NCoE Food, Nutrition & Health

NordForsk has processed the submitted applications for the Nordic Centres of Excellence programme on Food, Nutrition & Health. Negotiations with three new research centres are now in the final stage .
The centres were presented in St.Petersburg 25 April, at the kick-off “Northern Taste Dimension” – a part of the New Nordic Food programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The three centres are:

HELGA: Nordic Health – Wholegrain Food.
Co-ordinated by Anne Tjønneland at the Danish Cancer Society, Denmark.

SYSDIET: Systems biology in controlled dietary interventions and cohort studies.
Co-ordinated by Matti Uusitupa, Universitety of Kuopio, Finland.

MitoHealth: Centre for Bioactive Food Components and Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases.
Co-ordinated by Rolf Kristian Berge, Universitety of Bergen, Norway.

The NordForsk NCoE programme on Food Nutrition and Health, including focus areas, planned activities and aims of the three research centres, will be launched at a kick-off event in Oslo in June 2007.