Project title/Contract number: „Application of new technologies and methods in nutrition research – the example of phenotypic flexibility" № 289511 Acronym NutriTech
Main contract activities: NutriTech is a European Union funded research project (6 M€, 4 years) evaluating the use of cutting-edge analytical technologies and methods to comprehensively evaluate the diet-health relationship and critically assess their usefulness for the future of nutrition research and human well-being. Technologies include genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, laser scanning cytometry, NMR based lipoprotein profiling and advanced imaging by MRI/MRS. All methods will be applied in an integrated manner to quantify the effect of diet on "phenotypic flexibility", based on metabolic flexibility (the capacity for the organism to adapt fuel oxidation to fuel availability). Phenotypic flexibility will create a basis for a new generation of biomarkers that allow for the quantification of health instead of disease (progression), and this is of high value for the demonstration of health effects of diet and dietary ingredients.
Research area: Medicine, Nurrigenomics
Implementation period: 01.2012-06.2016