National joint research projects
BMBF Research cluster enable
Main aim of the interdisciplinary research in enable is to develop new strategies to promote healthier food choices in all stages of life. Lead by the ZIEL, the cluster is one out of four promoted by the BMBF competence cluster in Germany.
The clusters speaker: Prof. Dr. Hans Hauner (ZIEL - Institute for Food & Health Member)
First funding phase: june 2015 - august 2019
Second funding phase: september 2018 - august 2021
Finance volume: 11,6 Mio. €
- Technical University of Munich (ZIEL - members: Profs. Haller, Hauner, Hofmann, Gedrich)
- ZIEL Core Facility Human Studies (Prof. Thomas Skurk)
- Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
- Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
- Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
- Helmholtz Centre Munich (ZIEL - member: Prof. Linseisen)
- Fraunhofer-Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV (ZIEL - member: Prof. Eisner)
- German Research Centre for Food Chemistry, Leibniz Institute
The ZIEL contains the enable administration office, incures the entire financial settlement, grants four stipends for dissertations and provides the Core Facilities for sample analysis.
DFG Priority Program SPP 1656
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dirk Haller; Program Office and Coordination at ZIEL
Funding volume: 16 Mio €
Duration: 2016 - 31.12.2019
- National Initiative on Mechanisms of Gut Health and Microbiome
- Support of the Gnotobiotic Facility and Microbiome Standardization
What interactions exist between the composition of the microbiome in the digestive tract and its diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease or colon cancer? The new Collaborative Research Center "Microbiome Signatures – Functional Relevance of the Microbiome in the Digestive Tract", which is funded by the German Research Foundation, deals with this question in both basic and clinical projects. For more information click here.
Third Bavarian Food Consumption Survey
The 3rd Bavarian Food Consumption Survey is a scientific survey on the nutritional behaviour and health of the Bavarian population. It is carried out on behalf of the Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (StMELF) in close cooperation between the Chair of Epidemiology at UNIKA-T Augsburg (Prof. Jakob Linseisen), the AG Public Health Nutrition at ZIEL - Institute for Food & Health (Prof. Kurt Gedrich) and the Kompetenzzentrum für Ernährung (KErn) [Competence Center for Nutrition]. The BVS III, in continuation of its predecessors of 1995 and 2002/03, is intended to record the current nutritional status as well as consumption habits and nutrient supply, and thus form the basis for suitable health and nutritional policy measures. The project duration is three years (01/2020 to 12/2022). The total funding amounts to approx. EUR 1.5 million.