Knowledge Platform on Food, Diet, Intestinal Microbiomics and Human Health

HDHL INTIMIC JFA2 “Knowledge Platform on Food, Diet, Intestinal Microbiomics and Human Health” (INTIMIC KP)
Knowledge Platform on Food, Diet, Intestinal Microbiomics and Human Health
KP Intestinal Microbiomics
Dr. Jildau Bouwman
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
The Netherlands


Partner Organization Partner Country
University of TurinItaly
Instituto de Productos Lácteos de AsturiasSpain
Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga-Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de MálagaSpain
Wageningen University and ResearchThe Netherlands
Medical University of ViennaAustria
Medical University of GrazAustria
Istituto Superiore di SanitàItaly
Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular MedicineGermany
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and FoodBelgium
University of Milan, Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional SciencesItaly
University of Barcelona, Nutrition & Food Science DepartmentSpain
Sigmund Freud University ViennaAustria
Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of BolzanoItaly
University of Bari Aldo MoroItaly
University of Naples Federico IIItaly
Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics)Italy
Alma Mater Studiorum University of BolognaItaly
INRA Unité de Nutrition HumaineFrance
Max Rubner-InstituteGermany
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Institute for Milk Hygiene, Milk Technology and Food ScienceAustria
Migal - Galilee Research InstituteIsrael
Amedes genetics GmbHGermany
University of Florence, NEUROFARBA DepartmentItaly
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition, University of KielGermany
University of GrazAustria
Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPSGermany
University of Milano, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular SciencesItaly
INRA/ University of Clermont AuvergneFrance
Ben-Gurion University of the NegevIsrael
Helmholtz Zentrum MünchenGermany
University Medical Center GroningenThe Netherlands
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche- Istituto di Fisiologia ClinicaItaly
The Open University of IsraelIsrael
Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research (TNO)The Netherlands
Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital RegensburgGermany
Institute for Laboratory Animal Science, Hannover Medical SchoolGermany
Institute of Animal Science, University of HohenheimGermany
University of GothenburgSweden
University of ViennaAustria
Unilever Research & DevelopmentThe Netherlands
NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht UniversityThe Netherlands
Bonn UniversityGermany
INSERM-University of RouenFrance
Human Nutrition Research CenterFrance
Chalmers University, Division Food and Nutrition Science, Department of Biology and Biological EngineeringSweden
Centre d'Immunologie et des Maladies InfectieusesFrance
Institute of Network Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum MünchenGermany
University Clinic RWTH Aachen, Medical Clinic IIIGermany
University of Florence, Department of BiologyItaly
Federico II University Dept Clinical Medicine and SurgeryItaly

1. Overall project description

1.1 Summary

Studies suggest that the intestinal microbiome modulates the risk of several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, allergy, cardiovascular disease, and colorectal cancer (CRC). Dietary factors are related to chronic disease risk, and they have been suggested to modulate the composition and function of the gut microbiome. However, detailed knowledge on the relationship of diet, the microbiome, and chronic disease risk is still limited.

The overarching aim of the knowledge platform is to foster studies on the microbiome, nutrition and health by  assembling available information in the field of microbiome research in food, nutrition and health in a comprehensive way, which also includes other disciplines (e.g. food science, metabolomics) that are relevant in the context of microbiome research. The goal is to make this information findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) to the scientific community and to link and provide in-depth information to various stakeholders.


Through these efforts a network of transnational and multidisciplinary collaboration will emerge, that will further develop and increase the impact of microbiome research in human health. Urgent areas of research in this KP were identified to be the roles of microbiome in early infancy, during ageing and in subclinical and clinically manifest disease.


1.2 Highlights

4. Impact

4.1 List of publications

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4.2 Presentation of the project

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4.3 List of submitted patents and other outputs

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s
H2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement n.696300

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