surprising lack of innovative multi-disciplinary training and research examining the influence of physical activity and nutrition on age-related changes at gene to societal level. PANINI will address this gap by coordinating research laboratories across Europe to focus on cutting-edge ageing and health research through training 11 ESRs across scientific disciplines to create a holistic approach to the challenge of ageing in the 21st Century. PANINI is a European Training Network with 8 world-leading beneficiaries working on Healthy Ageing and 10 non-academic partners carefully selected for quality and range of sectors. These vary in size including 1 large nutrition company, 5 SMEs, 2 charities, 1 healthcare partnership and 1 EU Joint Research Centre. PANINI’s vision is to implement multidisciplinary cross-sectoral research and training of a new cohort of researchers taking a radically innovative approach to overcome the challenge of unhealthy ageing. The main goals of PANINI are to: integrate expertise from basic biomedical science and technology to applied clinical practice; standardise measurements across the network to create a toolkit and shared dataset; provide multidisciplinary training secondments to expose ESRs to healthcare and industry research settings and other laboratories; disseminate widely the shared and individual project findings; and use these to develop a policy document to promote healthy ageing in Europe.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 956 507,58

Participants (7)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 383 061,42
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PERSONAL GENOMICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Roveggia 43
37136 Verona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (9)

Age UK
United Kingdom
Address
12 Shakespeare Street
NG1 4FQ Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HUR Ltd
Finland
Address
Rasulankatu 9 B
33730 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Danone Nutricia Research
Netherlands
Address
12 Uppsala Avenue
3584 CT Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Move it or Lose it
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BIRMINGHAM NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Mindelsohn Way Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre
B15 2PR Birmingham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Scriptoria
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Other
Blueberry Training Ltd
United Kingdom
Address

Stourbridge
Activity type
Other
UNIE KBO
Netherlands
Address
Julianaplein 2 5211 Bc
5201 AH 'S-hertogenbosch
Activity type
Other
JRC
Italy
Address

Ispra
Activity type
Other