Call on the effect of food intake on intestinal microbiomics

In March 2015 the Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL) launched the call “Intestinal Microbiomics”. This transnational call focuses on research proposals that increase knowledge on: (1) the functional effects of diet, dietary patterns and dietary constituents on human intestinal microbiota and (2) on the functional impact of diet-related variations in the intestinal microbiota on human health and/or the development of non-communicable chronic disease. 

A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life

The top sector Life Sciences & Health offers the financial resources for Dutch researchers to participate in this transnational call. The top sector AgriFood is intrinsically involved during the development of this Joint Action. ZonMw is the Dutch partner in this combined research programme of the JPI HDHL. By partnering, ZonMw supports the goals and general vision of JPI HDHL. This includes that in 2030 all European citizens will have the motivation, chances, and possibilities to eat healthy and to move effectively to prevent the onset of chronic diseases. 

The Joint Action consists of two important phases, namely the pre-proposal and the full proposal. The deadline of the pre-proposal has already expired, with a total of 43 submitted research proposals. Currently, all proposals are being controlled and evaluated by independent experts. At the end of June the participants will receive feedback and will be informed on their status for the following round. The deadline for the submission of the full proposal is 1st of September 2015. The final decision on which proposals will be granted will be made in December 2015. 

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