In our consortium we bring together eight institutions from four EU countries spanning academia and industry. We are supported by our partners to deliver an exciting research and training programme.



PIs: Gianni Panagiotou

Systems biology, bioinformatics, -omics, metabolic engineering. Associate Professor, Head of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Department.

PIs: Max Nieuwdorp

Translational research, diabetes mellitus, human trials, microbiome research. Professor in Medicine/chair diabetes center AMC VUmC, Head of experimental vascular medicine laboratory AMC.


PIs: Ursula Schwab

Clinical interventions with emphasis on lipid and glucose metabolism and low-grade inflammation. Professor in Nutrition Therapy. Vice-chair of the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine, UEF.

PIs: Hani El-Nezami

Gut health, microbiota in health and disease, liver cancer. Professor Gut Health and Food Safety, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine, UEF.

PIs: Marjukka Kolehmainen

Food and health, low grade inflammation, stress. Professor in Nutrition, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine, UEF.


PIs: Kati Hanhineva

Mass spectrometry based metabolomics with special emphasis on food, nutrition & microbiota. Founder & CEO of Afekta Technologies.


PIs: Adam Baker

Human molecular biology, Human host bacterial interaction, microbiome, translational research. Head of Discovery, Microbiome and Human Health.

PIs: Henrik Bjorn Nielsen

Microbiome bioinformatics and systems biology. CSO of Clinical-Microbiomics.


PIs: Morten Sommer

Microbiology, synthetic biology, functional metagenomics, microbiome research. Professor and Associate scientific director at Center for Biosustainability, Head of Bacterial Synthetic Biology section.


PIs: Oscar Kuipers

Antimicrobials, genetic engineering, bacterial physiology, bioinformatics. Head of Dept. Molecular Genetics; Coordinator of SynMod (Eurocores) and 4 Dutch STW consortia and Program Director Center for Sustainable Antimicobials (CeSAM).

Research Partner Organisations


Professor Weiping Jia

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People Hospital. Director of the Shanghai Clinical Center for Diabetes, Director of Shanghai Diabetes Institute. and


Jacob Jelsing

Co-founder, vice chairman of board of Gubra.


Professor Aimin XU

Director, State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, HKU.
Director, Antibody and Immunoassay Services, HKU.


Dr. Giuseppe D'Auria

Senior researcher in Genomics and Health Area at FISABIO Valencia, Spain.

Training Research Organisations

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