What's new from the EuroDISH project? Newsletter 3/2014

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Newsletter n°3 autumn 2014 



What's new from the EuroDISH project?




This third EuroDISH newsletter follows the 4th EuroDISH plenary meeting, 22-23 September, Zaandam, the Netherlands. It was a lively and interactive meeting between the project partners, inspired by the following questions.

Which research questions cannot be answered with current infrastructures?

What new research infrastructure is needed to allow innovative research? 

EuroDISH is seeking the views of stakeholders. What do you think?  Join the discussions on the EuroDISH Linkedin Group.

The key themes to emerge from the discussions were the need to link existing research infrastructures (studying determinants, intake, status and health), and for overarching infrastructure to connect systems biology, neurobiology, psychology, food security and sustainability. The partners are now progressing to the final phase of the project: creating the conceptual design of the research infrastructure of the future, and a roadmap (the steps needed) to make it happen.


Final EuroDISH project conference, 15 May 2015, at the Expo Milano 2015, Italy.

02 Strillo Logo 500x320 OKThe results of the EuroDISH project will be presented on 15 May 2015, during the ‘Food, Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing’ week in the EXPO pavilion of the European Commission. The EXPO is themed ‘Feed the Planet, Energy for Life’, and around 20 million visitors are expected over a 6 month period.

The EuroDISH project results will be shared and discussed with 100 invited stakeholders. The day will be combined with talks from key-note speakers to gain different perspectives from research, policy and industry; for example, FoodManufuture - another FP7 project, which shared similar aims in developing a conceptual design for European food manufacturing research infrastructures, will present their findings.

Stakeholder Views on Research Infrastructures for Innovative Mechanistic Studies

An open EuroDISH workshop on "Designing a Case Study Research Infrastructure for Innovative Mechanistic Studies" was held during the 11th NuGOweek which took place 8-11 September 2014, at The Vesuvian Institute, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy.


In an in-depth analysis the participants discussed what kind of nutrition specific infrastructure would be needed in future studies. In the final report about the case study the results will be combined with input from stakeholders. For this purpose stakeholders not present at the meeting, are kindly invited to give feedback on their experienced needs and requirements for research infrastructures, including emerging ones.

Please click here to complete the survey and take the opportunity to share your expertise and opinion on data infrastructures for nutrition research and future directions for related European funding.

To read more about this case study and NuGOweek workshop, click here.




EuroDISH is present at the following events.

  • EuroDISH Stakeholder Workshop on Conceptual Design and Roadmap, Brussels, Belgium, 3-4 February 2015
  • EuroDISH Final Conference, EXPO Milan, Italy, 15 May 2015
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EuroDISH team at 4th plenary meeting, Zaandam, The Netherlands

Best regards,

The Eurodish Team


Research contacts:
Dr Krijn Poppe
Wageningen University,
The Netherlands
T: +31 70 335 83 13
E : krijn.poppe@wur.nl

Prof. Pieter van't Veer
Wageningen University,
The Netherlands
T: +31317485105
E: pieter.vantveer@wur.nl 




Media contact:
Karin Zimmermann, BSc, RM LEI Wageningen UR,
The Netherlands
T: +31 70 3358185
E: karin.zimmermann@wur.nl


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.(Contract n°311788).