Project leader: Kieran Tuohy, Fondazione Edmund Mach

Web communication: Anna Eriksson,  (E-STaR) Fondazione Edmund Mach,

Bando "I comunicatori STAR della scienza", Provincia Autonoma di Trento

The EFH project is built around the “one health” concept, and will address how ENVIRONMENT, FOOD and HEALTH are all linked to obesity and healthy ageing.
By the year 2060 more than 20% of the EUREGIO population will be over 65 years of age, placing considerable economic burden on social provision and health care costs. Similarly, more than 50% of our people are currently overweight and nearly 20% obese. This “perfect storm” of age and obesity related chronic disease threatens the economic viability of our region and the health and welfare of our people.

The EFH project proposes a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on scientific expertise in different disciplines (environmental science, public health, psychology of risk perception, dairy science, food science and technology, nutrition, metabolomics, genetics, bioinformatics, gut microbiota, gene ecology, cell biology, biomedicine, epidemiology, clinical nutrition, obesity and gerontology), to tackle the multifaceted challenges of obesity and healthy ageing.


FEBS Workshop "Ageing and Regeneration"

Research targeted at defining conditions for healthy ageing is key to developing sustainable future societies. Moreover, regenerative medicine continuously strives to develop treatments and, as a long-term goal, cures for a variety of age-related disorders. The workshop will bring together experts working at the forefront of science in both ageing research and regenerative medicine / stem cell biology. As a unique feature, the participants will benefit from synergy available through the comprehensive inclusion of leading experts working in various domains of life, from plants, nematodes and tunicates to mice and humans, with the ambition to define and explore new integrative concepts and common strategies. The workshop is dedicated to developing the theoretical background for future attempts to provide solutions for the biomedical challenges caused by the ongoing demographic shift.

The workshop will be held on September 9-12, 2019.

Organizer: Pidder Jansen-Dürr

Deadline for applications: June 1, 2019To view the programme and register online, please go to

In case of questions please contact Anita Hohenegger at